Drinking and Drug Abuse as a Community Issue

The greatest influence on a young person’s decision to drink alcohol is the world they live in.

Join local professionals for a panel discussion on the impact of alcohol and drugs on the youth in our community. Learn how can we establish and support healthy community behaviors..

Moderator: Andrew Whyman M.D. - Dr. Whyman specializes in clinical and forensic psychiatry. He is a published author, and former Vice- Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco.

Community Panel: Adam McGill – Truckee Chief of police. The police department‘s philosophy is rooted in the concept of PIE – Prevention, Intervention, and Enforcement. They maintain a supportive school presence, provide education, and partner with community stakeholders to reduce youth access to alcohol and drugs.

River Coyote, MPH –Placer County Health Educator and Director of the Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition which works to reduce local conditions that enable or encourage youth to use alcohol and drugs.

Corine Harvey, Executive Director of Student Services, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The school district partners in the fight against underage drinking through education, counseling, and promotion of activities that encourage positive choices and a healthy lifestyle.

Christi Goates – Counselor and Program Coordinator at Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) in Truckee and Kings Beach. CoRR provides education and treatment for substance abuse issues.

Heather Redlich – Director of Public Affairs for Narcanon of Northern California which provides long-term residential rehabilitation and free education and outreach services in our community.


Free and open to the public

Light refreshements served
For more information, please contact:

Maria Martin
Community Health, TFHS
email us or call (530) 587-3769, ext 7126
Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-6011, information@tfhd.com

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