Comprised of local business leaders, law enforcement personnel, educators and substance abuse professionals, the Environmental Strategies group meets once a month and is busy planning a number of strategies that are designed to limit access to alcohol by underage youth.
JTNN developed a working group to study the issue of marijuana in our community and make recommendations to the governing bodies in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. The Marijuana Committee discusses opportunities for educating parents, youth, and community members about the effects of marijuana use and availability on our community.
Youth can make a difference by talking to and training other youth about substance abuse prevention topics such as myths and facts about drugs, how to refuse drugs and alcohol, and the warning signs of substance abuse. High school students are encouraged to apply to become a peer educator in the Speak Out program. Peer educators are trained by prevention professionals and asked to present the information to other students during the school year. If you’d like to participate, or know someone who would contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group consists of area professionals and residents concerned about a variety of drug abuse issues. This quarterly meeting discusses prevention, treatment, education, resource development and other topics.
JTNN is always looking for new members to help us further our cause. If you’d like to be considered for a board member position, please click here to send an email to Anne-Elizabeth Northan. Your information will be forwarded to the board recruitment committee.