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Dec 24

Holiday Safety

We wish you a happy holiday season.  Please be careful on the roads, the weather can be challenging this time of year.  Also, if you will be drinking alcohol or using other substances that alter perception, remember to designate a driver who will be sober and straight. In addition, should you be hosting a holiday gathering, …

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Jul 25

Special Event and YOU are INVITED!

On Thursday September 12th, the national coalition academy, CADCA, is sending a trainer to talk about promoting grass roots involvement in coalitions.  Any who are interested are invited to attend.  Contact the Drug Free Montcalm (DFM) Coordinator,  Amy Buckingham, at 989-831-4591 or AmyBuckingham@CherryHealth.com. The specific information used will be pertinent to Drug Free Montcalm, however, the dynamics …

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Jun 20

Edmore Adds a Medication Drop Box …

  Soon people living in the Edmore area will have a convenient location to bring unwanted and outdated medications for disposal.  The village police department is currently in the process of installing a Medication Drop Box at the Curtis Community Building.  This will be the 6th site in Montcalm County.  By dropping off unneeded and expired …

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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 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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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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Sep 11

CELEBRATING SUCCESSES

On September 30th, Drug Free Montcalm members will meet to celebrate the successes of this last year and start making plans for the upcoming year.  This meeting is open to everyone who has been involved in any way with our programs throughout this past year.  We will be meeting from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the …

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Sep 06

Tobacco Free Billboards

Tobacco Free Montcalm has placed billboards reinforcing the choice to be tobacco free.   It was our intention to link the billboard to this site where more could be offered, including website links where further information could be found on the health consequences of starting and tools to quit. Due to unfortunate technical difficulties, this has not …

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Jul 26

YOUTH GRANTS AVAILABLE – NOW!

Drug Free Montcalm has Youth Grants available for up to $500.  But there are ONLY FOUR LEFT!  These grants are meant to support youth in DRUG FREE ACTIVITIES.  Yes, alcohol and tobacco are considered drugs.  These grants are available through September.  We are looking to have applications in before the fourth week in August.  Contact John …

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