May 2015
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ACHC Board of Directors Welcomes
Three New Members

Erica Clute-Cubbin
Attorney and Counselor
Goldin & Associates

ACHC Oakland County FAN South East Region President
Lauren Rousseau
Professor
WMU-Cooley Law School
Karen Ulrich
Owner
Queensland Marketing
First Annual ACHC Oakland County FAN
Run Drugs Out of Town

Registration is now open for our inaugural 5/10 K run and 5K walk.
Join us after the run for a special gathering honoring individuals in recovery, and all who share our dream for a Healthy Oakland County!
NEWS
Congressman Sandy Levin Meets with Coalition Members
"I had a very insightful meeting with Community Anti-Drug Coalition leaders throughout Macomb and Oakland County. The challenges and pressures our youth face today are immense, and it's so important that we have these coalitions to educate and spread the message of substance abuse prevention to our youth and communities at large" - Congressman Sandy Levin, May 6, 2015
Coalitions Connect with Parents for
Prom and Graduation Season

Each Spring, thousands of Oakland County high school seniors and their families begin the exciting process of preparing for prom and graduation celebrations.  These celebrations often include alcohol, as well as more relaxed attitudes about underage consumption.   

 

As a reminder of the dangers of underage drinking, and the legal problems that come with supplying youth with alcohol, prevention Coalitions throughout Oakland County prepare and mail information packets to high school students and their families.  This year, many Coalitions have also included additional information about how adults can "teen proof" their homes to prevent the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. 

 

"Parents should also be thoughtful about the choices they and their children make," said Carol Mastroianni (Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition) in a recent interview.  She explained that parents who excuse underage drinking in their home because they believe it's safer could be in major trouble with the law.

 
Coalitions Conduct Alcohol and Tobacco Vendor Education Visits

In continued efforts to keep harmful substances out of the hands of Oakland County youth, each year Coalition volunteers visit local alcohol and tobacco vendors to deliver packets with information they can use to prevent sales to minors. Included in the packets are tips for identifying fake IDs, birth date signs and window clings for display, and tips for training employees to comply with the law.

 

 

For more information about the Synar Program (tobacco) visit the  

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration web page.  

North Oakland Community Coalition Kicks of Prevention Week with
Third Annual Family Fun Color Run/Walk
The North Oakland Community Coalition welcomed over 600 runners and walkers for the
3rd Annual Family Fun Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 9th, at Lake Orion Friendship Park. 
That's double the amount of participants from last year's event! 
Holly Area Community Coalition
Youth Action Board Members Create Billboard

Choices 2015: Youth-led Dialogue Day
This annual event, hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition's Youth Action Board, was held on April 28th.  Judge Diane D'Agostini of the 48th Judicial District Court participated, and said about the event, "students who observe the live court session witness the long-lasting effects that drunk driving and drug use have on the individual, their families and public safety."  
EVENTS

Visit our events calendar for details about topics and speakers presented at the
monthly ACHC Oakland County FAN meetings

 

If you can not make it to one of the ACHC Oakland County FAN meetings, here is an additional resource for finding help within Oakland County:

Freedom in Recovery - Free group counseling sessions  

Presented by Tina Marie Dequin, MSW, CAADC

Mondays at 5:30 p.m. for addicts in recovery

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. for families and friends of addicts

New Hudson Methodist Church

56730 Grand River Ave., New Hudson, MI  48165   


For more information, email nocc@noccmi.org or call (248) 520-3786

Angel Wings for Angie Fundraiser
Angel Wings for Angie was created in memory of Angela Martin who was a loved sister, daughter, and friend to many. Angela was 25 years old when she died of an accidental opiate overdose on the morning of July 10th, 2014.

The mission of Angels Wings For Angie Benefit Concert is to create awareness about opiate addiction as well as raise funds for ACHC Oakland County Families Against Narcotics.

If you would like to attend the event, please visit the Facebook page.  To donate, visit YouCaring
 

Email Kelly Michaud for more information or to submit a music sample.
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities
(248) 221-7101
1075 Featherstone  Pontiac, MI  48342