Families Against Narcotics Launches New Oakland County Partnership
Families Against Narcotics, in partnership with the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, launched a county-wide chapter last month which will offer meetings in six regions spread throughout the county.   


The ACHC and FAN work together to bring awareness of the growing problem of prescription drug and opiate misuse within Oakland County, as well as provide recovery and support resources for individuals and families struggling with addiction.


The Be the Solution Prevent Youth Prescription Drug Misuse toolkit, released in October 2014, further supports prevention efforts across the county already championed by the 15 community prevention coalitions it serves. A copy of the toolkit is available online at Be the Solution Toolkit. 


Southwest Region- South Lyon, Milford, Wixom, Walled Lake, Commerce, and surrounding cities

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

New Hudson United Methodist Church

56730 Grand River Ave.     New Hudson, MI     48165


South-central Region - Novi, Farmington, Southfield, West Bloomfield, and surrounding cities

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Farmington Hills Library

32727 W. 12 Mile Rd.     Farmington Hills, MI     48334


Northeast Region - Oxford, Lake Orion, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, and surrounding cities

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Orion Township Public Library

825 Joslyn Rd.     Lake Orion, MI     48362


Tri-Community Coalition Staff to Present at the 2015 CADCA National Leadership Forum
"Prevention Starts with Y.O.U.: Young, Optimistic, and United Against Substance Abuse"
The program will highlight efforts to engage youth in meaningful discussions and partnerships with local community leaders, parents, legislatures, schools, etc. in order to prevent substance abuse within communities.
CADCA Coalitions Ideas Fair Presentations
Royal Oak Community Coalition Serving Up "Mocktails"

Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

ROCC will be providing free sample tastings of non alcohol drinks at the Royal Oak High School Holiday Craft Fair. Stop by and learn how to offer a festive holiday celebration without alcohol.  Can't make it?  Come to the Holiday marketplace at Royal Oak Farmers Market on December 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. before the Tree Lighting Ceremony!  Mocktails generously provided by "The Rock on Third."

Royal Oak Community Coalition  
Youth Activities Committee 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
The Royal Oak Coalition Youth Activities committee will meet to discuss ways to collaborate on reducing underage drinking.  Interested in participating?  Contact

Shop with a Hero 
The Waterford Coalition for Youth partners each year with the Waterford Police Department to support local Waterford students at SHOP WITH A HERO. Students in need of all ages have the opportunity to shop with a Police Officer for the holidays. It is not unusual to witness these caring children purchasing basic necessities and always items for siblings, parents and pets first. It is heartwarming to witness them being so generous toward others. Coalition volunteers then wrap the items up for the children while they enjoy snacks, crafts and a visit with Santa himself!

If you would like to make a donation to the cause to help support a child in need, please send your check, payable to the Waterford Coalition for Youth - 5150 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329. All donations need to be received by December 5.
Holly Area Community Coalition Offers
Mental Health First Aid Training

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A young person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. Do you know how to help? The Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with Rose Hill Center, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is FREE OF CHARGE and is for any adults who are in contact with youth. Youth Mental Health First Aid will help you learn to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and psychosis and will help you build skills to offer initial help until the young person can be connected to appropriate care. Please join us on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Rose Hill Center, 5130 Rose Hill Blvd. in Holly for this very important training. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided and you will leave with a 3 year certification in Mental Health First Aid. RSVP at 248-328-3135. Seating is limited. Please share this information with your networks!
Save the Date for North Oakland Community Coalition's Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Join the North Oakland Community Coalition for their 5th Annual Prayer Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Oakland County Sheriff Bouchard.  The event will be at the Scripps Mansion at 1601 Joslyn Rd. in Lake Orion.
North Oakland Community Coalition Hosts Drugs 101

Thursday, January 15, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Drugs 101 is an educational program for adults to learn the signs, symptoms and current trends of teen drug usage.The program will be held at: Scripps Middle School, 385 East Scripps Rd, Lake Orion

Please come early as a highlight of the program is a mock teen bedroom for you to observe and attempt to identify the obvious and not-so-obvious signs of teen drug use.

During the program you will learn:

  • Facts and trends about teen drug usage
  • Skills to identify potential teen drug usage
  • Next steps to take if concerned and
  • Skills to engage kids in conversation

The program is open for all adults: Parents, Grand Parents, Guardians, Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Scout Leaders, Religious Leaders - any adult concerned about youth.


Connect With Your Local Coalition
See the full list of our fifteen member coalitions at 
Best Regards, 

Julie Brenner
Executive Director
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities

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