Join community panel for drug and alcohol discussion |

Join community panel for drug and alcohol discussion

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Ccalif.— The greatest influence on a young person’s decision to drink alcohol is the world in which they live.

Join local professionals for a panel discussion on the impact of alcohol and drugs on the community’s youth in a forum presented by the Wellness Neighborhood, an affiliated program of Tahoe Forest Health System, April 10, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee campus main lobby.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Moderator will be Andrew Whyman, M.D., who specializes in clinical and forensic psychiatry. He is a published author, and former vice-chair, department of psychiatry, Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.


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.

Learn how to establish and support healthy community behaviors. For more information, please contact Maria Martin, Community Health, TFHS at or 530-587-3769, ext. 7126.

The Wellness Neighborhood’s mission is to fund community wellness in the Truckee/Tahoe region. They partner with community-based organizations to increase access to local healthcare services and focus on health care issues to optimize the community’s health through outreach.

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