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Reducing Ottawa Area Drunk Driving Taskforce (ROADD)

ROADD is a subcommittee of the OSAP Coalition. Our mission is to address the harm due to high-risk alcohol use and impaired driving. We do this through addressing youth access to alcohol, impaired driving, and high risk drinking by young adults.

ROADD includes membership from our local universities, Arbor Circle, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, and most local law enforcement agencies in Ottawa County. ROADD meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month and rotates locations.

To get involved, contact us


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adult attitudes on addiction survey

what is the adult attitudes on addiction survey?

From February through March 2022, phone surveyors from VIP Research and Evaluation, will ask questions to a random selection of adults over the age of 18 in Ottawa County regarding personal substance use and perception of use. Survey calls will come from (616) 208-6067 and (616) 214-3948.

why is this information important?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, alcohol use alone surged 13.5% in Ottawa County. The anonymous survey will help gather data about local substance use, attitudes, and perception of use. Collecting this local information enables community organizations and agencies to receive necessary grants and other funding for further education, family support, prevention programs, and more for the Ottawa County community at large.

is the survey propaganda?

The survey is like other reputable surveyors, such as Pew Research, but at a local level. Similarly, the end goal of surveying and researching is to obtain data to help identify needs in our community and support sound decision-making. Without asking questions, researching, and gathering information about the people in our community, we will not have the ability to provide adequate help or prevention.


Athletic Department Info Sheet

View our information sheet for Athletic Departments

Drugged Driving Info

View information about driving under the influence of drugs

ROADD Holiday Blog

Share our Holiday Blog for tips on hosting during the holidays

Safe Parties

Our Safe Parties initiative helps parents and young adults with ideas and tips for how to prevent underage drinking and reduce risk and liability when hosting a party

Types of risky and impaired driving:

Understand the risks and legal consequences

Underage Drinking Info

View information about underage drinking in Ottawa County

Virtual Recovery Groups

Online or virtual support opportunities for people in recovery in Ottawa County


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