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Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence Coalition honors volunteer, agency of the year

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From left: TT-FWDD 2013-14 Individual Partner of the Year Heather N. Redlich RAS and Agency Partner of the Year the Truckee Police Department.
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Rx Medication Take-back Day

Drop off unused, expired, or unwanted medications

Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Truckee Gateway Shopping Center, 11290 Donner Pass Road

Tahoe City, 300 North Lake Blvd., vacant fire station above Common’s Beach

No sharps or lancets, medical waste, aerosols or hydrogen peroxide, illicit drugs, DEA registrants

Contact TT-FWDD at 530-546-1924 or www.ttfwdd.com

Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition members and community volunteers gathered to honor its volunteer base for teen drug and alcohol use and abuse prevention at Truckee’s Hampton Inn & Suites on Sept. 15.

One individual and one agency are recognized for valuable service presented with plaques.

The TT-FWDD 2014 Individual Partner of the Year was awarded to Heather N. Redlich, a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) for Narconon of Northern California for outstanding community service with the Rx Drug Safe Disposal Project and for providing community education to young people.

Heather provided alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention curriculum and support to TTUSD schools. Activities included presentations to Truckee and North Tahoe High School freshman health classes, Alder Creek Middle School, the Placer County Community School, and Sierra High Continuation School reaching over 530 students.

In addition, she presented to Incline High School’s student body. Heather was also trained to interview law enforcement officers on community underage drinking, presented at the “Rethink – Healthy” April is Alcohol Awareness Month panel at Sierra College and worked the spring Rx Drug Take Back Event in Tahoe City.

The TT-FWDD 2014 Agency Partner of the Year awarded to the Truckee Police Department (TPD) for providing vision and support of community substance abuse prevention.

TPD provided AOD prevention education and support to Truckee schools with its School Resource Officer and TRAX the drug dog. They presented to over 240 adults at AOD prevention education presentations to Good Morning Truckee, Rethink Healthy at Sierra College, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee Resource Sharing meeting, as well as to Spanish-speaking families at the Family Resource Center of Truckee and Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District.

TPD served as a panelist on TT-FWDD’s Telephone Town Hall for April is Alcohol Awareness Month, provided officer input on underage drinking surveys and interviews, conducted alcohol and tobacco purchase surveys and shoulder tap stings of retail merchants while providing one Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs Training.

TPD conducted two Rx Drug Take-back Events, housed and serviced a permanent Rx Drug Drop Off-Bin at the town of Truckee and generated at least 15 different AOD media articles and stories to the Sierra Sun while utilizing Nixle media feed, reaching over 18,000 people.

For more information about the TT-FWDD Coalition visit http://www.ttfwdd.com or call 530-546-1924.