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Community Resources

The Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon (DFC) website offers community resources and information for those who are seeking substance use disorder services or resources in Muskegon County.

For more information, please call 211 or HealthWest at 231-720-3200

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La Coalición Libre De Drogas Muskegon (DFC) sitio web, le ofrece recursos e información de la comunidad para aquellos que buscan servicios o recursos de desorden de consumo de sustancias por en el condado de Muskegon.

Para obtener más información, llame al 211 o a HealthWest al 231-720-3200

Community Agencies

Here are some of our Community Resources for Muskegon County.

Access Health

1200 Ransom Street, Suite #102,
Muskegon, MI 49442

231-728-5180
accesshealth.org

Fresh Coast Alliance

1128 Roberts St.
Muskegon, MI 49442

Business Office: 1190 Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442

freshcoastalliance.org

Muskegon County Cooperating Churches

120 W. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

231-727-6000

Arbor Circle

1060 W. Norton Ave,
Muskegon, MI 49441

231-777-2222

Hackley Community Care Center

376 E. Apple Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49442

231-724-1335

Public Health of Muskegon County

209 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442

231-724-6246

Bethany Christian Services - Muskegon

175 W. Apple Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

231-733-1618

HealthWest

376 E. Apple Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442

231-724-1111
customer.services@healthwest.net

READ Muskegon

26 E. Broadway Ave.
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

231-747-7273

Call 2-1-1

1011 2nd St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

231-733-1155

Health Project

565 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Western Office: 231-672-3201

Shelby Office: 1-866-671-4819

Red Project

401 Hall St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 4950

redproject.org

Eastside Outpatient Services

445 E. Sherman Blvd,
Muskegon, MI 49444

231-739-4359

Support Group

Mediation and Restorative Services

27 E. Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442

231-727-6001

YMCA

1115 3rd St.
Muskegon, MI 49441

231-722-9622
muskegonymca.org

Community Links

Lakeshore Regional Entity

Lakeshore Regional Entity is the public behavioral health plan for people with mental illness, developmental disability, and substance use disorders in Allegan, Kent, Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa counties.

Our organization manages the services provided under a contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to residents in the region who have Medicaid or are under insured and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code.

lsre.org

Silent Observer

Silent Observer is a high-tech crime prevention program launched by a coalition of local business, education and law enforcement leaders. This program brings in hundreds of tips each year, helping local law enforcement agencies solve and prevent crimes. Local residents are the key to making our community safe.

Please help by letting us know when you have information that could prevent or solve a crime.

Party Patrol

Stop Underage Drinking
Know of a party where underage drinking will be happening? Put an end to the violence, injury, and drunk driving of minors.

silentobservermuskegon.com

Talk Sooner

Talk Sooner is a resource for parents to access information about substance use prevention.

talksooner.org

SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities.

samhsa.gov

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. 

wm6aa.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is about helping people help themselves.

We are a non-profit organization comprised of people who suffer from the disease of addiction. Whether you are an addict suffering from addiction or you think you may have a problem, you can find help from NA.

michigan-na.org

CADCA

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.

cadca.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

drugabuse.gov

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a worldwide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

smartrecovery.org

Eastside Family Support Group

Addiction can affect every aspect of life including families. It can be difficult to find a safe place to talk openly and freely without judgement and the stigma that surrounds addiction.

Come join us in a supportive atmosphere as we learn, share our stories, and heal.

Support Group: 1st Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm – Group led by:  Kitty McCarthy, NP and Mark Apman, LMFT, CAADC

MI Recovery

MI Recovery is a comprehensive set of options for recovery from substance use disorder and addiction.

mirecovery.info

ACES

Experiences that cause toxic stress chemicals to be produced have an impact on brain development, immune system function, and one’s physical health. Many habits such as smoking, substance use, and unhealthy eating are often “coping mechanisms,” or ways of numbing pain and stress. Behaviors are adaptive as well; people (especially children) who experience repeated trauma often exhibit “fight or flight” behavior which can include hyperarousal, aggression, dysregulation, etc. The brain can become wired for “survival mode,” impairing executive and cognitive functions. The good news is, there are ways to build resilience and specific interventions that can help stressed brains heal.

ACES – Report

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HealthWest ACES

ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences, or traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction. Understanding ACEs in our community helps us better understand how health and social problems in our community are impacted by things that happened to people in childhood. We can build a more trauma informed community where we support and help each other to overcome challenges to become more resilient, together. View the latest ACEs report here:

ACES – Report

HealthWest MYalliance

MYalliance System of Care is a collaboration between youth, parents, schools and agencies working together to improve services in our community. This effort is focused on increasing access to needed services and engaging youth and families to help design the programs that serve them. The Systems of Care approach helps communities to see better outcomes for youth and families including improved mental health, better school results, and youth staying safe and out of trouble.

myalliancesoc.org

Mediation and Restorative Service’s EXIT Program

EXIT, Empowering Ex-Offenders in Transition, provides men returning to their community from incarceration at the Muskegon County Jail with intense job and life skills training, education and work experience.

mediatewestmichigan.com/exit

Health Project’s Courage to Quit Smoking Cessation Classes

Looking to quit smoking? Cessation classes are held every Monday at the Johnson Cancer Center. For more information, please contact Cyndi Powers at 231-672-3211 or powerscl@mercyhealth.com

Silent Observer

Silent Observer is a high-tech crime prevention program launched by a coalition of local business, education and law enforcement leaders. This program brings in hundreds of tips each year, helping local law enforcement agencies solve and prevent crimes. Local residents are the key to making our community safe. Please help by letting us know when you have information that could prevent or solve a crime.

For more information, please visit silentobservermuskegon.com

Silent Observer’s Party Patrol:
Know of a party where underage drinking will be happening? Put an end to the violence, injury, and drunk driving of minors.

Silent Observer’s Vape Patrol:
Vape Patrol is a anonymous tip line for young adults or students under the age of 18 years old. Youth can report vape use and other substances that takes place inside their school. Let’s keep a drug free school zone.

Know of a party where underage vaping will be happening?


Red Project’s Clean Works
MySpace – 1657 S Getty St Muskegon

  • The Red Project provides clean syringes and miscellaneous supplies at no cost via an anonymous and judgment-free exchange. The program operates out of several locations including a mobile unit, and is now operating out of Muskegon. Clean Works also offers Hepatitis C testing and support, overdoes prevention, and sexual health resources.
  • redproject.org


Muskegon County Cooperating Churches

“What is a Recovery Congregation? A Faith-based organization educated, trained, equipped and certified to walk the journey with a person in recovery for substance use addiction. A faith-based organization who can offer support, understanding, outreach, information and potentially host support groups. The goals of this initiative are to provide spiritual/pastoral support, view addiction as a treatable disease, embrace and support people in recovery and their families, provide visible outreach in the community, disseminate recovery information, host recovery support groups, and provide transportation and help with housing and employment issues.”

For more information on Recovery Congregations, please contact Muskegon County Cooperating Churches.

120 W. Apple Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440

Phone – 231-777-6000

Email – office.mccc@frontier.com

Website – cooperatingchurches.com

Get Help

If this is a life threatening medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

  • SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

smartrecovery.org

  • MI Recovery

MI Recovery is a comprehensive set of options for recovery from substance use disorder and addiction

mirecovery.info

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

drugabuse.gov

  • Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a program consisting of men and women who learn from one another to live drug free, and recover from the effects of addiction.

michigan-na.org

  • Alcoholic Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

wm6aa.org

  • Talk Sooner

Talk Sooner is a resource for parents to access information about substance use prevention

talksooner.org

  • Lakeshore Regional Entity

Lakeshore Regional Entity is the public behavioral health plan for people with mental illness, developmental disability, and substance use disorders in Allegan, Kent, Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa counties.

Our organization manages the services provided under a contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to residents in the region who have Medicaid or are under insured and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code.

lsre.org

  • SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

samhsa.gov

  • CADCA

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.

cadca.org

  • MDHHS Michigan Substance Use Disorder Data

The Substance Use Disorder Data Repository was created through collaboration with the Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. Data has been collected from a variety of platforms to offer users easy access to Michigan specific data. It is the hope that through the data provided on this site, users will have the ability to make informed programming related decisions.

mi-suddr.com

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is the best way to ask for substance use services?
You may call any service provider to refer yourself for services. All outpatient services operate a no wrong door policy and can schedule you an intake appointment. Only detox and residential require that you seek authorization first through your insurance company. If Medicaid and uninsured this would occur through HealthWest, and if privately insured you would contact the number on the back of your card.

What is the best course of treatment for someone with an addiction to opiates?
We do not recommend an abstinence base treatment. We endorse Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Research shows that persons who attempt abstinence-based treatment run the risk of overdose and accidental death. That said we do support choice, but statistically it does not have a good rate of success.

How do I get a Naloxone kit? Can the Red Project come talk to my organization/workplace?
The Red Project has walk-in hours where a community member can walk in and receive training. The staff there are very open to coming into an organization and talking about harm reduction topics.

Ride with Pride

What does giving a car away have to do with drug and alcohol prevention?

Giving away a car is just the icing on the cake of the Ride With Pride coalition. Ride With Pride shares information through a pledge of how to make good choices that will help students be safe and to succeed at school and out in their community.  Students that sign the pledge and follow the pledge all school year are eligible to win the car. A car is a nice reward but the true reward is becoming successful and a positive influence at home, at school, and in life!

How does my child get signed up?

Have your child seek out a teacher, principal, or school resource officer at their school and inform them they wish to take the Ride With Pride pledge. Have the school reach out to the Ride With Pride coalition and inquire about the program if they aren’t already participating.

Has the program worked in preventing alcohol and drug abuse?

The program has shown positive results in the decrease of alcohol and drug abuse by informing students of the risks and consequences associated with using alcohol and drugs. Ride With Pride schools share information through classroom discussions, lunch events, public service announcements, and school assemblies. Students then witness many of their peers acknowledged at the yearend Ride With Pride assembly that have made good choices and abstain from alcohol and drugs. The key to changing dangerous and illegal habits is to change the culture of the student body. The Ride With Pride program provides a culture in which students are recognized and acknowledged for making safe and positive choices.

Contact

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