Fact: 55% of Nevada County teens have never had a drink.
STOP Act grant/Social Hosting Ordinance. Alcohol remains the #1 drug of choice for those under 21 years. The Coalition for Nevada County Youth secured additional funding under the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking grant in 2008 to focus on this problem.
Fact: 72% of Nevada County teens have never smoked marijuana.
Marijuana comes from dried buds and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). It is a psychedelic drug containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and more than 400 other chemicals including tar and other cancer-causing agents. It also contains some of alcohol’s depressant properties and has its major effects on the central nervous system in the form of neurological and psychological abnormalities.
Prescription Drugs & Opiods
Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse and Keeping our Children Safe!
Think about your home. What prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs do you have? Where are they kept? Would you know if some were missing? The good news is that you can take steps immediately to limit access to these drugs and help keep your teen drug-free and family safe.
Tobacco & Vaping
Nevada County Superintendent of School’s TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) program aims to reduce youth tobacco and cannabis use by helping students make healthful decisions through educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.