News & Events

Drug-Related Fatalities Top Deaths From Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Deaths caused by drugs have topped traffic-related deaths, an analysis by the Los Angeles Times concludes. The rise in drug-related deaths is due in large part to an increase in overdoses from prescription [...] read more

Without funding, a recovery program for homeless families could lose everything.

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Rachel Hernandez had been sleeping on the streets of Greenfield for a year when she became pregnant with her fourth child and decided it was time to quit meth. After enrolling in an [...] read more

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