Audience and Lecturer


GCCC supports Thrive, a community effort to educate, collaborate, and advocate for lifestyles free from substance abuse.


Don't Just Live, THRIVE! Living Life Substance Free


Thrive is composed of members of the community who come together out of concern for the health and safety of our youth. We collaborate with other local organizations, our partners include:


The members of Thrive work toward policy changes and to stay up to date on alcohol, tobacco, and drug legislation on the city, state, and national level.

Inform and Educate

The Garden City "Go for Zero” Underage Drinking Prevention Project is a community effort to prevent and reduce underage drinking by educating youth and young adults on the risks of underage substance use, through community forums, enforcement, and other initiatives. 


Project partners including GC Parks & Rec, GC Police Department, GCTV, and Garden City Community Coalition, will foster a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among our community’s youth.


This project is funded for 4 years (2020-2024) by the STOP Act Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).


If you are interested in joining the project, please call 734-793-1857 or email

80% of teens say their parents are the biggest influence on their decision to drink.


Dr. Heckman recommends talking to your child early, at age 12 or younger, about the risks of underage drinking.

Check out the next webinar of the Underage Drinking Series April 12th at 6PM

Learn more about the Go for Zero Project at


Learn more about Hegira Health at

Check out the first webinar of the Underage Drinking Series below:

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