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Substance Use, Gambling and Epidemiology

SUGE Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to FY 2023 Strategic Plan
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Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders and Integrating Mental Health, Substance Use and Physical Health Care SUGE works with other areas in the Bureau of Community Based Services on the issues of

SUGE 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 SUGE 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.

SUGE 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.

– Through 10 Regional Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, treatment services are provided to individuals that include detoxification, inpatient and outpatient care, multiple levels of residential therapy, and specialty services for women and families. Opioid treatment medication, including methadone, is provided by opioid treatment programs (OTP).

Recovery focuses on 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 supports a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC) in Michigan.

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

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

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

To reach any of the SUGE staff, please click on Contact Us

Much of SUGE was formerly the Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (OROSC), Bureau of Substance Abuse & Addiction Services (BSAAS) and the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP).