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Substance Abuse Services

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Any agency offering substance abuse outpatient services must be licensed by the State of Michigan. Not all agencies specialize in providing services to youth. Some may have a counselor or therapist trained in adolescent substance use.

Selection of an agency/counselor/therapist will depend on the type of insurance/private payment arrangement or the needed level of care.

All Americans should have health insurance. If a youth or adult has no insurance, contact the Macomb County Crisis Center, (586) 307-9100, for free and low-cost counseling alternatives.


If a youth is covered by Medicaid

Macomb County Community Mental Health - Access Center, (586) 948-0228

Students referred from their school

(586) 541-2273

Private insurance

The insurer’s telephone number is usually on the
back of the insurance card.

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), Dial 7-1-1, hours: 24/7

Limited short-term counseling for youth (aged 14 and older) may be available without parental consent from agencies specializing in substance abuse services to youth.

N.B. If the youth uses his parents private insurance, the charges will appear on the insurance Explanation of Benefits documents sent to the parents.

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 at some local middle and high schools from the Adolescent Outreach Program from Macomb Family Services. For more information, contact Steffanie Boudreau-Thomas, (586) 226-3440 ext. 240.

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 privacy 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 education 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. http://www.clintoncounseling.org/

One ten-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 trauma-informed approach to anger management for middle and high school students and their parents focuses on emotional regulation and peer-refusal skills, appropriate conflict-resolution skills, identification and verbalization of emotions, recognition of anger cues, calming techniques, and forgiveness. Sessions are highly interactive and use group discussion, role playing, games, and skills review. Parents also receive training on the skills being taught to youth participants to reinforce the use of these skills at home. Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations (PATTS) is a 6-week series with classes provided at CARE of Southeastern Michigan in Fraser. For more information, contact CARE at (586) 541 CARE (2273) or visit their website: www.careofsem.com
Assessment, case management, and case management 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. Women and Families program. 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.


If a female is covered by Medicaid
or has no insurance

Macomb County Community Mental Health - Access Center, (586) 948-0228

Private insurance

The insurer’s telephone number is usually on the back of the insurance card.


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. Some 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:  http://www.michigan.gov/mihp

Click on “MIHP Agency Directory” link near the bottom of the page to locate MIHP providers throughout the state.

Call Macomb County Community Mental Health at (855) 99-MCCMH (855-996-2264) to access treatment services.

If an adult goes to any Macomb County police department seeking help, a team will workto get him/her into treatment as soon as possible. Trained “Angel” volunteers help with paperwork and provide compassionate support until a treatment option is found. If someone is using opiates and wants help - that person may register online at: https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs 

*Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin, as well as licit pain relievers:
oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl and others.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and Opioid Health Home (OHH) providers are available by contacting Macomb County Community Mental Health, (855) 99- MCCMH (855-996-2264) for a free phone screening. Medication-assisted treatment helps adults with alcohol and/or opioid dependency through the use of medication and outpatient behavioral therapy using a multi-disciplinary team to ensure coordination of care along with a monthly injectable medication, Vivitrol (Naltrexone), to block cravings while focusing on maintaining recovery. Available from the Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT program) at MyCare Health Center, Mt. Clemens site only, located at 18 Market Street, Suite C, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. All participant must first go through a MAT orientation held every Wednesday at 9:00 A.M. and Friday at 10:00 A.M. Walk-ins are welcomed and no one is denied services due to an inability to pay. Sliding fee scale available. For more information, contact the MAT Program Manager at (586) 783-2222.
Free job search, job development, resume assistance, interviewing skills, with a focus on competitive employment is available from CARE of Southeastern Michigan, (586) 541-2273

Free Naloxone (“Narcan”) training for those interested in learning how to properly administer the medication. The medication counters the effects of opioid overdose and only works if a person has opioids in their system. The medication has no effect if opioids are absent. Learn how to use the medication and what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing. With any of the following trainings, attenders will receive a fre dose of Nalxoxane (Narcan) to take home.

  1. Opioid addiction education and trainings:  Narcan Basics (45 minutes) and
    Narcan and Addiction Education (90 minutes), and pre-release (from incarceration)
    education for family members. Available from Clinton Counseling Jail Program,
    (586) 307-9570. www.cccjailprogram.org

  2. Opioid Education and Naloxone Distribution, contact Mark Kilgore,
    mkilgore@careofsem.com, with CARE of Southeastern Michigan.

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 (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 (main number) or (248) 852-8310 (local number) 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, (877) 338-1188 (Metro Detroit Region help line for NA) 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 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

A center for recovery-oriented activities for persons in recovery ranging from health and wellness to financial literacy, art, music and other services focused on creating social connections and support. Programs include, career planning job training, resume workshops, job readiness support groups, art and music groups, trauma support, men, women and LGBT recovery support groups, health and wellness activities (yoga, nutrition, guided meditation and vaccine clinics), financial literacy, Naloxone training, smoking cessation. Family members impacted by a loved one's addiction may also receive services. For more information, call CARE of SE MI, (586) 217-5899.

A center of recovery-oriented activities for persons in recovery ranging from health and wellness to financial literacy, art, music and other services focused on creating social connections and support.  Available from the Recovery United Center, Fraser, (586) 217-5899.  http://www.careofsem.com

A recovery resource center for individuals and families affected by substance use disorder offering recovery housing, peer recovery coaches, employment resources, legal assistance, men, women, LGBT, Nar-Anon and 12 Step support groups, fitness and nutrition, art and music groups, yoga, spiritual recovery, auto mechanics, furniture restoration, food pantry, and a clothing boutique.  Family members impacted by a loved one's addiction may also receive services.  Available from Live Rite Recovery Resource Center, Roseville, (586) 217-5899.  www.liveritestructuredcorp.com

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 peer-to-peer meeting for men in recovery is available to provide opportunities to learn about recovery-related topics.  A new topic is discussed each week and the group is facilitated by a person in long-term recovery.  Refreshments served.  Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.  Available from CARE of Southeastern Michigan at the Recovery United Center, 32577 Garfield, Fraser, MI  48045.  For more information, call (586)552-1120.

Help with an individual's recovery, including housing, food, clothing, employment, recovery meetings, education and training, peer recovery coaches, special events and programs, mental health services.  Available from Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp, (586) 217-5899 (Roseville).

Agencies offering a substance abuse evaluation after a DUI are:

CARE of Southeastern Michigan
(586) 541-CARE (2273)
Clinton Counseling Center
(586) 468-2266
Traffic Safety Association
(586) 293-5880

A one-time, one hour evaluation (DLAD - Driver License Appeal) report is required by the
DAAD to set up a hearing date. A Driver License Appeal report is available after assessment from: www.careofsem.com

CARE of SE Michigan
(586) 541-CARE (2273)
Traffic Safety Association
(586) 293-5880
Clinton Counseling Center
(586) 468-2266
Traffic Safety Association of Macomb
(586) 293-5880

An online assessment form must be completed on the website:

and someone will contact the requester to schedule an assessment evaluation. Assessments are performed Monday - Friday from 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Ascension Eastwood Behavioral

To find a location near you or to schedule an appointment, visit:


Free syringes and infectious disease testing for persons who inject drugs, including sterile syringes and safer use supplies, Narcan nasal spray, harm reduction education, referrals to substance use disorder treatment, and HIV/Hepatitis C testing and referral for treatment. No appointment is needed. To pre-order needle exchange supplies, go to: https://accesshiv.as.me/SSP. Available from Access Community Health and Research Center, Sterling Heights, MI, (586) 201-0319.

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.