Safe In NM

Creating Environments Free
of Substance Use

Posted on October 9th, 2020

The SAFE collaborative has created a traveling teen bedroom to help parents learn about how their teens might be using substances, in plain sight. The “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer is typically open for parent tours at events such as


Posted on April 20th, 2020

SAFE in Northern Michigan, a local collaboration of community leaders from various sectors working to combat youth substance use in the region’s communities, recently took six area youth to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Mid-Year Training Institute in Dallas,


Posted on April 20th, 2020

In March 2020, the ‘All SAFE Youth’ meeting was held at the Genesis Center in Petoskey.  SAFE Youth members from all 11 school districts came together for a full day meeting of team building activities, project planning and learning. A large


Posted on February 13th, 2020

SAFE and RISE project coordinators Susan Pulaski and Sierra Hilt joined more than 3,000 substance use prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 30th Annual National Leadership Forum in Washington, DC last week.

“We were


Posted on April 9th, 2019

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan and SAFE in Northern Michigan recognizes the Village of Bellaire for its commitment to maintaining a healthy community. The Village Council recently passed a resolution prohibiting the use of all tobacco products—cigarettes, cigars, pipes,


Posted on October 24th, 2018

Health Department and SAFE in Northern Michigan congratulates the Village of Bellaire, local communities for going tobacco-free

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan and SAFE in Northern Michigan recognize the Village of Bellaire for its commitment to maintaining a healthy


  • In 2019-20, SAFE received $9,413 in community support!
  • FACT: 83.6% of Charlevoix County high school students reported NOT using marijuana in the past 30 days.(MiPHY 2018)
  • FACT: 84.2% of Antrim County high school students reported NOT using marijuana in the past 30 days.(MiPHY 2018)
  • In the past 30 days, 35.2 percent of Charlevoix County High School students reported vaping. (MiPHY 2018)
  • In the past 30 days, 23.7 percent of Antrim County High School students reported vaping. (MiPHY 2018)
  • In the past 30 days, 24.7 percent of Emmet County High School students reported vaping. (MiPHY 2018)
  • In 2019-20, SAFE recorded 2,924 youth volunteer hours and 1,453 adult volunteer hours!
  • SAFE is proud to have 109 active youth members, 43 active adult members, and 11 active school partners.
  • SAFE reached about 5,413 youth in 2019-20 with prevention activities! This includes 66 community activities and 123 youth-led prevention projects.
  • SAFE distributed 663 alcohol/nicotine/drug tests; 962 Naloxone doses; 150 alcohol locks; 331 RX lock boxes; 7,145 stickers for alcohol prevention.
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