Highlights of the Week

This week, a post supporting San Diego’s Black-owned eateries went viral. Many eateries have been hit hard by the pandemic, and as this article says, supporting these restaurants is another approach to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Find the post here with the list of eateries.

There is more to look forward to this weekend. The Times of San Diego has a schedule of drive-in movies and concerts this weekend. Find more information here. Proceeds will support Feeding San Diego. Also, this Saturday, June 6th, at 7am (PT), CNN and Sesame Street are hosting a 60-minute special Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, designed for kids and families. It will stream live on CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps, without requiring a cable log-in. Learn more here.

Have a nice, safe weekend!


Medication Assisted Treatment Resource Card

The Healthcare Taskforce, a subcommittee of the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF), recently developed a resource card with information on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The resource card covers a variety of topics including an overview of addiction, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and how stigma adversely impacts individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders.

The resource card is available for download here.

For more information and support, call 2-1-1.




Virtual Events for the Month of June

With this being the start of a new month, we wanted to share some things to do, from a distance, in San Diego this June.

June 1–4

The Story of Plastic screening and panel

View the film The Story of Plastic, courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation and on June 4 at 7 p.m., register to watch a Zoom panel discussion of plastic experts.

June 5

Virtual First Friday at Liberty Station Arts District

Live dance, pottery wheel demos, storytelling, and more begins at 3 pm. 

June 16

Celebration of Heroes Blood & Food Drive

Support the American Red Cross by donating blood at Pechanga Arena or participating in the food drive to benefit the North County Food Banks.

3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 18

Summer Solstice At Home Pop Up Event

Receive food from your favorite Del Mar Village restaurants, tune in to live music, and watch an ocean web cam. Who needs Powerhouse Park?


Highlights of the Week

This week we were uplifted by stories of hope, positivity, and life!

  • This week on America’s Got Talent, San Diego’s Voices of Our City Choir, made up of persons experiencing homelessness, wowed audiences and received a Golden Buzzer taking them to the finale. Watch their performance and learn their story here.
  • As the typically vibrant Gaslamp District went silent, artists turned the boarded-up storefronts into colorful paintings and positive messages. Messages read “Things will be okay,” and included messages of love, hope, and strength. Read about the transformation here. 
  • The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park have been staying busy! This week the Zoo took 300 high school students on a virtual tour through the elephant exhibit, followed by a stop at the giraffes encounter. Read about it here. At the Safari Park, two rhino calves explored the savanna for the first time. Read about the calves here.


CCR to Present at the Substance Use Disorder Statewide Conference

CCR will be presenting virtually at the 2020 Substance Use Disorder Statewide Conference in August! This conference is an opportunity to network and learn about the important issues and trends affecting SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery. The conference program balances valuable workshops and sessions for county leaders, SUD treatment providers, counselors, prevention groups, SUD researchers and academics, SUD policymakers and advocates, community organizations, and those in recovery.

We are very excited to be discussing What We’ve Learned Since Marijuana was Legalized.