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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

By SARAH KERSHAW
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

Salinas Teens Honored For Helping To Pass Law

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Central Coast News KCBA FOX35
SALINAS, Calif. – A group of Salinas teens are helping create new laws and getting recognition for their hard work.
The Safe Teens Empowerment Project aims to stop […] read more

SOAPBOX: Facts oppose lowering drinking age

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

By Anna Foglia
In response to Maria De La Garma’s June 20 community column regarding lowering the drinking age, I strongly disagree and offer compelling support for my opinion.
A young person’s brain […] read more

ROCK: Reclaiming Our Communities & Kids

Posted: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Today the California Assembly’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Select Committee holds a special hearing at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. One of the ideas Select Committee Members will discuss is […] read more

Shoveling Up II: The Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2009

NEW CASA* REPORT FINDS FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SPEND ALMOST HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION
OF EVERY FEDERAL AND STATE DOLLAR SPENT, 96 CENTS GOES TO […] read more

Sun Street Centers site wins Summit International Awards recognition

Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2009

TMD has announced the recently launched Sun Street Centers web site at www.sunstreetcenters.org, was selected as winner of the 2009 Summit International Creative Awards competition.
This year the SIA awards were judged by […] read more

Pueblo del Mar Family Recovery Community Celebrates 10 Years of Recovery Service

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Who: Founded by Martin and Nancy Dodd in 1968, Sun Street Centers is celebrating its tenth year of Pueblo del Mar Family Recovery Community.
Pueblo del Mar has received many awards for its […] read more

Sun Street’s P.A.R.T.S Coalition receives Drug-Free Communities Grant

Posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

A federal grant announced Wednesday will help a Salinas institution continue its work to prevent alcohol and drug abuse in the region – and help those struggling with the disease.
The Sun Street […] read more