Resources

Resources

Do Your Part: Be The Solution is a community education program of the Michigan Department of Community Health.  Our goal is to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and the extent of the prescription drug abuse problem in Michigan.  This web site provides practical steps you can take right now.  

 Above the Influence – Targets youth with information relevant to resisting drug use and other negative influences.

Be Smart Be Well – Healthy Living website featuring leading experts, tools, resources, breaking news and video stories about people trying to live healthier lives. Sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois.

Ch1ldren Now – A resource for parents on talking to your kids on tough issues including alcohol and drugs with practical tips and techniques to talk easily and openly with young children ages 8-12.

Check Yourself for Teens – Partnership for Drug-Free America site that offers resources, information, quizzes and videos for teenagers to question themselves about their drug use.

Children’s Safety Network – Poisoning prevention information. Choose “Injury” tab and topic “poison-prevention” for tips and research relative to prescription drug and medication poisoning prevention.

Get Smart About Drugs – A Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) resource for Parents with links to Facebook Page.

iPharmacy – Pill Identifier and Medication Reference – Free Application for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads.

Join Together – A collaboration of the Boston University School of Public Health and the Partnership at Drugfree.org that delivers substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, life and community. This website houses news and information about substance use.

Just Think Twice - Site for teens discussing substance abuse and prevention. Contains straight forward language and excellent pictures. Approaches all subjects of substance abuse in a manner that teens understand.

Michigan State Police - Angel Program MSP has partnered with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to assist individuals who wish to seek treatment for dependency and addiction to heroin and prescription opioids. MSP has implemented the nationally renowned Angel Program, aimed at bringing law enforcement, community volunteers and individuals seeking assistance together in an effort to reduce dependency with heroin and prescription opioids in Michigan. 

Monitoring the Future Survey – 2012 survey results from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) on the status of youth drug use.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children – Online training and resources for practitioners and community responders.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – The NCADD website has straight forward information about how to address alcohol and drug issues with your children.

NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse website has a pamphlet titled “Drugs, Brains and Behavior, the Science of Addiction” that can be downloaded at this site.

NIDA for Teens – National Institute on Drug Abuse website for teens providing information on drugs of abuse including prescription drugs and many other resources.

NIDA Teen Site – The Cool Spot – National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Teen Site is a place for teens about “being yourself, thinking for yourself” and getting the facts about underage drinking.”

NMRE – Northern Michigan Regional Entity is the Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) for 21 counties in northern Lower Michigan that manages behavioral health services in the region. NMRE is jointly owned by five member Community Mental Health services program which provide mental health services.  NMRE also manages and coordinates prevention, treatment and recovery support services for individuals with a Substance Use Disorder.

Not in My House – Addresses prescription drug abuse, “What to Do, three steps “monitor, secure and dispose”, teen culture, talking to your teen, what the experts say and the real life story video of a teenager who lost his life to prescription drug abuse.

On-The-Wagon  (OTW) -  The National Organization of Students Against Substance Abuse was founded by students with the objective of creating a drug and alcohol free environment for students and society as a whole, and to get them back on the wagon.  Resources are available on the site relative to positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies that can prevent destructive decisions by young people, and set a healthier, safer course for lives. OTW focuses peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving.

Operation Prevention - The DEA and Discovery Education have partnered to combat prescription opioid misuse and heroine use nationwide.  Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start life saving conversations at home and in the classroom.

Police and Communities Together – (PACT 360) – A community education program, drug prevention and early intervention education for parents and youth. The Partnership for Drug Free America is listed as a partner and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

RX Safety Matters – Resources for health professional, families, communities, law enforcement and government relative to safety including precautions regarding prescription drugs and medications.

Save a Star – Drug Awareness Foundation non-profit site created by parents who lost a son to prescription drug abuse with links to several related sites helpful to children and parents.

Stop Medicine Abuse – Resources to prevention and reduce prescription drug and other medicine abuse and misuse with links to D.A.R.E., CADCA, WebMD and 5 Moms.

Talk About Prescriptions – The National Council on Patient Information Education (NCPIE) website has many resources including signs and symptoms of abuse. One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

The Drug Take Back Network – Safe options for disposal of unused medications.

The Partnership for Drug Free America – Includes sections for parents who are at any stage with their teens.

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health - This landmark report is a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders. 

Time to Get Help – Toll-Free Helpline to support parents with children struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Call 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373).

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council – Targets northern Michigan counties, but has descriptions of how improper disposal impacts our environment and provides information on how and where to dispose of pharmaceuticals properly.

Treatment of Chronic Pain: Our Approach – SAMHSA Integrated Health Webinar/Power Point Presentation.  

Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan - Dedicated to unifying the voices of the millions of Michigan citizens impacted by addiction and the many organizations working to change the way addiction is perceived and treated in our State.