Drug Free Northern Michigan Coalition Alliance

2020 Meetings: April 23 ~ July 17~ October 16
NMRE -1999 Walden Drive Gaylord


Drug Free Northern Michigan Coalition Alliance-21 Counties


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 Coalition Alliance supports the Be the Solution campaign and helps to guide regional prevention and recovery efforts. Across the region our members 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 Coalition to help create a strong voice and message across the region for prevention and recovery. 


                  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 21 County Coalition or a workgroup, please e-mail jbalhorn@nmre.org for more information.

  • 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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