Coalitions in the Region

Organization/Coalition Name Contact Email
Alpena County Prevention Policy Board Donna  Hardies
Benzie Area Youth Initiative  Kandi McKenzie 
Cheboygan County Substance Free Task Force Lynda Rutkowski
Crawford Partnership for Substance Abuse Prevention Lynda Rutkowski
Drug-Free Coalition of Ogemaw County JoJean Thompson
Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition Renae Fogarty
Leelanau County Substance Abuse Coalition Sharon Vreeland and Lisa Anderson and
Live Well Kalkaska Substance Free Coalition Suzanne Prentice and Lisa Anderson
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - SPRING TEOW Angie Woodin
Manistee - Substance Education Awareness Coalition Sarah Garthe
Montmorency Substance Free Coalition Donna  Hardies
NMRE - Drug Free Northern Michigan Task Force Christina Pudvan
                                                                                                                                Oscoda County Coalition of H.O.P.E.
(Help to Overcome, Persevere and Educate)
Laurie Ames
Otsego Drug Task Force   Lynda Rutkowksi
RISE: Otsego Substance Free Youth Sierra Hilt
Safe & Healthy Communities - Wexford and Missaukee Angie Gullekson 
SAFE in Northern Michigan - Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim Susan   Pulaski
Substance Use Action Team Carrie Field
Three Lakes-Communities that Care Shelley  Hubbard 
5 County Substance Free Coalition of NW Michigan Sharon Vreeland

  • 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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