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Per the SAMHSA directory, there are over 400 treatment programs for drug & alcohol addiction in the state of Michigan. This includes under 75 detox services & short-term residential programs, more than 60 long-term facilities, and approximately 350 outpatient programs. Addicted.Org features a lengthy directory of the services available in the area, such as family programs, treatment services for marijuana addiction, and Christian rehab centers.

Sometimes, looking for a treatment program on your own can become overwhelming. In such cases, our addiction specialists are there to help. When you reach out to one of them, they will ask you different questions which will help them determine the program that is right for you. At any time during this process, you will be able to get in touch with them until the moment you arrive at the facility.


TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend that doesn't use and would understand your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity take your mind off of using. (i.e. art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e. school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment, who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don't enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for rehab, since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don't wait for rock bottom, it may be too late.

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Long-Term Rehab in Michigan

It is our belief that as far as drug & alcohol abuse treatment goes, long-term programs are the most effective approach – here are a few reasons why:

  • Such programs promote building a healthy routine and habits that can benefit the person during their treatment as well as after completing it.
  • Since the treatment lasts for longer, there is a chance for multiple treatment methodologies to be incorporated, like twelve steps and holistic services.
  • Once they complete their program, the center can offer them extended care services which can help ensure sobriety is maintained once they get back to their daily life.
  • When living at the facility, the person is given the opportunity to focus solely on their recovery without any distractions or triggers.

Long-Term Rehab for Specific Demographics:

  • 34 treatment facilities work with adult women.
  • 41 programs in Michigan offer assistance to adult men.
  • 3 rehab programs provide help to adolescents.
  • 25 facilities are available to seniors and older adults.
  • 26 treatment centers tailor programs for the LGBTQ+ community.
  • 16 programs offer their services to pregnant & postpartum women.

Payment Options for Long-Term Treatment:

Throughout Michigan, there are numerous options when it comes to substance abuse treatment. If you are searching for a long-term program that will answer your needs, take a look at our directory below or speak directly to one of our certified counselors.

List of Different Substance Abuse Treatment Services in Michigan

Here is a list of the different drug treatment programs in Michigan. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Michigan Rehab Breakdown

Detox

According to SAMHSA, there are 73 detoxes in Michigan. Detoxes are an integral part of addiction treatment. Many patients would not get off drugs if it weren’t for detoxes.

Short-Term Inpatient

Michigan is home to 70 short-term inpatient programs, according to the SAMHSA directory. Most short-term programs are under 30 days in length, which may not be enough for those with severe addictions. It is better to overtreat than to undertreat when it comes to addiction.

Long-Term Programs

There are 63 long-term programs in Michigan per the SAMHSA website. Long-term programs have some of the highest success rates among treatment methods. This makes them an excellent choice for anyone who wants to avoid relapse and multiple treatment episodes.

Outpatient

Michigan has more than 350 outpatient programs listed in the SAMHSA directory. These programs provide opportunities to patients who are newly recovered but need additional support. Many outpatient programs are part of a larger inpatient facility.

Cost of Treatment in Michigan

The cost of treatment in Michigan can vary. For those with health insurance, it can be free or very discounted. But for those without coverage, substance use treatment can be quite expensive.

According to SAMHSA:

  • Michigan has more than 300 substance use treatment facilities that accept Medicaid.
  • There are 342 programs in the state that take private health insurance.
  • More than 380 facilities in Michigan accept cash payment, also called private pay.
  • For those who qualify based on income, 160 programs have sliding scale payment options.

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in Michigan

Using Medicaid to pay for treatment in Michigan may be the most cost-effective route since the person doesn’t have to pay for coverage or their treatment services. However, the drawbacks to Medicaid are that fewer programs usually accept Medicaid, limiting one’s option primarily to state-funded facilities. More than 2.7 million people have Medicaid assistance in Michigan, so those facilities are often at capacity and have waiting lists.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Michigan

Private insurance can help reduce the cost of drug rehab in Michigan. Usually, in addition to paying the premium to maintain coverage, the person must pay some portion of the treatment cost. But the advantage of having private insurance is that it usually affords the person more opportunities for treatment. And the facilities that accept private health insurance often don’t have waiting lists and provide high quality care.

But many people cannot afford private health insurance. And yet they may not have enough financial hardship to qualify for Medicare, leaving them uninsured. But thankfully, Michigan has an expanded Medicaid program that offers discounted premiums on certain policies to those who mainly fall within this uninsured gap.

The following insurers are available through Michigan’s exchange marketplace, Healthy Michigan:

  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Meridian
  • Molina
  • Oscar Health
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthcare

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

Despite all the above was to find assistance paying for treatment, an unfortunate amount of people still end up paying for treatment when uninsured in Michigan. That’s because most people who abuse substances stop taking care of themselves at some point in addiction, and that usually includes maintaining or acquiring health insurance. So, when they need treatment and are ready, they’re often uninsured.

Thankfully there is one last resort for anyone looking for financial assistance. More than 150 programs in the state offer sliding scale payment assistance, which calculates a discount based on the person’s income. The lower their income, the larger the discount.

For more information on how to pay for treatment you can reach out to one of the treatment specialists at Addicted.org. or contact the center directly.

Addicted.org's Evaluation of Drug Rehab in Michigan

After reviewing state statistics and options available for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Michigan, addicted.org discovered the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • Over 50% of SAMHSA-listed substance use treatment programs are classified as private non-profit programs. Generally, this means there are more affordable treatment options, yet there are still some barriers when accessing treatment. (source N-SSATS)
  • There are relatively decent detoxification programs, yet most are situated within the Detroit metro area. Overall, 9% or residential non-hospital detox, and 2% are hospital inpatient programs.
  • Roughly 82% of substance use treatment programs accept private health insurance, and 74% take Medicaid.
  • Over half of the rehabilitation programs in the state provide a sliding fee scale for payment.

Cons

  • Access to some substance use and mental health services is limited because of a shortage of mental health professionals across the state, especially in rural areas. The majority of Michigan residents with a substance use disorder are not receiving care—80% or more than half a million people. The uninsured population in the state has the largest share of untreated individuals with a substance use disorder.
  • There are over 400 SAMHSA-listed substance abuse treatment programs in the state. Yet, only 19% are classified as residential non-hospital treatment. Residential rehabilitation remains the best treatment option for addiction.
  • There are limited in-house recovery resources, including transitional housing, halfway houses, and sober homes.
  • Only 41% of SAMHSA-listed substance use treatment programs provide treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who cannot pay.

Overall, there is an excellent selection for substance use treatment within the state. However, many families struggle to access services because of insurance barriers with Medicaid. Private health insurance is the best option if families can afford the insurance. 

Substance Use Information & Statistics in Michigan

Per the NIDA in 2018:

  • In that year, around 78% of all drug overdose deaths involved opioids, for a total of 2,011 fatalities.
  • Of this number, 1,531 deaths involved synthetic opioids other than methadone.
  • The opioid prescription rate in the state was of 62.7 prescriptions for every 100 persons, which was higher than the average US rate of 51.4 prescriptions.

Based on the NCDAS in 2020:

  • 67,000 teenagers (12-17 years old) reported using drugs in the last month.
  • More specifically, 83.58% of these teens reported using marijuana in the last month.
  • 40% of all teenagers reported using cocaine in the last year.

According to SAMHSA and TEDS:

  • For the year 2020, there were 63,890 treatment admissions for substance abuse in Michigan.
  • The age group most affected by this statistic was those aged between 36 and 40 which made up 16.8% of admissions.
  • 27% of those admitted had an addiction to heroin, making it the highest percentage of all substances.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) offers information on alcohol & substance abuse on their website. This page features statistics as well as pertinent regulations on the subject. Additionally, you can find on it a link to the different resources available in the area for anyone struggling with addiction.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Author

on January 19, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on January 19, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.