Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force


We are a dedicated group of community members that develop strategies, programs, and practices to address alcohol and substance abuse issues in our community.  This effort involves reducing access to substances, preventing high-risk behaviors, promoting community awareness, connecting community resources, and providing education.  The efforts of the Task Force are funded by a Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Free Communities Grant, a Strategic Prevention Framework/State Incentive Grant through the Michigan Office of Drug Control Policy and Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.

 

Upcoming Events...

STICKER SHOCK 2015 

What: Under age drinking prevention campaign

Where: Portage City Hall

7900 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002

When: Saturday March 28th, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

How: As part of the Sticker Shock Campaign, local high school students have designed an awareness sticker with the theme "Don't be a party to teen drinking". On March 28th, local high school students and chaperones will partner with area alcohol retailers to place these underage drinking awareness stickers on multi-packs of alcoholic beverages. These stickers are intended to remind adults and parents that it is not okay to purchase alcohol for minors. 

Sticker Shock Agenda

9:30-10:00 AM - Registration

10:00-10:30 - Group Ice Breaker

10:30-10:45 - Training

11:00- 12:00 - Sticker Shock the Community!

noon-1:00 PM - PIZZA PARTY!

*Contact Katie to Register at kmacdonald@prevention-works.org or 269-388-4200




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Were you unable to attend the 2014 "Agents of Change" Celebration Event? 

Check out these videos to see what you missed:

                    

                       

                   

                   

During 2013-2014, over 210 people volunteered to support the Task Force and they contributed over 2,000 hours of service in our community. A Big thanks to all who are working to make Kalamazoo a healthier and safer place!

 

Awareness Videos & Public Service Announcements

Substance Abuse Documentary, "Feeling Normal"

Red Med Box Public Service Announcement

"Underage drinking; What's the Big Deal?"

          

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