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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
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