Substance Use Dependency is NOT a moral failure...

Substance Use Dependency is NOT a moral failure...

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Proper Disposal is Key

Proper disposal of unused or unwanted prescription drugs is a key weapon in the fight against misuse.  With proper disposal we can reduce instances of prescription drug abuse.

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BE THE SOLUTION is a community education program of Northern Michigan Michigan Regional Entity. Our mission is to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse and the extent of the prescription drug abuse problem in northern Michigan and encourage you to BE THE SOLUTION with practical steps you can take, right now.

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  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017. 1,941 were opioid-related and 699 were a result of Heroin use.
  • Fact:  2017 MAPS Data indicates 19,943,203 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI.
  • Fact:  October 2018, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians collected approximately 40,000 opioids at 60 statewide collection sites.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
  • Fact:  In 2017, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed decreased by 10.7 percent since 2015.
  • Fact:  In 2017, there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car crashes in Michigan.
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Still concerning: Vaping dangers discussed at Charlevoix community forum

Petoskey News Review

Steve Foley

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Community Members Work to Prevent Drug Overdoses - Grand Traverse

On Thursday afternoon the Grand Traverse County Drug-Free Coalition hosted its monthly meeting at Traverse City West High School.

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ATS receives lifesaving $10K donation

Opioid reversal drug will be handed out for free

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SAFE in NM/Health Department of Nortwest Michigan received $65,000 for a new grant opportunity to prevent Opioid Abuse in Northern Michigan

$65,000 check from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Endowment Fund

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NMRE Twitter January 18, 2019