Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse


Otsego County Drug Task Force (Formerly Otsego Prevention for Substance Abuse Awareness )


Mission Statement

To increase community perception, awareness and education of substance abuse and misuse.


Goals of the Coalition

  1. To advance substance abuse prevention efforts in Otsego County;
  2. To advocate that the community supports policies that will reduce abuse of and dependence on alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drugs;
  3. To help the community understand that substance abuse and dependency are serious public health problems;
  4. To create a framework for the planning and delivery of substance abuse prevention efforts across the continuum of care; with universal, selective and indicated audiences.


Meeting Times

1 - 4 times per year


Staff Person

Linda Gall


Prescription Drug Drop Off Sites

  • Otsego County Sheriff Dept
    124 South Court
    Gaylord, MI 
  • Michigan State Police 
    563 S. Otsego
    Gaylord, MI 


County Prevention Initivatives and Accomplishments

  • Yearly educational trainings at local schools on drug trends and RX drug abuse prevention
  • Regional conferences on new drug trends
  • Presented for the Michigan Association of Juvenile Probation Workers Conference
  • Ben Cort Conference - Lessons Learned from Colorado  
  • Educational training on new mrijuana laws to local officials 



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