Be the Solution

Drug Free Northern Michigan - Be the Solution Campaign

The Drug Free Northern Michigan - Be the Solution campaign is a community education program of the Northern Michigan Regional Entity. Our mission is to increase public awareness of substance use disorder. Provide education to the community on how to access prevention, treatment and recovery resources for themselves or their loved ones. Inspire hope to individuals and their families that are experiencing substance use disorder. Create and nurture a positive and supportive recovery community that is free from stigma and misconceptions. Also encourage individuals, parents, professionals and the community to Be the Solution by providing information and resources for prevention.

Resources are available in all 21 counties in the region. You can learn more by requesting a presentation or contacting the local Prevention Provider near you. Click here for a list of Prevention Providers in your area.

Federal and state funds have been used to support this project.

  • 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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