Classes and Events

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At Barry County SATF, we offer Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP) programs and classes for community members, parents, caregivers, seniors, and students. In cooperation with our community partners, we work to prevent and delay use of alcohol and other substances, as well as to minimize the potential future harm from use. 


TIPS® Certification

TIPS is an education and training class provided for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol in Barry County. Participants receive skills-based training designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. This class is open to Barry County owners, managers, and employees of bars, restaurants, civic groups, concession stands, grocery stores, and liquor stores. This class can be offered on-site at Barry County Community Mental Health Authority OR our Barry County SATF Certified Trainers can come to your business or establishment! Benefits of this class include decreased susceptibility to “controlled buys”, lower liability insurance premiums, decreased sale to minors, decreased “problem customers”, increased profit, and increased reputation. To learn more or schedule a training, please contact Bree Gladstone at 269-948-8041 or


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Prime For Life®

PRIME for Life (PFL) is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention and pretreatment alcohol and drug class specifically designed for people who might be making high-risk choices. This class is open to individuals of all ages, residing in Barry County. This class is designed to gently but powerfully challenge common beliefs and attitudes that directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use. PFL is an 8-hour class, presented in four 2-hour segments. This class qualifies as an Alochol Highway Safety (AHSS) certified class. For more information, please contact Bree Gladstone at 269-948-8041 or

2022-2023 Dates
November 2, 2022 • 5-7pm
November 3, 2022 • 5-7pm
November 9, 2022 • 5-7pm
November 10, 2022 • 5-7pm
January 18, 2023 • 5-7pm
January 19, 2023 • 5-7pm
January 25, 2023 • 5-7pm
January 26, 2023 • 5-7p.m

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*For some, attendance is mandatory under Michigan law. Failure to attend will be reported to the Court and/or your Probation Officer. You must attend all scheduled segments unless granted an excused absence by the Court or DUI Administration staff in advance.


Community Based Overdose Trainings

In partnership with Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health and COPE Network of Kalamazoo, we offer free overdose prevention and response trainings. Upon completion of this training, participants receive a free naloxone kit (18 years and older). See our calendar to the right for upcoming scheduled trainings. For more information and to register, please contact Liz Lenz at 269-948-8041 or


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  • Our monthly meetings are open to the public and we would love your help!
    Meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month, 9:00 am. Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently held via Zoom. To join us virtually, please call 269-948-8041 for Zoom registration information. Learn More