Substance Use and Abuse

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study conducted by the University of Michigan of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students are surveyed.

The mission of SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services) is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness. CSAP (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention) is a division of the SAMSHA whose goal is to bring effective substance abuse prevention practices to every community to help ensure reductions in substance abuse.

The mission of Addiction Guide is to help all those affected by addiction by providing reliable and comprehensive resources, advice, tips, and guides. We are a diverse team made up of recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates and we want to help you find the best care possible.  

Wait 21 Pledge to WAIT until 21 before considering alcohol and abstain from drugs. Take 3 recommitment surveys throughout the year to show your commitment.

Arbor Circle's Virtual Prevention Programming Option for Schools (2020-2021)  To be most responsive to unique needs of schools, students and families during this time of pandemic response, we have adapted our services to include:  1. remote/telehealth, 2. hybrid and 3. in person programming. Please use the link above of our services to provide an easy way to see what services we can bring to help enhance the socio-emotional and mental health of your students.

Our programming, focuses primarily on enhancing coping and positive decision-making skills, can offer both student and family support ranging from elementary school middle and high school offerings in multiple settings, including classroom presentations, after school offerings, and evening opportunities. Additionally, we are able to offer many different clinical services ensuring more focused interventions are readily available.  Our teams are also able to provide training for staff in helping them adapt to this changing environment while still providing trauma informed care and instruction.


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Stacey Sills

Coordinator/Health Education