Why we are so concerned about youth substance use

Some reasons for concern are obvious, like the dangers of drunk driving and the long-term effects of smoking. Other issues are not common knowledge and more dangerous than one might think. For example, as many states consider legalizing marijuana, use among youth increases, creating a great risk to a developing brain.


It is our goal to make sure everyone in our school district has the information needed to make safer decisions regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Vaping is a popular trend among youth. Did you know that youth who vape are 6x more likely to start smoking cigarettes. Check out our vaping page to stay up to date on the latest information, and access our vaping toolkit.

To help teens quit vaping visit 


to start the process with a professional coach.

All April events, including Drugs 101 and the Community Wellness Expo have been cancelled due to Covid-19.


We will provide updates on rescheduled and upcoming events when we know more.


Stay tuned for information about our summer programs.

Summer activites

Free activities for students in 6-12th grade.  More information will come in May. 

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Check out the most popular marijuana questions being answered.

Experiencing a crisis? Common Ground is here to help.

Resources provided by

Federal, state and/or county funding has been provided through Oakland County Community Health Network-Substance Use Disorder Services to support the project costs.

"This website was developed, in part, under grant number SPO21560 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS

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