Media and Publications

Predator & Prey: Opioids' Savage Effect On Our Community: Traveres City, MI (February 2018)

East Middle School Digital Media Students and former student, Shane Bagwell take on the opioid crisis in our area 



'Hope' - The Hope Not Handcuffs Story. Families Against Narcotics (Michigan) 10/20/2017 




Prescription for Change: Ending America's Opioid Crisis by MTV (Documentary with Macklemore and Obama) 9/28/2016 





TED Talk: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong. Johann Hari




  • 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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