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Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care


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 Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care is to help people, with substance use and mental health disorders, enter into a state of long-term recovery.

ROSC We are committed to developing a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC) in Michigan. As a result, we initiated 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, OROSC has formed a Transformation Steering Committee (TSC). See more information, newsletters, and fact sheets on the ROSC TSC Webpage.

Peer Recovery Coaches
Assist persons in their recovery from substance use disorders.

Peer Recovery/Recovery Support Services Technical Advisory   PDF icon
#TA-T-07: Guidance regarding the development of peer recovery/recovery support services. 7/16/12

Peer Support Specialists
Assist persons in their mental health recovery journey.

Recovery Policy and Role of Peer Support Specialists  PDF icon
March 2007 memo.

Consumer Relations
A network of 56 Drop-In Centers across the state provide services to address the social and emotional needs of people with mental disabilities.

Drop-In Center Elements and Assessments
Critical elements and ingredients of a Drop-In Center, and assessment tools.

The Recovery Month effort aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers, and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible.Recovery Month logo
Michigan's Recovery Month Proclamation

Events in Michigan
How can you support Recovery Month? It's easy! Plan events that will help raise awareness about the cost of substance use disorders; see Recovery Month Event-Planning Tips.
Check out the Recovery Month Toolkit for aid in planning events, and for tools and educational materials to distribute in your community.

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.

OROSC 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.

  • Other Resources
  • 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

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