Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse
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In June 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder announced the creation of a task force focused on addressing the growing prescription drug and opioid problem in Michigan. The Michigan Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Task Force was chaired by Lt. Governor Brian Calley and was composed of 21 members, including state lawmakers, government officials, court officials, law enforcement personnel, medical professionals, and other stakeholders. Its mission was to examine recent trends in prescription drug and opioid abuse, evaluate strategic options, and develop a statewide action plan by fall 2015.

To read the full report click here: Michigan Prescription Drug and Opiod Abuse Task Force report of findings and recommendations for action.  

Media coverage on the plan click here.

Upcoming Events

Sex, Drugs and What Your Kids Aren’t Telling You - December 10 2015 at 12:28 PM

Free Three-Part Parent Workshop
Learn current youth trends and their impact on teens, their families and their future. Week 1: November 19th 7pm to 8:30pm Sex and Drugs: What your kids aren’t telling you about the latest trends

Week 2: December 3rd 7pm to 8:30pm: Sex and Drugs: Understanding the consequences, how to get help and navigating the help.

Week 3: December 10th 7pm to 8:30pm: Sex and Drugs: Building strong youth Development to prevent the teen trends.

Location: Pathways, MI 412 Century Lane Holland, MI 49423

For questions contact Leigh Moerdyke at or 616-396-2301 ext 127

Presentations will be from local experts and those working with youth.

*Parents may attend one or all of the sessions

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Featured Drug: Heroin

New article August 2015