A county unoccupied by substance abuse.


The Van Buren Substance Abuse Task Force (VBSATF) builds on culture to educate, promote, and enforce what is the best for the health and safety of Van Buren County residents.


We provide a community collaborative approach to address consequences of existing and emerging issues associated with the use, abuse, addiction, and manufacturing of methamphetamine, prescription drug, alcohol and other drugs through education, community outreach, and enforcement.

We invite you to sit in on a VBSATF Meeting

During meetings we discuss the prevalence of different drugs occupying and affecting our county. We brainstorm ways to prevent drug use from occurring and what is currently being done to help those who are affected by drug use. Our committee reports on prescription drug abuse, drug abuse treatment, and drug abuse prevention trainings. If this sounds like something you could contribute to please join us!

The Van Buren County Substance Abuse Task Force meets the 3rd Thursday of Every Month from 10:30am-12pm.

Meetings are held in

Van Buren Community Health Building
801 Hazen St. Conference Room C
Paw Paw, MI 49079

If you would like to receive the meeting schedule for 2017 and/or be added to the email list to receive updates on the task force please contact Colleen at 269-655-3399 or [email protected].

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Educational Prevention Presentations and Campaigns

  • Keep a Clear Mind
  • Prime for Life
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • TiPS Training
  • Underage Drinking
  • Marijuana Prevention focused on Youth
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Towards No Drug Abuse

Properly dispose of expired or unused medications at one of our Red Med Box locations


Hometown Bangor Pharmacy
3 W. Monroe St., Bangor, MI 49013


Decatur Village Hall
114 N. Phelps St., Decatur, MI 49045


Hometown Gobles Pharmacy
206 S. State St., Gobles, MI 49045


Hartford Police Department
19 W. Main St., Hartford, MI 49057

Van Buren / Cass County District Health Department
57418 CR 681, Hartford, MI 49057


Hometown Lawton Pharmacy
350 N. Main St., Lawton, MI 49065


Medicine Tree Pharmacy
56109 Village Center Circle, Mattawan, MI 49071

Bronson/Lakeview Pharmacy
52375 Main St, Mattawan, MI 49071

Van Buren/Cass County District Health Department
23200 Red Arrow Highway, Mattawan MI 49071

Paw Paw

Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office
205 S. Kalamazoo St., Paw Paw, MI 49079

Paw Paw Village Pharmacy
322 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079

Family Fare Supermarket
847 S. Kalamazoo St., Paw Paw, MI 49079

Van Buren Community Mental Health
801 Hazen St., Paw Paw, MI 49079

South Haven

Value Drug
08337 M-140, South Haven, MI 49090

South Haven City Police Department
90 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, MI 49090

Contact Info

Colleen Mencl
VBCMH:SUD Prevention Specialist
[email protected]

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