Substance Use Prevention Programs

Oakland County Health Division offers various, evidence-based, prevention programs, funded by the Oakland Community Health Network, aimed at reducing risky behaviors that lead to substance use. Specific program information is listed below. All programs are provided at no cost. 

CATCH My Breath

  • A youth e-cigarette, JUUL, and vape prevention program specific to grades 5-12. 
  • Evidence-based program shown to substantially reduce students’ likelihood of vaping in the year following program implementation. Students also showed a significant increase in knowledge of the dangers of vaping and an increase in positive perceptions about choosing a vape-free lifestyle.
  • 4 lessons, 30-45 minutes each.
  • Offered in-person or virtually to schools and community organizations.

Vape 101

  • Educational presentation about the dangers of vaping
  • Learn how e-cigarettes operate, how to identify commonly used devices, health and safety concerns, and prevention resources. 
  • Geared towards adults who interact with youth - teachers, school staff, parents/guardians, community members/organizations. 
  • 60-90 minutes (can be tailored).
  • Offered in-person or virtually.

Technical Assistance for Safe Medication Disposal

  • Learn how and where to properly dispose of unused and/or expired medication.
  • Staff provide technical assistance to organizations and community members upon request. 
  • Offered in-person or virtually.

 Treatment Resources

​​​Access to Oakland Community Health Network Substance Use Services

  • Provides screening, authorization and coordination of services for alcohol and drug treatment services for Oakland County residents with Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, or no insurance
  • Confidential services for persons who have a current dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Referral information about outpatient substance abuse treatment programs close to home or place of employment
  • Screening and coordination for individuals seeking assistance for intensive outpatient treatment, methadone, and residential substance abuse programs
  • Authorization for continuing care services

Phone: 248-464-6363, if after hours, call Common Ground at 800-231-1127.
Address: 1200 N Telegraph Rd, Building 32 East, Pontiac, MI

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