Drug Free Muskegon County

The Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County directly works to reduce substance abuse in the Muskegon area while establishing and strengthening collaboration among all sectors of the community with an interest in reducing and preventing substance abuse.

It acts as an organizational hub focused on reducing drug abuse, bringing together individuals, youths, and over 25 community organizations including schools, health providers, law enforcement, the faith community, and business and civic leaders. These interested parties come together to solve emerging problems in their community that are too big for one person or organization to solve alone, without broader support and resources.

Drug Abuse Prevention Initiatives
Working with multiple organizations, the Coalition for Drug Free Muskegon County has assisted the launch of multiple initiatives that address targeted substance abuse related challenges in Muskegon, including:

Evidence Based Substance Abuse Prevention

The Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County conducts local research and explores prevention opportunities. It conducted a data driven community planning process to address the issues of youth tobacco and alcohol abuse. And in 2010 the coalition began exploring the issues of prescription drug abuse and evidence based prevention opportunities for other drugs.

Specific Substance Abuse Reduction Goals

  • Increase data driven decision making for prevention programs and initiatives
  • Disseminate information to the community about prevention and substance abuse treatment efforts
  • Reduce alcohol related injuries and fatalities among youth and young adults in Muskegon
  • Reduce the negative impact of underage drinking on Muskegon County youth: academic, social, physical, and legal
  • By 2012, reduce the percentage of 12th graders that report binge drinking (5+ drinks)
  • By 2012, reduce the percentage of 10th grade smokers
  • Increasing the number of smoke-free work places

Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County Partners

  • Access Health
  • Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ)
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • City of Muskegon Police Department
  • HealthWest (Community Mental Health Services)
  • Hackley Community Care Center
  • Mercy Health
  • Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
  • Muskegon Community Coordinating Council
  • Muskegon County Courts
  • Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department
  • Muskegon Family Care
  • Muskegon Hosts Lions Club
  • Muskegon Public Schools
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission
  • Muskegon Township Police Department
  • Mona Shores Schools
  • Norton Shores Police Department
  • North Muskegon Police Department
  • Public Health Muskegon County
  • Public Protection
  • Pride Youth
  • Revel Marketing
  • Roosevelt Park Police Department
  • United Way of the Lakeshore
  • West MI Therapy