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.

Supporting Communities is a joint effort between the following West Michigan counties:

Featured Drug: E-Cigarettes

December 9th, 2015:  Study: E-cigarettes found to contain more harmful chemicals