April 2024
Upcoming Events!
Free Parenting Education Workshop
Virtual Parenting Workshop:
Parenting Made Enjoyable

Every Tuesday from 7PM-8:30 PM via Zoom

April 16th, April 23rd April 30th, May 7th, May 14th & May 21st

For more information, please contact:
Anita Rothert at 734-785-7705 x 7035
United Front: Working together as a blended family.
Free Virtual Parenting Series
Virtual Parenting Workshop:
Blended Families

Every Thursday from 7PM-8:30 PM via Zoom

April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd & May 9th

To register: United Front

For more information, please contact:
Anita Rothert at 734-785-7705 x 7035

Cooking Matters at the Store
Free Workshop
Free in-person workshop to focus on:
-Money saving tips
-Reading nutrition labels
-Comparing unit prices

After completing the workshop, all participants will receive a $10 e-gift card.

Thursday, April 11th, 1:00PM - 2:00 PM

1311 Allen Rd, Southgate, MI 48195
The Guidance Center, Center for Excellence Building 2

Registration is required.

Save The Date!
Upcoming Town Hall to focus on Youth Substance Use and Mental Health as a community.
Presented by: TGC Prevention Department and the SUDDs Coalition
When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
6PM - 8PM

Where: Brownstown Event Center
23345 King Rd, Brownstown, MI 48183

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Horvath
734-785-7705 x 7361
Free Naloxone Training
On: Wednesday April 10, 2024 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: The Guidance Center's Center for Excellence (Building 2)
13111 Allen Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Horvath
734-785-7705 x 7361
Calling All Artists!
We are looking for participants that would be interested in displaying a piece of their artwork depicting their path to recovery and how substance misuse impacted their lives and how they show resilience.

Artists can submit a piece and it will be displayed the month of September and concluded on the night of the event.

Recovery & Resilience Event
At Downriver Council for the Arts
September 26th, 2024

Register here for art submissions: Art Submissions

Any issues, please contact
Bristal Rose-Berry: LRose@guidance-center.org

Compete with the Prevention Staff in family friendly adventures on the Goosechase App!
New missions are opening on April 1st, for some educational family fun!

Any questions or concerns, please contact: Melissa Panter at MPanter@iamtgc.net
Navigating the Opioid Crisis: A Critical Message for Small Business Owners
As we enter the holiday season, it's crucial to address a growing concern that affects workplaces across the nation—opioid use. The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, and its impact extends into the professional realm.
Opioids, including prescription painkillers and synthetics like fentanyl, caused over 80,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2021.¹ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 220 people die daily from opioid overdoses, often involving dangerous variations of fentanyl. ²

Why Small Business Owners Should Pay Attention:
Workplace Safety: Opioid use can compromise workplace safety, affecting employees' focus, alertness, and decision-making abilities.
Employee Well-being: As revealed by a recent survey, approximately 3 in 10 adults have dealt with opioid addiction personally or within their families. ³ Addressing this issue is essential for supporting the well-being of your workforce.

Recognizing the Signs and Taking Action:
Understanding the signs of an opioid overdose—such as constricted pupils, shallow breathing, and loss of consciousness—is crucial. Immediate administration of Narcan can reverse the effects and save lives. For more information on supervisor training to help your employees recognize impairment, check out NDWA's trainings.

Prevention and Education:
Promoting alternatives to opioids for pain management and educating employees about the risks associated with opioid use are proactive steps small business owners can take.
It's an employer's responsibility to create a safe and supportive environment for employees. By staying informed about the opioid crisis and implementing preventive measures, we can contribute to a healthier and more resilient workforce.
¹ Drug overdose death rates | National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2023, September 25). National Institute on Drug Abuse. https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates
²Overdose Graphics | Resources | Drug overdose. (n.d.). https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/resources/graphics/overdose.html
³KFF Tracking Poll July 2023: Substance use crisis and accessing Treatment | KFF. (2023, August 15). KFF. https://www.kff.org/other/poll-finding/kff-tracking-poll-july-2023-substance-use-crisis-and-accessing-treatment/
UTSW Q&A: Experts talk about opioid abuse, risks, treatment. (2023, August 16). https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2023/aug-q-a-opioid-abuse-risks-treatment.html

For more information, please contact: Home - National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance (ndwa.org)
SUDDs Coalition
The mission of the SUDDS Coalition is to prevent underage drinking and drug use in the Downriver community.

The SUDDs Coalition consists of community members from local schools, law enforcement, city government, faith-based groups, businesses, hospitals, and many other organizations. The SUDDs Coalition is supported by The Guidance Center and funded through the Drug Free Communities Support Program.
If you would like to get involved or require more information, contact Lisa Horvath:
734.785.7700. ext. 7361
Awareness Month
April 27th is National Take Back Day
The drug overdose epidemic is continuously growing every year. The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day encourages the public to remove any unneeded or outdated medication to prevent any misuse.
SUDDS is in partnership with local police departments for disposable safety.

Visit DEATAKEBACK.com for a collection site near you.

The SUDDs coalition is partnering with the local police departments to offer a take back opportunity at The Guidance Center on April 27th from 10AM-2PM
13101 Allen Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Horvath
734-785-7705 x 7361
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month!
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an opportunity to update your knowledge about alcohol use disorder (AUD) and the adverse impact of alcohol misuse on health and society. Alcohol-related problems continue to take a heavy toll on individuals, families, and communities. Researchers estimate that each year there are more than 178,000 alcohol-related deaths, making alcohol a leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In addition, more than 200 disease and injury-related conditions are associated with alcohol misuse.
For more information and resources, please visit: NIAA.NIH.Gov
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Monthly Coalition Meetings
Coalition Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM, in person, at 19401 Northline Rd. Bdlg. 5, Southgate, MI 48195. For more information on meeting times and links please visit our website: SUDDs.info
If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 988
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