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Date registered: July 11, 2011

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  1. Holiday Safety — December 24, 2013
  2. PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM — November 18, 2013
  3. MONTCALM COMMUNITIES TOGETHER – SEPT 12TH — September 9, 2013
  4. OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH! — September 9, 2013
  5. Insights from a National Epidemic: The Medicine Abuse Project — August 2, 2013

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Nov 25

Drug Free Montcalm Grows!

Drug Free Montcalm has been comprised of Tobaaco Free Montcalm and the Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking.  At the end of September Drug Free Montcalm expanded and realized the company of the Medication Disposal Coalition of Montcalm County.  The addition of the Medication Disposal Coalition is a “win-win” for everyone, coalition members and the …

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Aug 15

MEDICATION DROP OFF BOXES – COMING SOON!

Coming soon in Montcalm County, law enforcement agencies around the county will have Medication Drop Boxes in their lobbies.  Simply clean out your old and unused medications and bring them to any of the following law enforcement office  locations: Carson City, Greenville Public Safety, Village of Howard City, Village of Lakeview, and the Sheriff’s Department …

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Aug 15

Healthy Alcohol Marketplace

Apathy About Alcohol Harm is Infecting the Nation! A top health authority has called excessive alcohol use “a largely unrecognized public health problem.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that more than 15 percent of U.S. adults, or 33 million Americans, report binge drinking in the past 30 days. And, the percentage of adults …

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Aug 10

Where to go for help …

When problems show up around alcohol and/or other drug use – our own or someone elses – it isn’t easy to know where to turn.  The link below will take you to a document listing all the Regional Coordinating offices for Montcalm and immediately surrounding counties.  By contacting the regional office in your area, they …

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Aug 09

The Marijuana Summit: Rethinking Prevention Strategies

On August 24th from 8:30 to 4:00 a Summit will be held to look at prevention concerns regarding marijuana in our society and Medical Marijuana in Michigan.   Dr. Kevin Sabet, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and Former Senior Advisor with the Office of National Drug Control Policy will be the Key Note speaker.  …

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Jul 27

Businesses in Nearly 100 Cities Raided in Nationwide Synthetic Drug Takedown

By Join Together Staff | July 26, 2012     Local and federal law enforcement officials raided businesses in almost 100 cities on Wednesday, in the first nationwide crackdown on synthetic drugs, USA Today reports.  Operation Log Jam targeted businesses selling drugs such as “Spice,” “K2” and “bath salts.” The drugs are widely available in convenience stores, …

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Jul 18

Automobile Safety – Don’t Drink and Drive

The following site was sent to us from a friend, Jessica, who has used our materials in her classroom.  In their research they found the site; www.cheapautoinsurance.com.  (Sponsored by multiple insurance companies.)   There is some very good information at this site plus great links to other sites such as the following for prevention.  Ad Council: Drunk …

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Jul 14

Friday Night Fires – Youth Leading the Way

This past spring we held a youth summit at a local campground.  From the Summit a number of local youth stepped forward to decide how to carry the Healthy Choices messages back to their local schools and church youth groups.  They have set up a series of three Friday Night Fires events.  These Friday Night …

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Mar 27

Change in Leadership

Drug Free Montcalm has enjoyed the encouragement strong support of the Montcalm County Substance Abuse Advisory Council.  Bob Brown, the Vice-Chair Person, has recently stepped down after many years of service.  Kim Singh, the Chair Person, is about to formally retire and moving on to work in a different position that will be working with …

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Jan 11

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CHILD IS DOING DRUGS?

While it is difficult to distingish typical adolescent behavior from drug-induced behavior, parents should consdier possible drug use if they notice several of these changes in their child: 1. Changes in Physical Appearance – Lack of personal cleanliness, messy appearance Red eyes and frequent use of eye drops Runny nose, congestion, coughing Wearing dark glasses …

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