The mission of the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition is to build community partnerships to reduce high risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, to help ensure that our youth may grow to their greatest potential.
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JARA Panel Discussion
In case you missed us and the Jewish Addiction Resource Alliance (JARA) for the JARA Panel Discussion, the discussion included topics such as exploring addiction, recovery, resources and personal stories. To watch this virtual event’s recording, please CLICK HERE.
DEA National Rx Take Back Day
Saturday, April 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM is DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop off your expired and unused prescriptions for a safe disposal at the West Bloomfield Police Department. Please see the flyer below for more information on this event. If you are unable to drop off your prescription drugs on April 24th, the West Bloomfield Police Department will accept them at any time.
Parent Empowerment Sessions
Parent Empowerment Sessions are a weekly, online program that strengthens communication, supports youth academic success, and provides tools to help kids resist using drugs and other risky behaviors. To view the schedule for all upcoming sessions, please see the flyer below. Registration is required for these sessions. To register for these sessions, please CLICK HERE.
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Prevention: 10 Things Parents Can Do
90% of Americans with a substance use disorder began using substances before the age of 18. Watch the video below to learn about 10 ways you can help to keep your kid safe from addiction. For a Prevention Toolkit and more related to addiction, visit Addiction Policy Forum’s website
Pandemic Parenting: High School Edition
In case you missed us and Child Psychologist Nikki O’Donnell on December 10th for our Pandemic Parenting: High School Editionvirtual session , you can watch the recording here. Topics such as handling stress & anxiety of online learning, motivating your students, available resources, and much more were covered.
Alliance 2020 Key Findings Report
Most of our youth make good decisions and here’s the proof! Here is a summary of noteworthy findings regarding middle and high school student drug and alcohol use, risks associated with use, and drug and alcohol perceptions from the most recent Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MIPHY) survey.
21 Reasons to Stay Above the Influence
We Have Exciting News!
The Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition has Exciting News! We are very honored to have been awarded The Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award! This award is one of the many Michigan Week awards. Michigan Week Awards are a revered 48-year-old tradition in Greater West Bloomfield, saluting individuals and groups who make volunteer service a priority and dedicate themselves to furthering the common good. Please click this link and see us receive this great honor!
West Bloomfield Meditation Channel
Everyone deserves to meditate. Here are a few videos from Journey Meditation about mindfulness and meditation to help you stay focused and productive. We’ve added a password for security. The password is meditate. To watch these videos, please click here.
2017-2018 MiPHY Study Results
Watch this video to learn more about the results of this study on mental health and substance abuse.
A Dangerous New Tobacco Product
This new product, called the IQOS Heating System, is not like any current cigarettes or e-cigarettes. Click here to learn more.
Michigan Week Awards Breakfast
Congratulations to all of our KIC Michigan Week Hidden Treasures Award winners!
Featured News and Info: The Truth About...
Vaping Now an Epidemic Among High Schoolers
Read the alarming CNN report here.
Teen Undergoes CPR after Vaping at SchoolA Georgia high school student collapsed and nearly died after using a vape pen. Read more here.
14 Young People Hospitalized after VapingIn Wisconsin and Illinois, 14 young people were hospitalized after vaping. 11 had cases of severe lung disease, and 3 others reported difficulty breathing. Read this article to learn more.
The Dangers of E-CigarettesVaping has been marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking. However, recent studies have now linked e-cigarettes to a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, diseased arteries, and cancer. Read this article to learn more.
Think Vaping is Safe... Think Again
Vaping Guide for Parents
The non-profit organization Partnership for Drug Free Kids just recently published a free vaping guide for parents that contains important information regarding the risks and unknowns of vaping in kids. To learn more, visit their website here.
Vaping Tool Kit
5 Things to Know About Vaping
According to experts, vaping is a problem that parents do not get schooled on, which often leads to the wrong perceptions. The Detroit Free Press recently published a free article covering the 5 most important things parents should know about vaping.
Vaping Facts & Myths
6 Vaping Products Disguised as Household ItemsThere’s a range of vaping products companies are selling online that are designed to look like everyday items. Teens are currently using those devices, allowing them to vape undetected right under the noses of parents and teachers. To find out more about what everyday items could be disguised as e-cigarettes, please click here.
Juulers Against Juul
Vaping, Smoking, and COVID-19
Marijuana Talk Kit: What You Need to Know to Talk with Your Teen About MarijuanaBetween marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture, and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it's becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens. So where do you start? And what should you say? The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is here to help. To order a FREE kit, visit: this webpage.
Weed Can Wait: FAQ
Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults
Here is a great article about preventing marijuana use from the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC).
Marijuana Usage in West Bloomfield
Splash reporter Sheena Monnin attended a panel at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital where both local and state leaders gathered together to discuss the side effects of using marijuana.
Risks of Marijuana
Click here to learn more about the risks of using marijuana.