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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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December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month

Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely. As alcohol levels rise in a person’s system, the negative effects on the central nervous system increase, too. Alcohol is absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach …

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October is National Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month. Learn About Misuse VS Abuse.

Prescription drugs are intended to help us, but can end up hurting us when misused or abused. But what truly is the difference between drug abuse vs. misuse? When a person misuses or abuses a prescription drug, there is no medical oversight of the risks. For example: a person who misuses or abuses opioids such as OxyContin or …

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