Safe In NM

Creating Environments Free
of Substance Use

Welcome to SAFE in Northern Michigan!

SAFE in Northern Michigan exists to prevent youth substance use, increase community awareness and create change through collaboration, education, prevention initiatives and environmental strategies of tobacco, alcohol and other substance use in Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet counties.

 

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Annual Report 2022-23

SAFE Annual Report

Become a sponsor!

If you like what SAFE is doing for our youth and communities, please consider a tax-deductible donation to help this important work continue. SAFE donations are held in an account at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.  Please make checks payable to: Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. On the memo line, add: “SAFE Fund.” Mail to: Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation ATTN: SAFE Fund 616 Petoskey St., Suite 203 Petoskey, MI   49770 Please email your company name and logo exactly as it should be listed/displayed on all print materials to Susan Pulaski.  

New PSA's to show most youth don't use weed!

Most youth DON’T use weed in the SAFE region. Please tap on the link below to view the recent PSA showing all the reasons why SAFE youth members choose to stay drug free. These videos are now playing on connect TV, at Petoskey and Bellaire Cinemas and playing on 106 KHQ radio station. SAFE in Northern Michigan youth choose to live weed free; they share many reasons why it is important to them. What's your why?

Interactive bedroom shows ways teens conceal substance use

SAFE previously created a traveling trailer that demonstrates to parents and caregivers ways teens may be concealing substance use, in plain sight.  Southern Providence County (SPC) Regional Prevention Coalition in Rhode Island created this virtual interactive version of the bedroom that is available online, and has graciously allowed us to share it. The virtual mock bedroom allows users to navigate around the bedroom and learn common ways and places drugs and alcohol are hidden. Parents are the #1 prevention tool in helping keep their youth drug and alcohol free. Tour the virtual bedroom here to educate yourself. 

Under your roof? Lock it up! FREE lock kits, drug testing kits available

SAFE in Northern Michigan provides free locks for families to use to keep alcohol, medication and other substance safely locked up. SAFE also provides free alcohol and drug testing kits. The locks and kits are available at Health Department of Northwest Michigan offices in Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim counties, as well as the Mancelona Family Resource Center. Click here for addresses of these locations. 

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  • FACT: 86.8% of Charlevoix County high school students reported NOT using marijuana in the past 30 days.(MiPHY 2022)
  • FACT: 88.6% of Antrim County high school students reported NOT using marijuana in the past 30 days.(MiPHY 2022)
  • In the past 30 days, 15.3 percent of Charlevoix County High School students reported vaping. (MiPHY 2022)
  • In the past 30 days, 12.1 percent of Antrim County High School students reported vaping. (MiPHY 2022)
  • In the past 30 days, 23.4 percent of Emmet County High School students reported vaping. (MiPHY 2022)
  • SAFE is proud to have 109 active youth members, 43 active adult members, and 11 active school partners.
  • From 2014 to 2020, the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drugs DECREASED around the SAFE region!
  • FACT: 70% of Emmet County high school students reported NOT using marijuana in the past 30 days.(MiPHY 2022)
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