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 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • 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.
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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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Aetna waives co-pay for opioid overdose drug

Narcan reverses effect of opioid overdose

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NMRE Facebook April 19, 2018