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 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017. 1,941 were opioid-related and 699 were a result of Heroin use.
  • Fact:  2017 MAPS Data indicates 19,943,203 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI.
  • Fact:  October 2018, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians collected approximately 40,000 opioids at 60 statewide collection sites.
  • 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.
  • Fact:  In 2017, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed decreased by 10.7 percent since 2015.
  • Fact:  In 2017, there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car crashes in Michigan.
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