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and Addiction Services
Recovery, as defined by a Betty Ford Institute Consensus Panel, is "a voluntarily maintained lifestyle comprised of sobriety, personal health and socially responsible living." One of the goals of the Bureau of Substance Abuse & Addiction Services is to help people, with substance use disorders, enter into a state of long-term recovery.
Recovery Outreach Survey
Do Latinos define recovery from drug or alcohol problems differently than other groups? Does a high school drop out student define recovery the same way a college graduate does? These are some of the questions that a nationwide "What is Recovery" research project hopes to answer with a completely anonymous online survey at http://www.whatisrecovery.org. The survey will be available online through October 31, 2012.
BSAAS is committed to developing a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC) in Michigan. As a result, we are initiating a process to engage stakeholders throughout the state, including people in recovery, family members, providers, and county administrators, in a dialogue to assist in creation of a shared vision to shape the future of Michigan's prevention and treatment system.
To lead the ROSC process in Michigan, BSAAS has formed a Transformation Steering Committee (TSC). See more information at the ROSC TSC Webpage. ROSC Newsletters and Fact Sheets to inform stakeholders are also available on the ROSC TSC Webpage.
Get Help Now
If you, a family member, or a friend is in need of treatment services for substance abuse, click above link for a local phone number to call for immediate assistance.
Self Help Groups
A list of self help groups that may be resources of support during treatment and recovery.
Peer Recovery/Recovery Support Services Technical Assistance
#TA-T-07: BSAAS guidance regarding the development of peer recovery/recovery support services. 3/17/08
BSAAS supported the Michigan Addiction Project as part of a national partnership aimed at helping Americans understand addiction is a treatable brain disease; and held a Legislative Briefing to inform policy makers and government leaders.
Pillars of Peer Support: Transforming Mental Health Systems of Care Through Peer Support Services
This report serves as a guide for starting and supporting currently established peer-based services. Although the report is focused on developing this service within the mental health system, the information can be adapted for use in any service delivery system.
Recovery Management, by William L. White, MA, Ernest Kurz, PhD, and Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC. (2006). Chicago, IL: Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
Recovery Management & Recovery Oriented Systems of Care: Scientific Rationale & Promising Practices, by William L. White, MA. (2008). Pittsburgh, PA: Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Mental Retardation Services.
Peer-based Addiction Recovery Support: History, Theory, Practice, and Scientific Evaluation, by William L. White, MA. (2009). Chicago, IL: Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center and Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services.
Detroit Recovery Project
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Recovering Hope - Mothers speak out about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The Road to Recovery 2007 Webcasts
SAMHSA list of Recovery Resources
Voices for Recovery – people in recovery share their stories