Help Me Get to Treatment

Sometimes there are barriers to getting treatment. We want to help connect you with resources so that you can start your journey to recovery.

How do I pay for treatment services?

Funding available from Northern Michigan Regional Entity

You may qualify for services paid for by the NMRE. When you call the confidential access center at 800-834-3393 you will be connected with a Care Manager who will ask you some questions and determine what services are appropriate for you and if you qualify for funding.  If the Care Manager determines that you are eligible for services funded through the NMRE, a  referral will be made to a treatment agency on the provider panel. This process typically takes 30-45 minutes over the telephone. All information you share with the Access Center is confidential and protected by two federal laws: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Action of 1996 (HIPAA) 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 and the Confidentiality Law, 42 CFR Part 2. 

Private Insurance

Often individuals don't realize that they qualify for treatment services through their own private insurance through their employer or other sources. You can see if you qualify for treatment services through your insurance by contacting your insurance company directly. The phone number is often located on the back of your insurance card. They can help guide you on how to access treatment services.


I don't have transportation to treatment services.

The Angel Program has Angel Volunteers available to assist with transportation to treatment and being a support during the process. For more information about the Angel Program, click here.

Some insurance companies may have funding available for mileage reimbursement for individuals to get to treatment services. For more information, you can contact your insurance company directly.


I don't have a safe place for my children to go while I am getting treatment

Safe Families for Children helps parents that need additional assistance by connecting them with a host family that will provide care for their children while they are getting treatment. This program is completely voluntary and does not involve CPS or the court system. The volunteer host family undergoes an extensive screening process and receives training. This is only temporarily while the parent is getting treatment or facing other situations like homelessness, illness, or other unexpected events in their life. Safe Families for Children and the host families are not only there to support your children, they are there to support you. Their goal is to have the community wrap around your family to make a positive impact on your lives.

For more information, you can contact Clint Cleveland at 231-215-1645 or

I don't have anyone to take care of my pet while I am at treatment.

The NMSAS Recovery Center has several passionate volunteer peer coaches that also share a love for animals. They have peer coaches that would be happy to provide love and care to your beloved animal. For more information, you can contact NMSAS Recovery Center at 989-732-1791.

I am scared to enter treatment and dont know if I have the support to take this first step.

The NMSAS Recovery Center has 97 passionate and dedicated Peer Recovery Coaches that are available to support you on your recovery journey. Peer Recovery Coaches receive 40 hours of training and an additional 16 hours of training in ethics, have lived experience, receive on-going education and volunteer their time to support others.  Recovery Coaches are truth-tellers, advocates, resource brokers and much more. Click here for more information on Peer Recovery Coaches and other Recovery Support Services available.

  • 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:  167 Reported OVERDOSE Reversals with Naloxone Project- As of September 2020
  • Fact:  DEA National RX Take Back Day reported 33,343 lbs of Prescription drugs collected in Michigan on October 24, 2020 with 207 Collections sites now In Michigan.
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