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Local Resources

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Local Self-Help Resources

Alcoholic Anonymous-Flint Area Unity Council
Contact Alcoholic Anonymous-Flint Area Unity Council at:

Al-Anon and Alateen
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Narcotics Anonymous-Flint
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State Resources

Talk Sooner
TalkSooner serves as a resource for parents to access information about substance use prevention. TalkSooner helps parents inform youth about the dangers of substance use. Focus group data suggested that youth do seek information and guidance from parents and other adults, so it is important that parents have these difficult conversations.
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Parenting Awareness Michigan
Celebrates people raising children and promotes year round education and resources for parents and caregivers. Its mission is to promote parenting awareness, education, and resources through state outreach and local effort.
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MI 211
2-1-1 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government resources in your area. Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We’re here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected.
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National Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
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Talk. They Hear You.
Practice talking to your kids about the dangers of alcohol. Prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with your kids about underage drinking. SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You” app.
Talk. They Hear You. app:

My Life, My Quit
My life, my quit is a youth quit tobacco and vaping program that offers free and confidential help from quit coaches specifically trained to listen to teens, help teens navigate social situations that involve tobacco or vaping, and find healthy ways to cope with stress.
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National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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NIDA for Teens
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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 
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What is meant by drug misuse?

Drug misuse refers to the use of a drug for purposes for which it was not intended or using a drug in excessive quantities. Drug addiction is a state of physical or psychological dependence on a drug.

What is substance use and abuse?

Substance use is the use of drugs, alcohol, or chemicals. The substance abuse results in physical, psychological, emotional harm to the user or others.