Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse


We have an exciting new campaign for "cool parents".

Be involved. Be Influential. Be informed. THE NEW COOL PARENT.

Mission statement: "As cool parents, it is our mission to openly talk with our teens about substance use, provide a safe place for substance-free activities, and enable them with knowledge and confidence to make good choices."

What is a cool parent?
Cool parents are Involved in their kids daily lives
Cool parents are a positive Influence
Cool parents are informed about their kids friends and the environments where their kids hang out

And most important:
Care about your kids by NOT providing them with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or prescription drugs.

Join our new facebook group for parents called Cool Parents.

Allegan County Substance Abuse 
Prevention Task Force

The purpose of the Allegan Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force (ASAP) is to increase community collaboration, build community infrastructure to support prevention related activities, and coordinate other efforts to stop underage substance use, the production and use of methamphetamine, and also of marijuana for purposes other then medically prescribed by a physician.
ASAP is coordinated by Allegan County Community Mental Health Services (ACCMHS) with grant funding from The Lakeshore Regional Partners and the Drug Free Communities Support Grant.  
With the grant funding, ACCMHS continues to coordinate and support efforts to reduce the use, manufacture, and related problems of illegal substance use in Allegan County.

How Can You Join?
The task force meets on the third Thursday, every other  month, from 12:00-2:00.The meetings are held in  Allegan. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested- please contact Heidi to find out the current meeting schedule. 
If you would like to receive updates on the task force, but can't attend the meetings please contact Heidi to be added on the email list. 269-673-6617 #2714 or

Supporting County | Allegan

Got Drugs?

Bring your expired & unused prescription or over the counter medications to any of the locations listed below to be disposed of properly and safely:

  • Allegan County Sheriff’s Dept
    640 River St, Allegan
  • Gun Lake Tribal Police Department                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2872 Mission Dr., Shelbyville, MI 49344
  • Otsego Police Dept
    127 Court St, Otsego
  • Plainwell Police Dept.
    119 Island Ave, Plainwell
  • Wayland Police Dept
    160 West Superior St, Wayland
  • Saugatuck/Douglas Police Dept
    47 W Center St. Douglas

Visit  for other permanent drop off sites.

Download the ASAP newsletter (.PDF)

Do you have an anonymous tip that you would like to make to silent observer? You can also report any suspected methamphetamine related crimes, meth component purchases or meth labs to silent observer.  


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