Working to Reduce and Prevent Youth Substance Use
We are a county-wide, anti-drug coalition that aims to unite the Livingston County community to reduce and prevent youth substance use and to live a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Our purpose is to connect the Livingston County community to establish and promote healthy community norms concerning the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
Reality Tour, an Educational Experience for Families
Reality Tour® is a parent/child prevention experience with lasting impact. It provides the foundation for open discussion during the teen years.
Reality Tour Includes:
- Dramatic presentation of choices made and consequences of a teen on drugs.
- Coping skills to use as a family.
- Q & A with a person in recovery
Your child must be at least 10 years old and attend with you. Parent or guardian involvement is so critical to the experience. Attending together is vital to continue the conversation beyond the program!
Parent and Youth Testimonials
"The information that was conveyed, to open the eyes that this can happen to you and your community." - Livingston County Parent
"Every student should mandatory watch this in groups of 4 with parents every year starting grade 6. This is real and I have lived it." - Livingston County Parent
"I recommend this event because this could get some of my friends that vape to stop vaping." - Livingston County Youth
"The reality tour is very educational and my friends could learn something. " - Livingston County Youth
In Loving Memory
It is with great sadness to share that Megan Palmer passed away on January 8, 2022 in Midland at her parents after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by the love of the family and friends. It is truly a devastating loss not only to our coalition but to our community as well. She was a great advocate for youth and preventing youth substance use. She has helped create so much change in our community and we cannot thank her enough.
Megan went to great lengths with her team on the LCCA/LCCP and Big Red Barrel to bring free training and valuable educational programs for parents and teens to help foster the discussion around substance use/abuse. Many of you may have seen her in the community at the numerous events, talking with teens and parents, and just volunteering in general because that is who she was.
We will never forget the work that she did and will continue to work to prevent youth substance use in her memory. She will truly be missed.
Project Sticker Shock
Project Sticker Shock is a youth-based activity in which area youth place stickers on multi-packs of beer and wine coolers reminding buyers that it’s illegal to purchase alcohol for minors.
Safe Homes Registry
Our "Safe Homes" project is for families who have committed to providing education and a safe substance-free environment for their children, and their friends while in their home.
Big Red Barrel
The BRB is our permanent prescription drug collection units available for community use. Safe medicine disposal decreases prescription drug abuse and helps maintain a healthy environment.
Safe Boating is our BUI (Boating Under the Influence) campaign. For many boat operators, they don’t know that they can become impaired more quickly than a driver, drink for drink.