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
BASES LIST OF THINGS
YOU NEED TO KNOW:
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.
September 2016 -
National Recovery Month Activities in Charlevoix
- Friday, September 9th from 9am to 12noon – “Our Stories Have
Power – Recovery Community Message Training” at BASES (208 W Lincoln,
- Saturday, September 17th, registration beginning at 10:00 am in
downtown Charlevoix at the pavilion – Recovery Walk & Picnic 11am to 3 or
later if softball is part of your interest
- Saturday, September 24th from 11am to 1pm – “Grace.” the movie at
Cinema III in Charlevoix (107 Antrim St) with a Q&A with film maker Cindy
Joy Goggins immediately following the movie
- Wednesday, September 28th from 9am to 12 noon – Community
Listening Forum that addresses the roadblocks to recovery in our community? at
BASES (208 W Lincoln, Charlevoix)
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
Recovery Advocates of Northwest Lower Michigan and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) in Northern lower Michigan - learn more at this web-page!
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
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!
Facts Parents Need to Know
Facts for Teens
from Values.com web-site: "Greatest
Hitter in the World" "The
Healthy Web-site - Drugfree.org and Major League
Baseball Charities combined efforts
of alcoholics 22 minute video
to PBS video program on Kids on Medications
Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine article
by Evelyn Pringle
Our Children to Death article by Gwen Olsen
US Health really the best in the world? article
published in AMA Journal
by Medicine article
Medical Marihuana Law - Quick Facts (Legal
Spelling Uses the "H")
TC Retreat Information & Application
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.