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Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Effective June 9, 2013, the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) was re-organized under a new structure that integrated all community based services (mental health, substance use, addiction, prevention, developmental disabilities), and integrated the systems that support those services (contracts, quality and planning, and performance monitoring). This change is reflective of what is going on at all levels of health care delivery and financing. The Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (OROSC) was established within the Bureau of Community Based Services. The areas within this bureau are not divided by diagnostic line or between community mental health or substance use disorder services, but by functional areas crossing diagnostic lines.

As part of its statewide leadership role, OROSC works in partnership with local agencies to address the individual needs of each area. OROSC strives to accomplish its goals through prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives.


OROSC Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 to FY 2017 Strategic Plan:


Develop and encourage measurable health, safely and self-sufficiency outcomes that reduce and prevent risks, promote equity, foster healthy habits, and transform the health and human services system to improve the lives of Michigan families. (Source: MDHHS)


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides opportunities, services and program that promote a healthy, safe and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. (Source: MDHHS)


By promoting wellness, strengthening communities and facilitating recovery for the people of Michigan, BHDDA serves citizens by diminishing the impact and incidence of addiction, emotional disturbance, mental illness and developmental disability. (Source: Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration)  



Promote and strengthen OROSC’s delivery of specialty behavioral health services including behavioral health promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts across the lifespan of individuals and families.

  • Further enhance an interagency collaborative approach aimed to improve behavioral health through services that include prevention, treatment and recovery

  • Promote behavioral health wellness and recovery for individuals across the lifespan with dignity and respect

  • Improve behavioral health outcomes by reducing misuse of alcohol and other drugs

  • Increase access to all behavioral health services for persons residing in communities with significant health disparities

  • Increase access to integrated health care for persons receiving recovery services

  • Support safe and healthy behavioral health services to Michiganders across the lifespan in a culturally and developmentally competent manner

  • Promote the use of a Strategic Planning Framework to address behavioral health needs and reduce preventable substance use and mental health disorders across all service systems (e.g. primary care settings, criminal justice, and child welfare)

  • Implement an evidence- based recovery oriented system of care that supports emotional health and reduces the likelihood of the negative consequences of mental illness and substance use disorders

  • Implement a trauma informed system of care that includes evidence-based and promising practice

  • Collect, analyze and report on behavioral health trends and emerging issues


Children: Improve outcomes for children (youth and families) by:

  • Reducing underage drinking

  • Reducing youth access to tobacco and illegal sales to minors

  • Reducing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder births

  • Reducing the impact of substance use in families by enhancing and improving access to treatment

Adults and Family Support: Promote and protect health wellness and safety (across the lifespan within communities) by:

  • Building community assets to address behavioral health needs

  • Reducing prescription and over the counter drug abuse

  • Reducing misuse and abuse of alcohol, opioid medications and illicit drugs

  • Reducing barriers to accessing treatment for Opioid use disorders

  • Increasing longevity and quality of life by reducing health disparities andimproving self-management

Health Services: Transform the healthcare system by:

  • Continuing the implementation of a recovery oriented system of care

  • Expanding Integrated behavioral health and primary care services for persons at risk for and with substance use and mental health disorders

  • Promoting opportunities for individuals with mental illness to self-direct their services and supports

  • Promoting and strengthening the role of consumer run programs

  • Treating addiction as a chronic disease

  • Improving behavioral health outcomes while leveraging efficiencies in cost and societal consequence

Workforce: Strengthen Workforce and Economic Development by:

  • Providing statewide training in best-practice behavioral health services including prevention, treatment and recovery technology

  • Providing training and continuing education to enhance credentials and employment opportunities for Certified Peer Support Specialists and Certified Peer Recovery Coaches

Expanding employment opportunities for Peer Recovery Coaches and Peer Support Specialists in primary and integrated care settings


Printable version of FY 2016 to FY 2017 OROSC Strategic Plan


OROSC seeks to address the many issues raised by various forms of addictive behavior that are found within our society and the consequences of those behaviors. The staff of OROSC is comprised of individuals with expertise in the full range of issues that are present in the field of addiction. It is their mandate to provide statewide leadership to individuals actively engaged in confronting problems in the field, irrespective of where those problems may arise.

OROSC works with other areas in the Bureau of Community Based Services on the issues of Integrating Mental Health, Substance Use and Physical Health Care and Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.

ORSOC staff are assigned to several areas, a brief description of each follows:

Prevention – State and federal funds are used to support and expand the prevention infrastructure in Michigan. We are involved in reducing youth access to tobacco and underage drinking, and providing parenting awareness resources. Please click on Prevention to learn more.

Treatment – Through 10 Regional Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, treatment services are provided to clients that include detoxification, inpatient and outpatient care, short and long term residential therapy, and access services for women and families. Opioid treatment medication, including methadone, is provided by opioid treatment programs (OTP). Please click on Treatment to learn more.

Recovery – OROSC is committed to developing a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC) in Michigan. The focus is moving beyond symptom reduction and helping people to achieve sobriety, to assisting people with building their individual, social, and community resources to promote long-term recovery and community wellness. Our office also leads Consumer Relations and Peer Supports. Please click on Recovery to learn more.  

The following support services related to our work are handled by other areas within the BHDDA:

Contract Management – Contracts are required of those receiving funds from this office. Contract managers develop, manage, and monitor these contracts.

Data Management – The data specialist manages the substance abuse client data and performance indicator systems.

See Legislation related to our office.

To contact our Director or other staff please click on Contact Us

Much of ORSOC was formerly the Bureau of Substance Abuse & Addiction Services (BSAAS) and the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP).