Start a Recovery Meeting

If you would like to start a new pathway meeting in your area, NMSAS (Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services) can help you with the process. Please click the link below. Fill out the available form and someone will contact you. 


Recovery Pathways Listed in the NMSAS Recovery Pathway Directory must meet criteria below.

1. Meeting is open to public and free of any solicitation to join sect, organization, social group, or religion. 

2. Is not listed in a 12-Step Directory.

3. Have contact person with valid contact information on file with NMSAS Recovery Center. Incorrect contact information is grounds for removal of recovery pathway. 

4. Provide a safe environment for all who attend.

5. Meeting/Activities must have a recovery orientation.

  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
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