Town Hall Meeting: Addiction

Town Hall Meeting held on: October 9, 2017

Identifying Gaps in the Community

 Refer to Clinical Committee

  • Ottawa County Detox Places- NOCH

  • Alternative Holistic Medicine- Rebecca Neil

  • Limited programs for immediate inpatient/outpatient- Spectrum, Jody Sprague

Refer to School Committee

  • Reintroduce education in schoolsà Talk Sooner

  • Parent Education- MC offers support group for parents/caregivers

Refer to Judicial Committee

  • Paying court fees- programs in place, but people aren’t aware about it, create awareness (need more info)

  • Drug Court- Expanding

OAR-> Barbara to extend invitation

  • Living Spaces (Hope House/Sobriety House/Shelter)

  • Support Groups- OAR, open to having groups at MC

  • Walk-in Facilities- OAR

  • Peer to Peer Support Specialist- Promote and raise awareness


  • Transportation to support groups/resources, etc.- Harbor Transit (new director) – Barbara to extend invitation

  • Continual Training's-  MHFA, QPR- MITF to continue to promote

  • Enabler Educatio- Addiction Series (Summer 2018 Inspire! Series)- Barbara to explore