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Substance Use Prevention

The Substance Use Prevention Team is dedicated to bringing awareness and addressing stigmas related to substance use disorders through community engagement and collaborations. The program’s mission is to empower community members to support drug-free communities through education, advocacy, trainings, and research. The substance abuse prevention program is also dedicated to linking community members to mental health resources. 

Program Goals 

  • Increase awareness and address stigmas regarding substance use in the community 

  • Reduce accessibility and use of substances including vape products and hookah  

  • Increase youth awareness of the risks associated with substance use  

  • Increase community involvement in prevention efforts 

  • Expand and increase data collection and research efforts regarding SUD among Arab Americans 

  • Provide access to mental health and substance use treatment using a holistic approach  

Program Types  

  • ACCESS Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Community Coalition (SAMHSA/CDC) 

  • Substance Use and Tobacco Prevention Program - Wayne County (DWIHN) 

  • Substance Use and Tobacco Prevention Program - Macomb County (MCOSA) 

  • Tobacco Control Program (MDHHS) 

  • Substance Use Advocacy Program  

  • CADCA Non-Opioid Program 

 Program Services  

  • Botvin LifeSkills Training 

  •  Active Parenting 

  • SYNAR and Tobacco Vendor Education  

  • SBIRT Model 

  • Community Outreach  

  • ASAP Youth Advisory Council  

  • Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 

  • Advocacy and Policy Change  

  • Overdose Response Team (Dearborn Police Department partnership) 

  • Dearborn Public Schools Healthy Initiative 

  • Professional development and leadership trainings 

  • Photovoice projects 

  • Culturally and linguistically relevant prevention services 

Target Audience  

The communities of Wayne and Macomb County  


ASAP Facebook Page 



Substance Use Advocacy Response Team (313) 614-0509 

Prevention line (313) 203-1773 

Mona Abdallah-Hijazi, Community Engagement Manager: , 313-203-1773 

Corey Beckwith: 



  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 

  • Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse (MCOSA) 

  • Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of National Drug Control Policy 



  • Dearborn Public Schools 

  • Chippewa Valley School District  

  • Hamadeh Educational Schools 

  • Crestwood Public Schools 

  • Dearborn Police 

  • Dearborn Heights Police 

  • Dearborn Fire Department  

  • Dearborn Heights Fire Department  

  • University of Michigan  

  • Michigan State University 

  • Wayne State University