Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse


Iosco County Human Service Coordinating Council



To increase community perception, awareness and education of substance abuse and other 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 Iosco County, including substance use and abuse and the growing opioid epidemic.


Join Us Quarterly

4 times per year, 1.5-2 hrs


Staff Person

Laurie Ames


Prescription Drug Drop-Off Sites

  • Iosco County Sheriff's Office (24/7)
    428 W. Lake St
    Tawas City, MI 48763       
  • Tawas Police Authority  (lobby office hrs)
    810 Westover St
    East Tawas, MI 48730              
  • Oscoda Township Police Department (lobby office hrs)
    110 State St
    Oscoda, MI 48750  


County Prevention Initivatives and Accomplishments

  • Red Barrel disposal project
  • Naloxone provided to all law enforcement
  • Prime for Life training for Alternative Education students
  • Social Host declarations by county and local boards 
  • TiPS training for underage drinking awareness & education


Child Advocacy Center Development Committee:

Development/implementation of a center for abused children for safe questioning and examination


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