Drug Free NM Task Force

Next Meeting: Monday, June 11th at 10 AM at the Diocese of Gaylord


Drug Free Northern Michigan Task Force


Be The Solution is a program of the Northern Michigan Regional Entity. Our mission is to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse of substances in Northern Michigan. The Drug Free Northern Michigan Task Force supports the Be the Solution campaign and helps to guide regional prevention and recovery efforts. The Task Force has members across the region that include individuals and groups from schools, community agencies, law enforcement, community members, peer recovery coaches, coalitions, health departments, treatment and prevention providers and individuals in recovery. Please consider joining the task force to help create a strong voice and message across the region for prevention and recovery. 

              Drug Free Northern Michigan Task Force Workgroups

                  Marijuana Education Workgroup       

                          Community Education

                          Media Messaging 



              Community Awareness Workgroup

                           Continue Coalition Building in each county

                           Be the Solution Campaign Ideas



              Professional Education Workgroup

                           Training Opportunities 

                           Medical Community

                           Law Enforcement 




If you are interested in joining the Drug Free Northern Michigan Task Force or a workgroup, please e-mail cpudvan@nmre.org for more information.

  • 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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