Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse


Communities That Care Coalition 

The Communities That Care Coalition (CTC) is a community based coaliton working to reduce youth substance use/misuse. The team aims to reduce underage drinking and marijuana use among youth ages 12-18 and change community perceptions and attitudes about ungerage subtance use/misuse.

For more information- 

Contact: Quran Griffin, Health Educator

Phone: (231) 368-1051


District Health Department #10

DHD#10 is currently working to reduce access, change perceptions, help guide parents through challenging conversations, and rally community support for reducing tobacco, marijuana, alcohol and prescription drug misuse in our youth. DHD#10 can currently provide the following services at no cost:

1. Education Sessions- sessions can be provided in any setting for small or large groups (lunch and learn, community events, staff meetings, trainings, parent groups).

2. Print Resources- provide the latest resources to help you and your agency stay current on drug trends and share accurate information.

3. School Programming- provide evidence-based substance abuse prevention education to schools.

4. TIPS Training- Training for Intervention Procedures trainings for local establishments that serve alcohol. The training helps people working in the service industry learn to responsibly serve alcohol and prevent underage consumption.

For more information-

Contact: Kate Donaldson, Health Educator

Phone: (231) 902-8537


Supporting County | Lake

Prescription Drug Disposal
Remember to monitor your prescription drugs, lock them in a secure place, and dispose of them properly.  Lake County has two locations where you can drop off your unused or expired medications for free:

1) Patties Drug Store    

2) Lake County Sherriff Department    

Additionally, Lake County holds a Households Hazardous Waste Day where you can dispose of your unused or expired medications for free. This event is always the 2nd Saturday in October.



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