Families Against Narcotics (FAN)

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Events,   Accomplishments and Media Coverage

Families Against   Narcotics came together in November 2007 and listed below is what we’ve been   able to do so far. Although were proud our accomplishments, young people   continue to unknowlingly become addicts and far too many have left this   earth. FAN continues to look for opportunities to share our stories and our   mission.

Ultimately, we look   forward to the day when our young people understand the real dangers and true   consequences of their decision to try, use or experiment with drugs.

Regular Meetings

  • Families Against Narcotics Saginaw meetings – Second        Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 4619        Mackinaw, Saginaw, MI.
  • Families Against Narcotics Lapeer meetings – Second        Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Matthews Angelican Church,        222 W. Nepessing. Lapeer, MI.
  • Families Against Narcotics Fraser meetings – Third        Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church,        34385 Garfield Rd., Fraser, MI 48026
  • Families Anonymous –        Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m., St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 15 Mile        Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48035, 586-294-3480
  • Narcotics Anonymous – Meetings        available every day of the week – find a meeting

2012 Events /   Accomplishments

  • FAN had an informational table the Phi Alpha Agency        Mixer at Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant – November 29, 2012
  • For the 5th year – FAN spoke to students at Fraser        High School – November 19 & 20, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at L’anse Creuse Middle School        South – November 9, 2012
  • FAN went on a 5 day road trip to Marquette, MI where        we spoke to students in 5 high schools, parents, School Nurses        Conference and an adolescent treatment facility – Thanks Marquette,        FAN’s first trip north of the Mackinaw Bridge – October 30 – November 3,        2012
  • FAN spoke to employees at the Army Substance Abuse        & Employee Assistance Program Detroit Arsenal – October 31, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Anderson High School in        Southgate – October 29, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Oakland University – Junior        Leadership Day – October 26, 2012
  • FAN had an informational table at the Metro        Networking Professionals at the Mirage – October 24, 2012
  • FAN was part of a panel discussion at Farmington        Hills High School – October 22, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Austin Catholic Academy –        October 22, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Tower High School &        Community High School – October 5, 2012
  • 1st Annual FAN Fall Fest fundraiser at Villa Penna        Restaurant, 400 guests in attendance – October 4, 2012
  • FAN was interviewed for Clinton Township Cable TV        program – October 4, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Chippewa Valley High School        in Clinton Township – October 2, 2012
  • FAN spoke to Clinton Township’s Senior Citizens –        September 27, 2012
  • FAN had an informational booth at the Clinton        Township – Festival of the Senses event – September 22 & 23, 2012
  • FAN hosted a Community Drug Awareness Night at        DeLaSalle Collegiate High School – September 20, 2012
  • About 30-40 FAN members attended the National        Anti-Heroin Rally held at Macomb County Courthouse – September 15, 2012
  • FAN members attended and presented at the 13th Annual        Substance Use Disorder Conference held in Detroit – September 13 &        14, 2012
  • FAN members spoke at the Italian American Chamber        meeting – September 5, 2012
  • FAN hosted the 4th Annual – Run Drugs Out of Town        5k/10k Run/Walk event. Thanks to the 1,000+ participants, 100+ sponsors,        donors and volunteers – July 21, 2012
  • FAN members Susan Gregory and Andrew F. were        interviewed by Warren Mayor – James Fouts for his cable TV show – Here’s a link to Fouts Forum –        July 17, 2012
  • FAN members spoke to a group of Metro Area        Businessman – July 11, 2012
  • Barbara Rossmann, President and CEO of Henry Ford        Macomb Hospitals invited FAN members to address members of the medical        staff – July 9, 2012
  • FAN members spoke at the graduation ceremonies for        Covenant House graduates – June 27, 2012
  • FAN members attended and spoke at the Clare and        Gladwin Counties – Drug Abuse Syposium at Mid-Michigan Community College        in Harrison – June 14, 2012
  • Peter Lucido invite FAN members to speak to a group        of business and community associates at DeFrancesa Resaurant in Shelby        Township – June 12, 2012
  • FAN answered phones and held an online chat during        WDIV TV4 – Defenders all day discussion on K2, Spice and Bath Salts –        June 5, 2012
  • 26th Circuit Court Judge – Thomas LaCross invited FAN        to address a group of community leaders in Alpena – May 25, 2012
  • FAN addresses law enforcement officers and substance        abuse professionals in Manistee and Benzie Counties – May 24 & 25,        2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Lakeview High School in St        Clair Shores – May 22, 2012
  • FAN attended Art Van Furniture – Million Dollar        Charity Challenge “Award of Hope Award” – May 17, 2012
  • 41B District Court Judge and FAN President Linda        Davis received the Humanitarian of the Year Award in Macomb County for        her work with drug court and FAN – May 16, 2012
  • FAN members spoke at the Newago County Suicide and        Drug Prevention workgroup in Fremont – May 15, 2012
  • FAN attends Saginaw’s 1st FAN meeting – May 8, 2012
  • FAN spoke to Fraser High School health class students        – May 3 & 4, 2012
  • FAN hosted our Community Drug Awareness Night @        Merritt Academy High School, New Haven – May 3, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Merritt Academy High School        in New Haven – May 3, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Titan High School in Taylor        – April 20, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at North Lake High School in St        Clair Shores – April 24, 2012
  • Susan Gregory – parent & FAN Board Member spoke        at an FDA Public Hearing in Washington DC. Susan is quoted in a related        Time magazine article – April 12, 2012
  • FAN hosted a Community Drug Awareness Night at        DeLaSalle Collegiate High School – March 29, 2012
  • FAN attended the Spring Zing Tropicale – Mt. Clemens        Rotary Foundation, Mt Clemens – March 25, 2012
  • FAN hosted our Community Drug Awareness Night at        Memphis High School, Memphis – March 15, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Memphis High School in        Memphis – March 15, 2012
  • FAN attended and presented at Michigan Drug Court        Convention in Lansing – March 13 & 14, 2012
  • FAN spoke to students at Oakland Opportunity Academy        High School in Wixom – March 12, 2012
  • FAN attended St. Claude’s Community Health Day in        Clinton Township – March 11, 2012
  • FAN spoke to Chippewa Valley High School health class        students – February 28 & 29, 2012
  • FAN addresses Community Neighborhood Watch Group at        Clintondale High School – February 16, 2012
  • Honorable Linda Davis – parent, FAN President and 41B        District Court Judge is honored at Leadership Macomb – February 15, 2012
  • FAN attended the 8th grade student orientation at        Fraser High School – February 8, 2012
  • FAN participated in the D.A.R.E graduation activities        on Grosse Ile – January 25, 2012
  • FAN hosted our Community Drug Awareness Night at        Carlson High School, Gibralter – January 23, 2012
  • FAN spoke students at Austin Catholic Academy in Ray        Twp. – January 18, 2012
  • FAN spoke to Lakeview High School health class        students – January 6, 2012
  • The 2nd Opiate Epidemic Conference was hosted by the        Michigan Opiate Prevention Alliance which includes; Families Against        Narcotics (Macomb & Lapeer chapters), Chasing the Dragon (Genesee        County), Project Opiate (Livingston County) & Livonia Save Our        Youth. The conference was attended by attended by law enforcement, court        employees and members of the mental health / substance abuse community –        January 4, 2012

 

2011 Events /   Accomplishments

  • FAN speaks to members of “Example” from        Lutheran North High School – December 17, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Downriver (Rockwood) High School        students – December 16, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Chuchill High School health class        students – December 15, 2011
  • FAN attends Lapeer’s 3rd FAN meeting – December 13,        2011
  • Judge Linda Davis – FAN’s President speaks to        parents, school adminstrators, probation officers and police officers at        a luncheon in Romeo – December 8, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Fraser High School health class        students – November 21 & 22, 2011
  • FAN attends Lapeer’s 2nd FAN meeting – November 14,        2011
  • Judge Linda Davis – FAN President was on a panel of        professionals at Maplegrove Treatment Center regarding addiction and the        legal system – November 10, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Fraser High School – Athletic Boosters        Club – November 8, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Lake Shore High School health class        students – November 3, 2011
  • Opiate Epidemic Conference was attended by 250-275        law enforcement, court employees and members of the mental health /        substance abuse community – FAN was member of the Michigan Opiate        Prevention Alliance which includes; Chasing the Dragon, Project Opiate,        Livonia Save Our Youth Take Force & Brighton Hospital – October 26,        2011
  • FAN members attends the Prescription Drug Abuse: It’s        Everyone’s Problem Conference in Petoskey, MI – October 14, 2011
  • FAN hosted a Community Drug Awareness Night at Lake        Shore High School – October 12, 2011
  • Warren Crime Commission invited FAN members to attend        the Citizens Appreciation Dinner – October 12, 2011
  • Lapeer hosts its first FAN meeting – October 11, 2011
  • FAN members address multi-demoninational church        conference – October 8, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Chippewa Valley High School health        class students – October 7 & 12, 2011
  • FAN members are interviewed for Outside Michigan        Politics cable TV show, with former Senator Alan Sanborn – October 6,        2011
  • FAN members are interviewed by Macomb County        Treasurer – Ted Wahby – October 5, 2011
  • FAN participates in live blog with The Macomb Daily –        October 5, 2011
  • Finalizes plans for October 26th – Opiate Epedmic        Conference – October 5, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Warren Tower High School health class        students – September 30, 2011
  • FAN members speak to Salk Elementary School – PTO –        September 28, 2011
  • FAN members attend Lapeer’s – Heroin in Our Midst –        Part II – September 28, 2011
  • FAN attends Clinton Township’s – Festival of the        Senses – September 24 & 25, 2011
  • FAN members speaks at RAP at Trinity Lutheran Church        – September 23, 2011
  • The recoverying community beats Fraser’s finest        Public Safety officers in an old fashion game of kickball – September        18, 2011
  • FAN attends and speaks at the 2011 Substance Use        Disorder Conference in Lansing, MI – September 12 & 13, 2011
  • FAN hosts a Community Drug Awareness Night at        DeLaSalle Collegiate High School – June 9, 2011
  • FAN members attend Romeo’s (MI) 15th Annual Peach        Festival – September 2-5, 2011
  • FAN members attended Project Opiate’s presentation at        Pinckney High School – August 17, 2011
  • FAN attends and speaks at the 2011 Michigan        Electronic Court Reporter Association Conference – August 10-12, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Superintedent of Lake Shore Public        School – St. Clair Shore, MI – August 10, 2011
  • FAN members speak to people from Pinckney, Fenton and        Howell communities about establishing a FAN chapter – July 29, 2011
  • FAN members are participating in multi-community        Opiate Epidemic Conference (October 26th) – July 27, 2011
  • FAN members speak to members of the Optimists Club –        July 27, 2011
  • FAN members are interviewed by Byron Konshuh, Lapeer,        MI Prosecuting Attorney for cable TV segment – July 22, 2011
  • FAN wants to thank the 500+ particpants, 81 sponsors        and all the voluteers for a successful Run Drugs Out of Town event –        July 16, 2011
  • Art Van Furniture hosts FAN’s 3rd Annual – Drug Drugs        Out of Town kickoff – July 15, 2011
  • FAN members addressed the Mental health &        Substance Abuse counselors in Hastings, MI – July 15, 2011
  • FAN will be collaborating with Blue Cross and Blue        Shield of Michigan’s – Controlled Substances Workgroup to develop        initiatives and bring awareness about the dangers of prescription drug        abuse – July 8, 2011
  • FAN members are interviewed by News/Talk 760 – WJR        radio’s Dick Haefner – July 7, 2011
  • FAN meets with the Lapeer community to establish a        FAN – Lapeer Chapter – June 30, 2011
  • FAN members are interviewed by Macomb County Sheriff        – Anthony Wickersham for taping of “A Safer Macomb” cable TV        segment – June 10, 2011
  • FAN hosts a Community Drug Awareness Night at        Kensington Church (Troy) – June 9, 2011
  • FAN member is interviewed by TV7 – Action News in        Detroit – June 9, 2011
  • FAN members shared a great “recovery        experience” with 700 + people who attended the Eastern Area        Convention of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (EACYPAA) Conference        – May 29, 2011
  • FAN speaks to 10th grade students at Churchill        (Livonia) High School – May 26, 2011
  • FAN speaks to 10th grade students at Lakeview (St        Clair Shores) High School – May 24, 2011
  • FAN addresses conference participants in “If I        Die Before I Wake – Opioid Overdose & response – May 18, 2011
  • FAN members attended the – Michigan Association of        Community Mental Health Board Conference (MSCMHB) in Kalamazoo, MI – May        17 & 18, 2011
  • FAN attends the MI Assication of Alcohol & Drug        Addiction Conference at the Detroit Yacht Club – May 13, 2011
  • FAN members speaks to University of Detroit –        Children Services therapists & counselors – May 12, 2011
  • FAN members addresses Warren Consolidate School Board        – May 10, 2011
  • FAN speaks to Fraser High School health class        students – May 9 & 10, 2011
  • FAN members addresses the Utica Substance Abuse        Coalition – May 5, 2011
  • FAN members met with people from Livingston, Eaton        & Genesee Counties and the cities of Fenton and Pinckney – May 5,        2011
  • FAN talked to Benjamin Tucker – Deputy Director of        the White House Offics of the National Drug Control Policy – April 21,        2011
  • FAN worked with WDIV – TV4 in Detroit – Defenders:        Drug Addiction, The Secret Epidemic – April 11, 2011
  • Phillip LaCourse, M.A., L.L.P., CAAC, CCS-R spoke at        the March 15th FAN meeting. Phil is a team leader at Sacred Heart        Rehabilitation Center and shared his personal story of recovery and talk        about “Interventions”. – March 15, 2011
  • Families Against Narcotics and the Warren Crime        Commision co-sponsored a “Community Drug Awareness Night” at the        Michigan Intermediate School District – March 28, 2011
  • FAN reaches out to the Fenton, MI community –        February 24, 2011

 

2010 Events /   Accomplishments

  • FAN speaks to Lakeview High School health class        students – December 20, 2010
  • FAN speaks to Fraser High School health class        students – November 11 & 12, 2010
  • Lisa D is interviewed by WDIV – TV4 in Detroit –        October 27, 2010
  • We would like to thank to 300 people who attended the        3rd Community Drug Awareness Night – Can we talk? Real people, real        stories of love, addiction, death and recovery. A special thanks to the        young recovery speakers – Conner, Christine and Jeff – October 14, 2010.
  • FAN members are interviewed by The Macomb Daily        Newspaper – October 2, 2010
  • Batter Up!!! Our 3rd annual softball outing was a        great success – 4 teams; Clinton Township Law enforcement beat Fraser’s        Recovering Community is the championship game. We’d like to thank        Clinton Township and Fraser public safety departments, Kensington Church        and the Fraser Recovery Community for their partcipation – September 26,        2010.
  • FAN members attends and speaks at the Substance Use        Disorder Conference in Lansing, MI – September 12 & 13, 2010
  • FAN members meets with people from the Pinckney, MI        Coalition – August 26, 2010
  • Jason Schwartz, LMSW – Clinical Director of Dawn Farm        spoke at FAN’s August 17, 2010 FAN meeting. Dawn Farm offers;        Residential Treatment, Outpatient Service, Sub Acute Detoxification,        Transitional Housing, Outreach Services and Education Series and their        mission is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.        Dawn Farm will identify and remove barriers that prevent addicts and        alcoholics from joining the recovering community. Check out the Dawn        Farm website – August 17,        2010
  • 2nd Annual – Run Drugs Out of Town – Despite the        gloomy and wet conditions…we had a great time, for a great cause. The        5K Run / Walk started just moments after the rain stopped falling. FAN        would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and 281 participants        and to Art Van Furniture and local dignitaries for kicking off the        event. You can see some pictures here or        visit our Facebook page for        more – July 24, 2010
  • FAN reaches out to the Pinckney, MI community – June        11, 2010
  • An Incredible Evening – “Motown in a Small        Town”. Recording legends brought Motown to Fraser – The Miracles,        Joe Billingslea’s Contours, The Original Vandellas, Marvin Gaye Tribute        featuring Tee Turner, Supremes Tribute featuring Karen Pree, Frances        Nero and Spyder Tuner and The Fraser Singers entertained the audience        for 2 1/2 hours! Check out event pictures – May        14, 2010
  • A mock fatal crash was held at Fraser High School.        The simulation, held during on Prom week, to reinforce the dangers of        drinking and distracted driving. Here are some pictures        – May 3, 2010
  • Members of Families Against Narcotics shared their        heartfelt stories of love, addiction, recovery and death at Macomb        County Community College (MI) – MCCC Center Campus’s “Lunch and        Learn” event on substance abuse. – April 20, 2010
  • Motown comes to Fraser        – Fraser Public Schools and the Families Against Narcotics group are        hosting a May 14 fundraising concert, at the Fraser Performing Arts        Center, inside the high school, on Garfield. The show features several        Motown recording artists. – Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle,        April 14, 2010
  • El Charro Restaurante Mexicano Funraiser – Thanks to        everyone who was able to attend the El Charro’s fundraiser. We hope you        enjoyed a great Mexican meal while showing your support for Families        Against Narcotics. And…a great big THANKS to El Charro’s – March 8,        2010

2009 Events /   Accomplishments

  • Macomb Daily recognizes FHS students’ web design – Advanced Web Design Student        Design Goes LIVEMacomb Daily, Dec. 10, 2009
  • Families Against Narcotics recieved a donation from        the United Auto Workers – Region I – Nov. 2009
  • Recovering young addicts and parents who have lost a        loved one, share their real life stories of addiction, recovery and        death with 10th grade students at Fraser High School – Nov. 24 & 25,        2009
  • Families Against Narcotics speaks at Prescription Drug Abuse and        Overdose Prevention: Living to tell the tale &ndash State        Theater, Traverse City – Nov. 9, 2009
  • Families Against Narcotics share real life stories of        drugs and addiction at the Community Drug Awareness Night – Fraser High        School – Oct. 22, 2009
  • The Fraser Public Safety Officers beat the Recovering        Addicts – 25-20 in a fun filled softball game – Sept. 20, 2009
  • Families Against Narcotics receives grant from Art        Van Furniture as part of their Million Dollar Charity Challenge – Aug.        3, 2009
  • Families Against Narcotics reaches out to community        at Fraser picnic – read about the raffle winners –        July 19, 2009
  • Inaugural – Run Drugs Out of Town event was a huge        success with 307 participants representing 9 teams; 41B District Court,        Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Dairy Made, Denny’s Gang, Emerson FAN,        Families Against Narcotics, Promise2Ryan, Team Angels and Team Care – here are some pictures        – July 18, 2009
  • Action group, cops fight drugs        in FraserFraser-Clinton        Township Chronicle, July 29, 2009
  • This site (FamiliesAgainstNarcotics.org) was designed        and launched by 2008-09 Advanced Web Design students, Fraser High        School, Fraser, Michigan. July 6, 2009
  • ClickOnDetroit – Operation        Smackdown II (video) – Behind The Scenes: Police Bust Heroin        House. WDIV, Local 4’s Marc Santia gives you a behind the scenes look as        local police crack down on local drug houses – June 8, 2009
  • Operation Smackdown II – Three-day sting results in        114 narcotic arrests (76 Macomb County residents, from 22 cities), 16        search warrants processed, guns and drugs seized – see the statistics–        June 2-4, 2009
  • Recovering young addicts share their real life        stories of addiction and recovery with: 10th grade students at Tower        High School – Warren, Michigan, Eisenhower High School students –        Warren, Michigan and 10th grade Fraser High School students – Fraser,        Michigan
  • 39th District Court for the State of Michigan –        (serving citizens of Fraser and Roseville) announces creation of the 39th District Sobriety Court        – Feb. 18, 2009.
  • Tri-city cops try to fight        heroin trend        – More young adults turning to drug, overdosing, officials say. Detroit        Free Press, Feb. 8, 2009

2008 Events /   Accomplishments

2007 Events /   Accomplishments

Contact   Families Against Narcotics by email or call us at 586-438-8500
Families Against Narcotics meetings – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9   p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 34385 Garfield Road, Fraser, MI

http://familiesagainstnarcotics.org/events.html

This site was designed by   2008-09 Advanced Web Design students, Fraser High School, Fraser, Michigan

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