Engagement Program:
Substance Use Support and Education

On-Site Substance Use Screenings
Individualized Substance Use Support
Substance Use Education Groups
Advocacy and Referrals to Treatment Services

* On-Site Substance use screenings
* Individualized substance use support
* Substance Use education groups
* Advocacy and referrals to treatment services


The Engagement Program utilizes SBIRT, an evidence based intervention focused on providing support to youth ages 13-25 surrounding substance use. This program utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to support youth in moving toward healthier outcomes. The Engagement Program additionally places emphasis on supporting youth by increasing protective factors such as access to mental and physical health care, access to safe and stable housing, increasing peer and community connections and identifying and utilizing coping strategies. In addition to connecting youth to services, this program also advocates for the accessibility of substance use/abuse treatment services specific to adolescents and young adults.

Is the Engagement Program right for you?

  • Are you worried about your alcohol, tobacco, drug or prescription medicine use?
  • Have questions?
  • Want to use less?
  • Trying to quit? Or just interested in learning about additional ways to deal with stress?
  • Want to connect with substance use/abuse treatment services?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, the Engagement Program might be right for you!

Real Talk

A substance use education group that meets bi-weekly at the Drop-In Center from 4:30pm- 5:30pm.

It is a safe space for young people to explore topics related to substance use and harm reduction.

For more information, see the flyer link.


Need help now?

Support and resources for youth and those who care about youth are available any time – day or night – CALL (734) 666-2222, TEXT “Ozone” to (734) 662-2222 M-TH 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm, or click here to CHAT M-TH 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm.

All Ozone House services are free, voluntary and confidential.

If you are interested in this program, come see us at the Drop-In Center or contact our crisis line.

The Drop-In Center is located at 102 N. Hamilton Street, Ypsilanti, MI.


Ozone House helps me save up money for my future, and helps me set goals.

Ozone House client August 6, 2016

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