News & Events

Social Host Ordinance unanimously approved by City Council

Posted: Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The Salinas City Council approved a proposed fine increase to an underage drinking law in Salinas that would hit adults/parents who provide alcohol to minors. Sun Street Centers’ Safe Teens Empowerment Project (STEPS), […] read more

Local Attorney Group Named Business of the Year

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2011

Sun Street Centers announced their Business of the Year recipient for 2011. Ottone Leach Olsen & Ray LLP was acknowledged yesterday at their law offices in Salinas for over 15 years of personal […] read more

Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010

Article on Four Loko
I want to bring your attention to an issue that recently was featured in the article “Concern over alcoholic energy drinks after incident at Washington College” in the Monterey […] read more

Men in Recovery Meet the Governor

Posted: Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Sun Street Centers Celebrates Recovery Happens Month
Sun Street Centers began a month long celebration of Recovery from Alcohol and Drug addiction on the State Capital yesterday, along with thousands of others from […] read more

Helping Hands for Men in Recovery

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Sun Street Centers Board of Directors received a donation of $5000 from the Helping Hands Foundation of Monterey County at their Board meeting on Tuesday evening. The donation is for Renovations for Recovery,  […] read more

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted: Thursday, March 18th, 2010

While communities are faced with a number of substance abuse issues, underage drinking continues to be among the most pervasive ones, with nearly 11 million underage drinkers today. That’s why April is designated […] read more

S.T.E.P.S. Announces the launch of their new website.

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010

Sun Street Centers and S.T.E.P.S. (Safe Teens Empowerment Project in Salinas and Seaside) are proud to announce the launch of their new website. S.T.E.P.S. now have a valuable tool to reach not only […] read more

Friends and Relatives Provide Nearly All Oxycontin to Abusers

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010

A startling 97 percent of individuals who misused OxyContin said that they got the drug from a friend or relative with a prescription for the opiate painkiller, HealthDay News reported Feb. 18.
Researchers […] read more

Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010

By Michelle Trudeau
For teenagers, the effects of a drunken night out may linger long after the hangover wears off. A recent study led by neuroscientist Susan Tapert of the University of California, […] read more

Addiction on 2 Fronts: Work and Home

Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON — His son had been dead from an overdose only three months when A. Thomas McLellan, among the nation’s leading researchers on addiction, got a call from the office […] read more