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Substance Abuse Services

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Procedure for referring adults: MCCMH Access Center, (586) 948-0222.

Procedures for referral of youth ages 5-19: Assessments are usually initiated by the student, family members, or school personnel. Other concerned persons are also encouraged to initiate contact. Parental involvement is always encouraged. After an initial assessment, the student and/or family are referred to the clinically-appropriate agency for service. Assessments are available from CARE of Southeastern Michigan - Student Assistance Center,
(586) 541-CARE (2273).

Inappropriate referrals include: violent acting out behaviors, regardless of substance use, suicidal crises, psychiatric emergencies and medical problems.

Waiting time: Emergencies are handled by telephone and are referred directly, as CARE of Southeastern Michigan does not handle medical or psychiatric emergencies. Urgent cases are seen as soon as possible, usually that day. Non-urgent cases are seen when convenient for the family. Usually within 3-10 business days.

Fees: Free for students referred by Macomb County schools. All others are assessed a small sliding scale fee

Although there is a central assessment and referral agency in Macomb County for youth, some agencies specialize in treating youth on an outpatient basis. (See next page for a listing.) Referrals may be given to these programs directly. However, if you are unsure if the youth needs outpatient therapy or another level of care, then refer the youth to the Student Assistance Center at CARE of SE Michigan.


Macomb Family Services - Romeo
124 W. Gates
Romeo, MI 48065
(586) 752-9696

Macomb Family Services - Clinton Township
36975 Utica, Suite 104
Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 226-3440

Eastwood Community Clinics
35455 Garfield
Clinton Township, MI 48035
(586) 792-5335

Clinton Counseling Center
Two Crocker Blvd., Suite 101
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 468-2266

Catholic Charities of SE Michigan
15945 Canal
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 416-2300

Great Lake Counseling
5050 Schoenherr, Suite 270
Shelby Township, MI 48315
(586) 263-1234

Macomb Family Services - Richmond
35000 Division Street, Suite 2.
Richmond, MI 48062
(586) 727-5529

Macomb Family Services - Sterling Heights
43200 Dequindre, Ste. 105
Sterling Heights, MI 48317
(586) 254-5660

Eastwood Community Clinics
22708 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 445-2210

Henry Ford Behavioral Health
15240 Nineteen Mile Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 226-7012

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center
8150 E. Old Thirteen Mile Road
Suite 100
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 558-7472

(Some agency’s policy dictates that parent/guardian must authorize treatment/service of individual’s under the age of 18. Check with the agency.)


Procedure: Call and schedule an appointment. The youth should initiate the contact but another person may assist.

Eligibility: Macomb County residents and youth attending Macomb County Schools are given priority status.

Fees: Call the individual agencies for their current counseling fees. Many insurances are accepted. Sliding fee scale may be available for those with no or minimal insurance coverage. Fees are determined before the first session. If a youth comes in without parental knowledge, insurance and household income are not used in determining or setting a small fee or waiving the fee.

Waiting time: Clients are generally seen within one to two weeks. Emergencies may be scheduled sooner.

Information Needed:

  • Name and address of youth
  • Telephone number (If they do not wish to be contacted at home, this should be specified)
  • Birth date
  • A brief description of the problem
  • Medical insurance numbers if client has health insurance
  • Household income
  • Family size

Household income and family size do not apply if the youth does not wish the parent to know about treatment.

Six free and voluntary individual counseling sessions for Macomb County adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in school or home, which appear to be related or are high risk to substance use to assess and clarify the problem(s), educate the student on substance abuse issues, develop specific goals, and make recommendations or referrals as needed. Available from the Adolescent Outreach Program from Macomb Family Services. For more information, contact Steffanie Boudreau-Thomas, (586) 226-3440 ext. 240.

If an adult goes to a Macomb County police department seeking help, a team will work to get them into treatment as soon as possible. Participating police departments are: Armada, Center Line Public Safety, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Macomb Community College Police, Macomb County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, New Baltimore, Richmond, Romeo, Roseville, Shelby Township, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Utica, and Warren. Trained “Angel” volunteers help with paperwork and provide compassionate support until a treatment option is found. If someone using opiates and wants help - that person may register online at http://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs-macomb

• Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as well as the licit prescription pain relievers: oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others.

• Opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to produce pleasurable effects and relieve pain.

• Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.

• In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids, which is more than enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills.

• Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers.  http://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf

 A home drug test kit to test school-aged children for alcohol and illegal drugs.  The test kit allows parents to test their children free from worry that there will be law enforcement follow-up, arrest or prosecution.  Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. in the Records Department.  Only cash payments are accepted. Available

from the Chesterfield Township Police Department Records Department.

Low-cost test kits to test urine samples for the presence of illegal drugs (marijuana and /or multiple drugs) in the primacy of the home. Available from and must be picked up at CARE of SE Michigan, 31900 Utica Road, Fraser, MI 48026.  For more information, call CARE of SE Michigan, (586) 541-2273. http://www.careofsem.com

A free family awareness and overdose prevention educational group for anyone concerned about a loved one's use of heroin or prescription medications.  There is no enrollment process. A person only needs to attend once, as the information is the same each month. Participants will learn about family safety (safe medication storage and disposal), opioid overdose prevention, addiction information and community resources. Participants will receive a free tube of Narcan and see a demonstration of safe medication storage and Naloxone administration. Classes are available on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at Clinton Counseling Center, 2 Crocker Blvd., Suite 205, in Mt. Clemens. For more information, call (586) 307-9570.

Two five-day summer program series for children 3 - 18 living in a home where alcohol or other drugs are a problem is available which provides information on feelings, self-esteem, defenses, chemical awareness, families, peer pressure and self care. This program gives children a safe place to receive education and support to help meet this challenge. Available from CARE of Southeastern Michigan, (586) 541-CARE (2273) or visit their website at www.careofsem.com

A workshop to provide education, support and guidance to teens who have experienced mild to moderate substance abuse. This program also offers parents and guardians the opportunity to learn healthy communication skills and the importance of establishing family rules surrounding substance abuse. Available from CARE of Southeastern Michigan, (586) 541- CARE (2273) or visit their website at www.careofsem.com

A free educational program for youth aged 5 to 17 designed to reduce anti-social attitudes, aggressive and rebellious behaviors, early substance use/experimentation, increase anti-drug use attitudes and intentions, and improve decision-making skills. The program includes a support component for parents. Family Connection is offered in the fall and spring for six weeks by CARE of Southeastern Michigan. For more information, call (586) 541-CARE (2273) or visit their website: www.careofsem.com

Anger management classes assists teens develop positive strategies to manage anger and aggressive impulses.  This program requires an assessment prior to entry to determine lethality and eligibility. Group fees are based on income.  The group runs for 12 weeks on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

Assessment and referral for admission to Intensive inpatient substance abuse services (housing, child care, arrangements for prenatal care, labor and delivery and follow-up medical and social services) for addicted females who are pregnant or who have preschool children are available from the Substance Abuse Support Services Program (SASS). Call CARE of SE Michigan (586) 541-CARE (2273) for an intake assessment.

At the present time, Michigan Children’s Protective Services (CPS) policy, based upon the Child Protection law, does not define a fetus as a child. Therefore, the in-utero exposure of a fetus to drugs or alcohol is not within the authority of Child Protective Services. While CPS cannot legally intervene prior to a child’s birth, pregnant females who are suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol and who are the subject of a complaint can be referred for substance abuse services and to local Maternal and Infant Health program providers as appropriate.

TO REFER TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES: CARE of Southeastern Michigan: (586) 541-CARE (2273)

TO REFER TO THE MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH PROGRAM: Maternal and Infant Health Program services are specialized preventive services provided to pregnant women, mothers, and their infants who have Medicaid to help reduce infant deaths and illnesses.

Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) are required to provide Maternal and Infant Health Program services to their members when the services are determined to be medically necessary. Maternal and Infant Health Program services may require prior authorization from a QHP or its providers.

For a list of MIHP service providers, go to:  www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_4672-106183--,00.html

First, scroll down to the title: “Who Do I Contact To Find A State Certified MIHP Near Me?  Then click on “MIHP Coordinators Directory 1/14/2014," or the “Interactive Map of MIHP Agencies” links listed beneath.

It is the policy of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that substance abuse or addiction of the parent/caretaker or adult living in the home to alcohol or drugs does not in and of itself constitute credible evidence of abuse or neglect of the child. Parents use drugs (including legally or illegally-obtained controlled drugs and other drugs) and/or alcohol to varying degrees and many remain able to care for their children without harming them. A careful assessment needs to be made to determine whether a child is at risk.

When alcohol and other drug abuse/addiction interferes with a person’s ability to meet parental responsibilities and causes harm or threatened harm to children, these failures of parental duty provide the basis for substantiating abuse.  In this situation, contact the Department of Health and Human Services - Children's Protective Services:

Department of Health and Human Services - Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake (855) 444-3911 (Toll Free Number, available 24/7)

If other adults are residing in the child’s home and are using drugs/alcohol, the parent/caretaker’s capacity to care for the child and ensure his/her safety and well-being is to be assessed by DHS. For example, if it is determined that the child is being exposed to the violent environment in a drug house, this is considered to be a failure of parental duty and provides a basis for  substantiating abuse or neglect.

Drug and alcohol exposure also includes environmental exposure to drugs and alcohol. For example, cocaine/crack is being smoked in the home and the infants and/or children present are inhaling the smoke, or infants and children are given alcohol to drink or have access to alcohol or other drugs. It may also include exposure to the violent and other unhealthy environments in which drugs are commonly sold or used.

In the above situations, contact the Department of Health and Human Services - Children’s Protective Services:

Department of Health and Human Services - Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake (855) 444-3911 (Toll Free Number, available 24/7)

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering alcoholics who meet regularly to help each other stay sober by sharing their experience, strength and hope. For a list of Macomb County meeting locations call, (877) 337-0611.

Al-Anon is a peer-recovery program for family members of alcoholics. For more information call, (800) 813-3105, (888) 4AL-ANON, OR (888) 425-2666.

Cocaine Anonymous - Currently there are no Cocaine Anonymous support groups in Macomb County.

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (substance abuse and mental illness) is a 12-step self-help program for those who have substance abuse disorders and an emotional or psychiatric illness. Available at:

Every Thursday starting at 1:00 P.M.

Liberties South 26345 Gratiot Roseville, MI  48066

(586) 777-8094

Every Thursday staring at 7:00 P.M>

FIRST Resources North 43740 Groesbeck Clinton Township, MI  48036

(586) 469-7629

Families Anonymous is a group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to alcohol or drugs.  For more information or a list of meeting sites in the region, call Families Anonymous World Services office (800) 736-9805 or go to www.familiesanonymous.org.

Marijuana Anonymous fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with one other in the hopes of soling their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.  For more information, call (800) 766-6779 or go to www.marijuana-anonymous.org for a list of meeting sites in the region.

Nar-Anon is a peer recovery program for family members of drug addicts. For more information, call (586) 447-2868 or go to www.nar-anon.org.

Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean by sharing their experience, strength and hope. For a list of Macomb County meeting locations call, (248) 543-7200 (Ferndale) or go to www.na.org.

Free support and education service provided to interested individuals within the Macomb County treatment system who are struggling with addiction.  Individuals are matched with peers who are in long-term recovery for support in removing barriers that prevent a recovery lifestyle.  Available from Peer Recovery Services at CARE of Southeastern Michigan. For more information, call (586) 541-CARE (2273).

A grassroots group of individuals in recovery, their family members, friends, supporters and other allies which seeks to honor, support, celebrate and promote the positive experience of recovery and to overcome the stigma of addiction.  The organization strives to accomplish this through recovery promotion, public awareness, education and advocacy. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 P.M. at CARE of Southeastern Michigan in Fraser. Dinner is served. For more information, call Mark at (586) 218-5274.

A facility to provide social and recreational activities for the recovering addict/alcoholic and their families in a clean and sober environment and seeking assistance in the recovery process are available at Alano Clubs.

Alano Club

20900 Cass Ave. Clinton Township, MI  48036

(586) 465-3151

Alano Club

11487 Nine Mile Warren, MI  48089

(586) 757-9123

An affordable substance abuse one hour assessment to assess the need for services based on a person’s current and past use of drugs and alcohol. A copy of the report will be provided to the person or directly to the court. Available from CARE of SE Michigan, (586) 541-CARE (2273) or visit their website at www.careofsem.com
An affordable one-time one hour evaluation and report. This report is required by the DAAD in orded to set up a hearing date. Available from CARE of SE Michigan, (586) 541-CARE (2273) or visit their website at www.careofsem.com
Traditional American Indian healing and spiritual practices combined with contemporary Western medicine (prevention and treatment) of substance abuse disorders is available from American Indian Health and Family Services (Detroit), (313) 846-6030. http://www.aihfs.org/
DVDs on substance abuse are available for free loan to Macomb County residents or Macomb County professionals.  Visit the MCOSA website (www.mcosa.net) for titles The loan period for DVDs is one week. To reserve a DVD, call (586) 469-5278.