Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse


The mission of the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities through substance abuse prevention, mental and physical wellness, and recovery support programs, the Alliance connects, strengthens, and mobilizes strategic partners to promote healthier communities.

The Alliance formed as an extension of the successful Coalition of Healthy Communities (CHC) network. CHC was founded in 1993 by four local coalition groups seeking to strengthen their existing collaboration through the creation of an umbrella organization. In 2003, CHC members, with the support of Oakland County’s Office of Substance Abuse Services, launched the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities to begin the next phase in Oakland County Prevention.

Today, our alliance has grown to include nineteen community prevention coalitions serving 50+ local communities thanks to the Oakland Community Health Network. Individuals and organizations who share our commitment to building healthy and drug-free communities can also become members.


Clear the Smoke: Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana

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What's In Your Vape

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Do Your Part; Be the Solution

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Underage Drinking: Not A Minor Problem

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Free Community School Programming: Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Healthy   

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Oakland County Treatment & Support Community Resource Guide             

The best way to influence your child to avoid drinking or drug use is to have a strong, trusting relationship with him or her. When parents tell their children they strongly disapprove of youth drinking alcohol or using drugs, children are less likely to engage in using them. Begin talking to your children at an early age about the risks associated with drug and alcohol use.



Oakland County ACCESS

Oakland Community Health Network provides screening, authorization, and coordination of services for alcohol and drug treatment services for Oakland County residents with Medicaid or no insurance, as well as education, awareness, and training about substance abuse issues.  (248) 464-6363 or Toll Free at 1(800) 231-1127

Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN)

Resource and Crisis Helpline (800) 231-1127

Oakland CountyTreatment & Support Community Resources

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Operation Medicine Cabinet™ (OMC).

OMC provides citizens a venue to properly dispose of their expired and/or unused prescriptions anonymously at several different locations around Oakland County.  Currently, there are thirty-three OMC drop-off sites, including 13 Sheriff’s Office locations and 20 additional law enforcement locations around Oakland County.

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