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208 W. Lincoln • Charlevoix, MI 49720    

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Preventing Underage Drinking Resources


Friends of BASES Thank You



Bay Area Substance Education Services (BASES) is accredited by CARF International

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services. BASES is proud to be accredited by CARF.

BASES is dedicated to providing a drug free environment for young people, their families and adults. We provide substance abuse prevention, education, early intervention and treatment services. We have expertise in working with high risk youth and low-income individuals and families.

Bay Area Substance Education Services, Inc. (BASES) was founded in 1993 as a private, non-profit, licensed substance abuse provider. In 1997, BASES took over the Charlevoix Teen Center to provide stability to that struggling organization. The Teen Center is dedicated to providing teens after school social and recreational opportunities as a preventative method for avoiding substance abuse and violence problems.


Digital Devices & Kids Brains - New York Post article


This Place video by FACE Project (Facing Alcohol Concerns through Education)


Secular AA in Michigan (secular = denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis)


Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017


Family & Friends Education and Support Group - 7 part series (ideal for all in recovery and anyone that is in your support network - this workshop will teach your people how to best help you maintain your recovery)


BASES Bracelets - Wondering what the info on the bracelets means?

(BASES 3 Rules = Be Nice, Pay Attention, Be Honest; WWHPD = What Would Healthy People Do?; 4-3-2-1 = 10 stress reducing activities from the Brain Training book - proper nutrition, journaling, reality testing conversation, support network of friends; self-help groups, balanced lifestyle, spirituality, meditation, professional counseling and exercise; TLC = Teens need to learn How to Think, How to Learn and How to Cope with Change) - memorization and utilizing environmental cues to remind us of positive affirmations is one of the Brain Training tools that we teach to everyone as a way to cope with stress.


Recovery Activities Page - ROSC Workshop, Recovery Day Activities, National Recovery Month September 2016


Teen Sexual Exploitation video - cases from west Michigan - this 6 minute video will change you.


Teen Brains - "Why do teens act this way?"


Family Resource Guide for Charlevoix and Emmet Counties


Underage Drinking - Myths vs. Facts brochure

Social Host Law in Michigan

Multiple Pathways of Recovery Resources in Northern Michigan

Article from The Washington Post on Internet Resources to Quit Drinking

Michael Botticelli's 60 Minutes Interview

SAM - Smart Approaches to Marijuana - "Reefer Sanity"

Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

The President Joins A Community Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse

Facing Addiction

Parents Drug Guide App for Androids and I-Phones from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Growing Up Drug Free - A Parents Guide to Prevention

Drugs of Abuse from DEA

Big Tobacco 2.0 = Big Marijuana (video and article from SAM - Smart Approaches to Marijuana)

Kevin Sabet, Project SAM Director, Presents on Marijuana Issues - November 2014

Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse

Ted Talk by Dr. Sara Lazar on Mindfulness and Depression

TEDMED Video about Drugs and the Brain

Students Under Pressure - article in September 2014 Monitor on Psychology

Hazelden's Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction Handouts

CNN Video about Synthetics

Common Drug Ingestions in Adolescents - Journal of Pediatric Health Care March/April 2013

National Association of Drug Court Professionals Position Paper on Medical Marijuana

Easing ADHD Without Meds - APA article

CNN article on Synthetic Marijuana - Embedded videos in the article are very good also!

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Videos from Values.com web-site:  "Greatest Hitter in the World"   "The Purse"    

                                                   "Wet Cement"      "Baseball"    "Breakaway"

Play Healthy Web-site - Drugfree.org and Major League Baseball Charities combined efforts

Children of alcoholics 22 minute video

Link to PBS video program on Kids on Medications

US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine article by Evelyn Pringle

Drugging Our Children to Death article by Gwen Olsen

Is US Health really the best in the world? article published in AMA Journal

Death by Medicine article

Michigan's Medical Marihuana Law - Quick Facts (Legal Spelling Uses the "H")

TC Retreat Information & Application

Substance Abuse Resources in Northern Lower Michigan - updated 8/16/16


Concerned about Child Sexual Abuse? Please check out these helpful links:

Connecting With Students While Maintaining Ethical Boundaries

Sports Illustrated article "Stand Up Speak Out" about sexual abuse

State of Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct laws

Protecting Your Children from Sexual Predators article

Defining Sexual Assault

National Sex Offender website with search engine

Facts, Myths and Statistics about Sexual Abuse


Items of Local Interest:

Don Carey Football Scoreboard Dedication video at Kipke Field on 8/28/15

Drug Testing Services at BASES:

We do drug testing (urine lab test or instant tests), breathalyzer testing, and long-term EtG alcohol tests during all hours of operation. We are open Monday thru Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday's from 10am to 5pm and Sunday's from 3pm to 6pm.