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Substance Abuse Prevention



Presentations, training and consultation services are available to schools, churches and various groups in Northern Macomb County (north of Hall Road). The information can be designed to address specific concerns of the audience. Technical assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Developing community programs related to substance abuse issues.
  • Community networking and referrals.
  • Educational and resource materials.


PEER EDUCATION (P.E.P.P.) - Students who complete this program will be knowledgeable about the many concerns of teenagers. The Peer Educators also provide and/or participate in activities that promote and encourage healthy choices within their schools or communities.

Who Knew? Series - Topics include: Stress, Violence, Anger, Diversity, Smoke-Free, Bullying, Alcohol-Free, Drug-Free, Peer Pressure, and Managing Anger.

On the Verge - This program is designed to complement and enhance the schools efforts to help students make healthy choices and avoid risky behavior.

Life Skills Training - This program addresses the most important factors leading adolescents to use one or more drugs by teaching a combination of heath information, general life skills, and drug resistance skills.

Building Personal Power-Skills for Managing Anger - A violence-prevention program that will help young people to develop the self-control needed to effectively manage anger.

‘Youth Matters, Active Health: Making Positive Choices - Students examine what it means to be healthy and how having a healthy lifestyle provides the energy needed to reach their goals.

Project Alert - Lessons are focused on norms, beliefs about drugs, stress skills, and resistance of pressures to use .

Summer Bonanza - Six week summer program that combines having fun and making healthy choices.

Safe Dates - This program deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence.

Reconnecting Youth - There are 3 central program goals in this program - decrease drug involvement, increase school performance, and decrease emotional stress.

Choices - This is an educational program geared towards teenagers about affects of smoking, alcohol and marijuana.


Nurturing Parenting Program - The philosophy of the 6-week Nurturing Parenting emphasizes the importance of raising children in a warm, trusting and caring household. It is founded on the belief that children who are cared for develop the capacity to trust, care and respect themselves, other people and living creatures and the environment.

Families that Care - Guiding Good Choices - This 6-week program is intended to reduce the likelihood that children ages 9 to 14 will develop substance abuse and other problem behaviors in adolescence. Parents become active partners in the fight against teen drug use.

Please contact: Director of Community Programs at
(586) 752-9696 ext. 210 for more information.

Federal and State funding has been provided through Macomb County Community Mental Health/Office of Substance Abuse to support project costs. Support has also been provided through United Way Community Services and private donations. Recipients of substance abuse prevention services have rights protected by State and Federal law and public rules. For information, visit or call an MFS Recipient Rights Advisor at (586) 752-9696.

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