Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse


Alcona County Human Service Collaborative Council


To increase community perception, awareness and education of substance abuse and other community concerns and issues; and to facilitate conversation and causes to create positive systemic change.


Goals of the Coalition

Information sharing and networking to increase the message and mission of all human service agencies and to find solutions through collaboration to problems citizens face while living in Alcona County, including substance use and abuse and the growing opioid epidemic.


Join Us:

6 times per year (every other month, 1.5-2 hrs)


Staff Person

Laurie Ames


Prescription Drug Drop-Off Site

Alcona County Sheriff's Office lobby (24/7)

214 W. Main St

Harrisville MI 48740      



County Prevention Initivatives and Accomplishments

  • Annual graduation letter to parents
  • Regional conference on chronic pain management presented by doctors from University of Michigan Health Systems
  • Red Barrel disposal project
  • Naloxone provided to law enforcement
  • TiPS training to local establishments selling/serving liquor
  • Social Host Awareness declarations by commissioners, Sheriff, and various county boards.
  • Annual Community Safety Day


Use the TalkSooner app for tips on how to talk to your kids about not using alcohol or other drugs.