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 Substance Use, Gambling and Epidemiology Section is to help people, with substance use and mental health disorders, enter into a state of long-term recovery.
| 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, SUGE has formed a Transformation Steering Committee (TSC). See more information, newsletters, and fact sheets on the ROSC TSC Webpage.
In 2012, Michigan was one of eight states to receive a grant award that was focused on uniting the voices of recovery for individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use disorders. It was called the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale - Technical Assistance Strategy or BRSS - TACS award. The Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration was responsible for this effort. Part of the work with this award involved developing a recovery message that could be shared around the State, which could show that individuals with a mental health or substance use disorder can and do recover and lead a fulfilling life. This video tells the recovery story of two individuals that show this is possible.
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.
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.
A list of self-help groups that may be resources of support during treatment and recovery.
- 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