Department of Public Health

Substance Abuse Prevention

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) | Reducing Ottawa Area Drunk Driving (ROADD) Coalition | Legal Consequences for Minors | Talk Sooner | Medication Disposal | Related Websites 

TiPS

TiPS Training Brochure

Ottawa County offers a low cost alcohol service training called TiPS (Training for Intervention Procedures). TiPS is nationally recognized and suggested by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The training prepares retailers and servers to minimize the legal and safety risks associated with alcohol misuse that pose a threat to our community. The course provides information, skills training and practices customized to each establishment. Certification lasts for three years, after completion of the course.
The cost of the training is $20 per person and includes a workbook, all materials and a black light (to help identify fake IDs) for each establishment. To register, contact Hannah Hoeksema, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, at (616) 393-5776 or hhoeksema@miottawa.org.

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Reducing Ottawa Area Drunk Driving (ROADD) Coalition

ROADD is a community coalition (a part of the OSAP Coalition), which seeks to reduce underage drinking and alcohol involved crashes in Ottawa County by reducing underage access to alcohol, increasing the perception of the consequences of drunk driving and encouraging responsible beverage service practices. For more information contact Hannah Hoeksema at (616) 393-5776 or hhoeksema@miottawa.org.

Alcohol-Related Legal Consequences for Minors in Ottawa County

Alcohol-related offenses cause serious consequences for minors as described below:

Minor in Possession (MIP)

Possess, consume, purchase or have any bodily alcohol content.

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor
  • $100 fine
  • Community service
  • Substance abuse treatment services

Furnishing to a Minor

  • First offense: Misdemeanor
  • $1,000 fine, 60 days in jail
  • Community service

If resulting in death,

  • Felony, 10 years in prison and $5,000 fine

Social Host Law: To knowingly allow possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage or controlled substance by an underage person.
Social gathering is defined as an assembly of two or more individuals for any purpose, unless all of the individuals attending the assembly are members of the same household or immediate family.

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor
  • $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail

Fraudulent ID to purchase alcohol

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor
  • $100 fine, 93 days in jail

OWI (Operating While Intoxicated)

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor
  • $500 fine, 93 days in jail
  • 360 hours community service
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Six points added to driving record
  • Driver Responsibility Fee: $1,000 for 2 years

Zero Tolerance Law

Under the age of 21 and operating with any Bodily Alcohol Content (BAC), means having a BAC of 0.02 to 0.07 or any presence of alcohol in your body other than alcohol that is consumed at a generally recognized religious ceremony.mobile eyes

Social Host & Mobile Eyes Flyer

Impact on the Future

Having an alcohol fine or conviction could affect acceptance to competitive programs and future job offers in fields such as medicine, health, engineering, veterinary medicine, education, law and the military. Involvement in school activities, college admission, financial aid and scholarships could also be affected.
For more information about Michigan law, visit www.legislature.mi.gov.

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Medication Disposal

http://www.miottawa.org/Health/OCHD/images/ecobook/Meds_web.jpgPrevent drug misuse and abuse. Free disposal of unwanted or expired prescription drugs and over the counter medications are accepted at participating locations. Please remove pills from bottles and place in a sealable plastic bag. Liquids or gels may be kept in original packages with the labels blackened or removed.


Participating Health Department Locations

Participating Law Enforcement Locations

Holland Department of Public Health
Hudsonville Department of Public Health

Zeeland City:  
29 W. Main Street

West Olive Sheriff’s Office: 
12220 Fillmore Street

Holland City Police Department:
89 W. 8th Street

Grand Haven Township: 
13300 168th Avenue
Grand Valley Police Department: 
1 Campus Dr, Allendale

Coopersville City: 
289 Danforth Street

Hudsonville City: 
3275 Central Boulevard

Georgetown Township: 
3100 Port Sheldon Road

Participating Retail Pharmacy Locations

Family Fare Stores:
Holland, Zeeland, & Allendale

D&W Fresh Market:
Holland & Grand Haven

Tasker Drug Store:
281 Main Street, Coopersville

Pfaff Pharmacy:
1125 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven

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Talk Sooner Campaign

Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

Ottawa County Youth are using more than just alcohol at the age of 14. Find out how to talk to your kids about drugs and help prevent youth substance abuse.

TALK EARLY. TALK OFTEN. GET THE APP! The Talk Sooner campaign now has an app for iPhone and Android! This app will give you tips and tricks for how to talk to your kids about not using alcohol and other drugs. www.talksooner.org

 


Related Websites

For Parents

Alcohol Rehab Guide provides information to alcohol addiction programs and confidential help.

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc. provides straightforward information about how to address alcohol issues with your children. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism provides information, publications and news. Did you know 1 in 4 children will grow up in a home where someone drinks too much? (Also available in Spanish)

National Institute on Drug Abuse provides the “Science of Drug Abuse & Addiction”.

Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAP)
is a group of community members, human service professionals, businesses, law enforcement, government officials, schools and school personnel who are working together to create change regarding youth substance use. 

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Their website allows parents to connect with each other, tap into expert advice and find support in their role as heroes to their kids.

For Teens

Above The Influence is a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not getting pressured into drinking, doing drugs or doing anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in.

CONTACT US

  • Phone: (616) 396-5266
    FAX: (616) 393-5643
    Clinic FAX: (616) 393-5659
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

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Other Locations

Grand Haven
1207 South Beechtree Street
Suite B
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 846-8360
Fax: (616) 844-1778

Monday: 8am-5pm
Monday: 5pm-6pm
by appointment only
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Friday: by appointment only
Closed: 12pm-1pm

Hudsonville
3100 Port Sheldon Road
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-0040
FAX: (616) 669-3039

Tuesday & Friday:
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm