Board of Supervisors consider Ordinance on  Marijuana Cultivation – Tuesday, January 12th

This past October, the California Governor, recently signed new legislation that will allow the State of California to control and license medical marijuana dispensaries, delivery, and commercial cultivation throughout the State.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 1:30pm, Nevada County Sheriff, Keith Royal, will appear before the Board of Supervisors to present an urgency ordinance regarding marijuana cultivation in Nevada County. In accordance with the October 2015 laws, Nevada County has until March 1st, 2016 to make a decision on this issue locally.

Community members may attend this meeting.

1:30 P.M. Keith Royal, Sheriff-Coroner/Public Administrator

51a. SR 16-0075 (Introduce/Adopt)  An Urgency Ordinance amending the Title and Sections G-IV 5.2 through G-IV 5.5 of Article 5 of Chapter IV of the Nevada County General Code regarding Restrictions on Marijuana Cultivation. (4/5 affirmative vote required.)
51b. SR 16-0082 Resolution calling an Election for, and authorizing the submission to the Voters of, an Ordinance amending Subsections G-IV 5.4(C) and G-IV 5.4(E) of Article 5 of Chapter IV of the Nevada County General Code regarding Restrictions on Marijuana Cultivation, and Consolidating the Election with the June 7, 2016 Statewide General Election

See full Agenda: 1-12-2016 Agenda 

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The Anonymous People – Wednesday, November 19

Anonymous People_Film Lecture Series - one weekOn Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE documentary will be shown at the Rocklin High School Theatre at 5301 Victory Lane in Rocklin, CA. Rocklin High School is teaming up with the Coalition for Placer Youth – Raising Placer and Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) to bring this FREE event to Placer County and raise awareness and compassion for the millions of people impacted by substance use and abuse. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the film will begin at 6:20pm with a speaker discussion panel to follow.

Film and event introduction will be conducted by Rocklin Police Chief, Ron Lawrence and Panel speakers will include Bridgette Dean, Assistant Principal Adelante High School in Roseville, Jim Holmes, Placer County Board of Supervisors, and Terri Powell, Program Director Full Circle Adolescent Services (CoRR).

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.

Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2014; Doors open at 6:00pm. Film starts at 6:20pm
WHERE: Rocklin High School Theatre | 5301 Victory Lane, Rocklin |

For more information, please call Shari Crow at 530-886-5409.

Recovery Enrichment Series – Mindfulness – November 5th, 2014

The Coalition and CoRR are pleased to present a one-of a kind FREE community Recovery Enrichment Series. The focus of this bi-monthly series is to provide FREE education, information, and life enrichment for our amazing community. Beginning in February, 2014, we kicked off the series with renowned speaker Father Tom Weston who spoke about recovery followed by Dr. Christina Lasich: Foods that Trigger Pain and Relapse; Dr. Helen Crawford: Managing Depression; and Lucinda Porter: Hepatitis C each with an over-whelming number of community attendees.These events are absolutely FREE to attend and open to anyone who would like to attend. Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat ~ Melissa Kelley 530-273-9541 ext. 226; email –

Recovery & Wellness Series RSVP

Coming Up in the Recovery Enrichment Series:

Special Guest Speaker, Bruce Pardoe: Mindfulness, Live in the present ~ Wednesday, November 5th, 2014FEATURE web 11-5-2014

Bruce Pardoe has been practicing meditation in the Vipassana tradition of Buddhism since 2006. During that period, he has focused on intensive long-term silent retreats of up to three months in duration through Spirit Rock in Marin, CA and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. His teachers have included the western masters John Travis, Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. In March of 2011, Bruce founded an inclusive, interactive meditation group named Your Place Too which he continues to lead to this day. In 2012 he was invited to become a teacher trainee at Mountain Stream Meditation Center in Nevada City, CA. In addition to offering talks to the community, he is now leading for the fourth time the 6 week “Beginning Series of Meditation” courses. Bruce also serves dharma practice as the president of the board of directors for Mountain Stream.

Please join us for our fifth installment of the Recovery Enrichment Series.  Special Guest Speaker, Bruce Pardoe: Mindfulness, Live in the present. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and enrich your journey! 

Continuing Education Credits available for the  Recovery Enrichment Series: Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s): BBS #PCE2459CAADAC #5-01-456-0215.

November 5th, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

National Recovery Month ~ Friday, September 26th, 2014 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Th Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County (CDFNC), Community Recovery Resources (CoRR), and the CoRR Alumni Association join the the voices of recovery on September 26th from 4 to 7 pm in celebration of those who are recovering and the people and organizations who make recovery possible. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) ( is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

FREE Family Fun EventRecovery Happens at The Campus – September is National Recovery Month and recovery is happening…here, there, and everywhere! This year, we speak up and reach out to more than 20 million  Americans in long term recovery and share a message of community with the 2/3 of American families who are touched by addiction. There are many paths to recovery, including medical care and other professional treatment, group support, and self-help.

Day’s events will include: 

  • Bounce House
  • Dunk Tank
  • Passport Game
  • Raffle
  • Recovery Rock painting
  • Fatal Vision Goggles
  • Unity Circle
  • Live Music
  • Guided tours of The Campus (4:30pm & 6:00pm)

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Free SBIRT and MI Training at SNMH – Monday September 29th

We have arranged for the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) Training Team to facilitate training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) on Monday, September 29th at Sierra Nevada Memorial Outpatient Center Conference Rooms.

Registration is now open and the attached flyer includes the registration form and instructions on the back side. Click HERE to download the registration form or register online at the bottom of this page.

Please forward this training information to your colleagues and contact Shelley Rogers, Program Coordinator, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County should you have any questions at 530-273-7956.

SBIRT featureTraining Overview: Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is effective in a variety of settings. It has been proven particularly effective in hospital emergency departments and trauma centers with individuals with alcohol-related injuries.

SBIRT also has been shown to be effective in primary care settings, where it is incorporated into other routine medical assessments such as measuring blood pressure.

This training focuses on screening procedures to identify risk; key motivational interviewing concepts and principles that are tied to effective use of the FLO (Feedback; Listen and Understand; Options Explored) brief intervention; and referral to treatment for patients with more serious substance use-related problems.

Purpose and Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the background and rationale for conducting SBIRT in a variety of health settings.
  2. Explain how to utilize screening procedures to identify patients engaged in risky substance use behaviors.
  3. Demonstrate a three-step motivational interviewing –based brief intervention strategy to motivate patients to change their risky behavior and/or seek treatment.

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*This training meets the qualifications for the provision of 6.0 continuing education credits/contact hours. Please have your License number available upon registration.

For questions or to sign up: fill out registration form and submit to or call (310) 267-5398

To register by e‐mail, please complete registration form and e‐mail it to Maria

Castro ( You will receive an e‐mail confirmation upon receipt of your

completed registration form. Questions can be referred to Maria (310‐267‐5398).


Special Guest Speaker, Lucinda Porter, RN presents Hepatitis C: Preventable and Curable ~ Thursday, August 21, 2014

Everyone can help prevent the transmission and progression of hepatitis C by becoming educated.  Especially those at risk and providers working with people in the criminal justice system, family service providers, health educators, and substance abuse treatment and healthcare professionals.

Viral hepatitis is an important public health problem in California. In the United States, there are millions of people living with chronic hepatitis C and viral hepatitis is a major cause of liver cancer and the leading cause of liver transplants. From 2010 to 2030, the number of liver cancer cases in the U.S. is expected to rise 59 percent.

Many people don’t even know they have the infection. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is so common among Baby Boomers that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested. The virus spreads through shared needles, birth and, sometimes, sex. About 5% of people with chronic infections eventually die of cancer or cirrhosis, the CDC says.

At the same time, many windows of opportunity are opening. New treatments recently approved by the FDA are having far greater successes. With greater dialogue and increased education, we can reduce transmission of Hep C Virus and reduce the progression of this chronic disease.

RSVP at the bottom of page!

RES 08_21_2014 FeaturePlease join us for our fourth installment of the Recovery Enrichment Series.  Special Guest Speaker, Lucinda Porter, RN presents Hepatitis C: Preventable and Curable. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and enrich your journey! Lucinda’s books, blogs and articles offer practical tips, humor and encouragement, guiding patients to live well and free from the burden of hepatitis C. For more information, to read her blog, or to connect with Lucinda, visit, Facebook @LucindaPorterRN, Twitter Download Flyer HERE

Continuing Education Credits available for the Recovery Enrichment Series: Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s): BBS #PCE2459CAADAC #5-01-456-0215. 

August 21st, 2014
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Recovery & Wellness Series RSVP

Please join us for the Recovery & Wellness Series.

Prescription Medication Take Back Day Saturday, April 26th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

TBD feature image_04_26_14_mkOn Saturday, April 26th , Grass Valley Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day.   This program allows members of the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal and destruction at the Corner of Neal and South Auburn in downtown Grass Valley.

Previous “Take Back Days” have been very successful in Nevada County.  From April 2012 through October 2013, Nevada County residents safely disposed of 1,925 pounds of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Monitoring, securing and safely disposing of medications can prevent the abuse of prescription drugs and protect our environment. Many people are not aware that medicines that languish in homes are susceptible to misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

It’s also a bad idea to flush unused medications down the toilet as they can get into our water systems. A 2008 study by the Associated Press found traces of pharmaceuticals in tap water across the U.S. and evidence suggest this water pollution may also have negative affects on wildlife.

DROP OFF LOCATION: In Grass Valley Corner of Neal and South Auburn (parking lot across from Safeway in downtown Grass Valley)

WHEN:  Saturday, April 26th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
For more information on Permanent Safe Disposal Sites, please visit:

Contact Information:

Shelley Rogers, Coalition Coordinator:  530-273-7956
Lt. Alex Gammelgard, Grass Valley Police Department:  530-477-6400


Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Christina Lasich presents Foods that Trigger Pain and Relapse

Please join us for our second installment of the new Recovery Enrichment Series kicked off in February by coveted speaker, Father Tom Weston. We are pleased to announce that the distinguished Dr. Lasich will be presenting on Foods that Trigger Pain and Relapse. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and enrich your journey!  Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat.

About Dr. Christina Lasich
Dr. Christina Lasich, M.D. began her medical career after graduating from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine with honors. Her interests in orthopedics and physical therapy lead her to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This specialty field serves those with chronic conditions with an emphasis on improving quality of life and independence. After leaving residency training, she returned to her hometown of Grass Valley, CA to open her practice in 2001. She quickly found an underserved population of people with chronic pain, especially women in pain. Her life, her practice, and her book – High Heels To Hormones – all reflect a philosophy that pain is a signal for the individual to improve habits, life-style, and nutrition. She views pain as the ultimate motivator and that pain is also a doorway to transformation.

Continuing Education Credits now available for the upcoming Recovery Enrichment Series: Foods that Trigger Pain and Relapse, Presented by Dr. Christina Lasich, CoRR Medical Director.

Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s):
BBS #PCE2459
, CAADAC #5-01-456-0215.

To read more about Dr. Lasich’s remarkable contribution to our community, visit her website.

April 24, 2014Foods that Trigger Pain and Relapse 4-24-14

5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Campus

180 Sierra College Drive

Grass Valley, CA 95945

RSVP to:


Phone: 530-273-7956530-273-7956

Click HERE to view and download flyer