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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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Recreational Cannabis Is Now Legal. What Does This Mean For Parents?

Here is a list of frequently asked questions that parents should know to help educate youth: Question#1: When does the AUMA take effect? Answer: The AUMA took effect November 9, 2016, the day after the election. But note, the AUMA requires a state license to engage in commercial nonmedical marijuana activity. Licensing authorities are required …

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Recent Surges in Illegal Substance Use Among South Lake Tahoe Teens

Recent reports from representatives at our local high school have issued warnings of increased use of cocaine use and DXM abuse. DXM is a common ingredient found in many over the counter (OTC) cough medicines. Cocaine is an illegal highly addictive substance that can have serious long lasting detrimental effects on mental health. Cocaine is …

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