Register Now for Virtual Student Summit on the Dangers of Opioids

​Over the past few years, the number of fentanyl deaths, especially among young people, in San Diego County have more than quadrupled, so it’s important to empower parents and youth with knowledge on the risks of opioid misuse.

To reach these important audiences, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is partnering with the San Diego County Office of Education, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Natural High, and others to host SDNeeds2Know, the first San Diego Juvenile Opioid Summit Thursday, Dec. 16 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

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Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Eyed In Dozens Of Connecticut Overdoses; ‘Possibly The First Confirmed Case In The U.S.’

 Health officials in Connecticut are issuing a warning about fentanyl-laced marijuana which is being eyed in a rash of overdoses throughout the state.

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High Truths Season Finale - Nov 19

Join the Conversation!

Along with Bertha Madras PhD, Dr. Kenn Finn, Dr. Roneet Lev and Joe Eberstein


The Season Finale of High Truths is a special event that will take
live questions from you, our listeners. Please join us live and take
the opportunity to talk directly to our experts. The event starts at 11:30am Pacific time on November 19.


Register to Participate

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83113415041?pwd=anhsSzk3QlBCQXpueG9oaHBseFBMdz09#success

Virtual Red Ribbon Week Video

Next week is Red Ribbon Week!!!  Since we are unable to hold in-person Red Ribbon assemblies this year in San Diego, we created a virtual assembly video for elementary school children.

This 13 minute virtual Red Ribbon assembly is geared towards elementary school children.  It briefly explores each of the following topics that we would typically discuss/demonstrate at an in-person assembly:  a cartoon about Red Ribbon Week; police dogs and their senses of smell; airplanes and helicopters, lab suits used when cleaning up chemicals, and making healthy choices. 

I hope that you will share the video – in whole or in part – with your students.  The video can be found on YouTube at: 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s6te8P6Zk8M

 

San Diego County DUI Deaths Break Record in 2021

DUI-related fatality crashes are spiking across San Diego County at a record-setting pace, officials said Tuesday, with this year's total marking the most fatal DUIs in two decades.

Local prosecutors and law enforcement officials said 35 people have died in DUI crashes this year, already eclipsing last year's total. In 2020, 33 people were killed, which was the worst such year in San Diego County going back more than two decades, despite fewer drivers on local roadways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county typically averages around 15 to 20 DUI fatalities annually.

The DA said more than half of DUI drivers this year have had a combination of alcohol and another substance in their system. Among those cases, 30 percent involved cannabis.’

 

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