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Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Seeks Narcan

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District is applying to stock the anti-opioid overdose medicine for students and staff.

(Nov. 2, 2022) → Read the full The Galt Herald report
Education on Drug Dangers Optional or Missing in Many California Schools

Even as fentanyl overdoses among young people have skyrocketed, health education remains optional in most California schools. “Prevention is not always prioritized,” says Dareen Khatib, co-chair of the California Health Education Community of Practice.

(Oct. 5, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.

Image caption: Find mental clarity with the help of these government agencies and nonprofit groups.
Finding Peace of Mind

Feeling stressed? Confused? Or just a little blue? Help is just a phone call away for residents of Sacramento County.

Image caption: How much is too much? There’s no simple answer, but here are some questions to ponder.
Six Steps to Mindful Drinking

Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.

Image caption: Drug cartels are using a method called P2P to produce meth that is “cheap, potent and relentless.”
Nightmare After Dreamland

Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.

Image caption: California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained

California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here’s the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.

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