Eureka City Council Adopts Social Host Ordinance. 

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Medication Round-Up KEEP OUR COUNTY CLEAN AND SAFE! Saturday, Sept. 27 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Old medications you no longer need taking up space in your medicine cabinet?

Have extra medications after a loved one has passed away?

Want to avoid kids’ recreational abuse of medications?

Medical sharps will be accepted in red biohazard containers. • Bring unused prescription or non-prescription medications, free of charge to residents. • Keep in original bottles and cross out patient’s name. • Medications or sharps collected by medical facilities cannot be accepted. Questions? Call Humboldt Waste Management Authority at (707) 441-2005 FREE Saturday, Sept. 27 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rx Take Back flyer

Sample Letters of support

These templates may assist you in writing a letter to your city representative supporting the social host ordinance.  Feel free to cut and paste as well as adding your personal stories and experiences related to the problems of underage drinking, risky youth behaviors and unruly parties in Eureka.   Letters can be sent via email or USPS.   A phone call to your council member is also helpful.  Contact information for city officials appears below. 

City Council Letter of Support (Organization)

Sample letter to City Council Member (Parent)

Sample Letter to Eureka City Council, (individual)

Mayor Frank Jager

Phone No.: (707) 441-4200
Fax No.: (707) 441-4138
E-mail address:

Councilmember Marian Brady
Phone: (707) 441-4169
Fax: (707) 441-4138
E-mail :

Councilmember Linda Atkins

Phone: (707) 441-4168
Fax: (707) 441-4138

Councilmember Mike Newman

Phone: (707) 441-4170
Fax: (707) 441-4138

Councilmember Chet Albin

Phone: (707) 441-4171
Fax: (707) 441-4138
E-mail address:

Email the City Council
Email the Mayor
Email both the City Council and Mayor

Mailing address for mayor/council: 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501

4th Annual Pharmaceutical Collection Day in Humboldt County: April 26, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, it’s time to empty your medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs –including controlled substances–and take them to the collection site at 1059 West Hawthorne Street in Eureka on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9:00am- 2:00pm. All medications should be in their original containers with patient names crossed off. Pet medicines, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs will also be accepted.  Medical sharps will also be accepted in biohazard containers.  The event is free to households with home-generated medicines.  Medications or sharps collected by medical facilities cannot be accepted.

The free pharmaceutical collection event is being sponsored by Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) and the Department of Health and Human Services with support from the Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention.  It’s one of thousands of collection events happening nationwide as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Proper disposal of unwanted, unused or expired drugs helps reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion and keeps medications out of our waterways.   For more information, call Beth Wells at (707) 445-6023 or Brent Whitener with HWMA at (707) 268-8680.


Flyer Medication Round Up 4.26.14 HWMA

Humboldt ASAP Members Attend National Forum

Three coalition members participated in  the CADCA National Leadership Forum February 3-6.  The conference, sponsored by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is  held annually in  National Harbor, Maryland and is attended by several hundred representatives of community prevention coalitions from across the nation.

ASAP  chair Nick Lewis attended  plenary sessions on national prevention policy goal as well as workshops on topics including coalition development and media advocacy.  Nick joined the California contingent for Capitol Hill Day activities including a congressional reception and a visit to Senator Diane Feinstien’s office to advocate for continued funding of substance abuse prevention programs.

Coalition member Corrie Watson of Eureka Police Department and coalition staffer member Beth Wells participated in a special training track presented by Wake Forest School of Medicine.  The trainings focused on ASAP’s current social host ordinance (SHO) project.   Also attending the training were coalition staff and law enforcement representatives from eleven other coalitions participating in the SHO study.

Nick summed it all up:  “Overall, I had a wonderful time at this conference and I learned so much.  I’d like to extend an appreciative thank you to ASAP for allowing me to participate in this amazing event and I look forward to sharing what I learned with you all.”

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Join us in a Webinar in the Prevention Underage Drinking Series

Dear Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Network,


Mark your calendars for the next webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking series sponsored by the Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD). This is the 6th event of ICCPUD’s Preventing Underage Drinking series.  The ICCPUD member agency hosting this event is the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Webinar #6: Community Coalitions Working Collaboratively Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education to Address Underage Drinking

When:  September 18, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

Who: A panel of experts with extensive experience at various levels of knowledge generation and program implementation:

  • Traci Toomey, PhD, Alcohol Epidemiology Project, University of Minnesota;
  • Nicole Holt, Executive Director, Texans Standing Tall;
  • Kerri Calvert, Bloomington Normal Community Campus Committee.

Why: Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among adolescents and young adults – and the use and abuse of alcohol is linked with numerous negative social, health, and economic outcomes among young people. Communities with secondary and post-secondary institutions have unique challenges to control illegal use of alcohol among this population.  Collaborations between high schools, colleges, and the community are critical to meet these challenges.  

What: In this webinar, panelists will explore prevention research that strongly supports the use of comprehensive, integrated programs with multiple complementary components to address underage drinking. Such evidence-based prevention strategies geared to secondary and post-secondary students require collaborative efforts between organizational leaders at high schools and colleges, and key community members.


As a result of participating in this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key constituents for collaboration.
  • Develop specific mechanisms for engaging key campus and community groups.
  • Develop comprehensive gender- and culturally-appropriate approaches to working with high schools, colleges, and communities.
  • Identify methods of moving coalitions from talk to action.

Where: To register for this event, please visit