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Our Mission

 

The mission of the Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force (SATF) is to prevent, reduce, and address the consequences of existing and emerging substance use and abuse issues through collaborative efforts for youth and adults in our community.

 

 

Join us Monthly

 

Our meetings are open to the public and we would love your help! Join us every 4th Monday of every month, at 9:00 a.m., at the Barry County Central Dispatch Community Training Room, 2600 Nashville Road, Hastings, MI 49058.

 

TalkSooner

 

We have the app for you! Conversation starters provided to help you break the ice and open conversation.

 

Welcome to the SATF

The Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force is located in Barry County, Michigan, a rural community of 56,000 residents in Southwest Michigan. The Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force (SATF) was established in 2004, originally to address rising methamphetamine issues in our community. In 2007, the SATF and its partners expanded its focus and mission to include all substance abuse issues in our community.

The SATF is a collaborative coalition of more than 30 member agencies and individuals working together to make Barry County a healthier and safer community for all residents. Special focus is given to the prevention of youth substance abuse risk behaviors. SATF membership is strong and dedicated, and includes representation from law enforcement, healthcare, schools, youth, businesses, court systems, emergency management, parents, other community coalitions, and health and human service agencies throughout our county.

 

Proud Partners:

 

Partners in Prevention, The Opioid Epidemic

 

Prescription medications can be very helpful when used correctly and under the supervision of a medical professional. Unfortunately, misuse of painkillers and narcotics is linked to addiction and the current opioid epidemic involving increased overdoses and deaths, and heroin use. Help is available, and everyone can do something to prevent opioid problems in our community!

Knowledge is important! Please download our full prevention tips and information on seeking help below. Remember, be persistent and be supportive - and if you think you or a loved one may have a problem, seek help!

 

Opioid Epidemic Help >>

Not Me, Not My Home...

 

Join us on August 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at Barry County Mental Health (500 Barfield Dr, Hastings, MI) for a free forum concerning prescription drugs and heroin addiction.

Learn about overdose prevention and receive a free Naloxone* kit (Naloxone, aka Narcan, is the antidote to an opiate overdose).

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