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drug-free-coalition-logo-final-for-webWelcome to the home of the South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition.  The purpose of the Coalition is to reduce youth substance use in the South Lake Tahoe area.

This site includes up-to-date information on the current drug culture locally and nationally, resources for parents and teens, and information on the most common drugs seen in the lake.

The Coalition meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the month.  We also have several workgroups that focus on specific areas requiring action.

 

 



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About the Coalition

The South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition was created to address the high levels of youth substance use in South Lake Tahoe, CA; a rural, resort town with a population that increases from 20,000 to approximately 100,000 in the peak vacation seasons, which makes our Coalition unique. The 24/7 casinos, seasonal/resort based employment, a marijuana dispensary …

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Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent Pot Poisoning

​​​With marijuana now legal for medical or recreational use in more than half of U.S. states, the availability of pastries, candy and other tempting treats infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is on the rise—and so is the accidental poisoning risk these products pose to children who get ahold of them. Marijuana can be dangerous …

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What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins By Gabe Bergado March 21, 2014 The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting “cross-faded“—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here’s a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain. First, the basics: Marijuana contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which acts …

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