GLRC is a non-profit CARF accredited agency specializing in substance abuse and mental health treatment for youth, families and adults. We offer treatment services by certified counselors and licensed professionals in many communities across Michigan’s picturesque Upper Peninsula.
Our Mission at Great Lakes Recovery Centers
The mission of Great Lakes Recovery Centers is to empower recovery through hope and change.
Great Lakes Recovery Centers believes that chemical dependency – alcohol or other drug addiction – is a disease that affects individuals, family members, and the community. The treatment of this illness can best be addressed with an array of services provided by caring professionals involving the individual, family, and community. It is only through this comprehensive approach that long term recovery is strengthened.
Outpatient Services for substance abuse and mental health disorders are a less intensive, but more flexible therapeutic approach to recovery. Typically, it involves meeting regularly with counselors or therapists for group or individual sessions focused on gaining the skills needed to live life in recovery. Most often, clients are referred to outpatient services as a follow-up to residential services and are the first choice for those who need the freedom to continue working or attending school.
Call (906) 228-9696 or toll free at (855) 906-GLRC (4572) for free, 100% confidential information about Outpatient Services at GLRC.
The availability of clinicians and services are different at each location, please call (906) 228-9696 or toll free at (855) 906-GLRC (4572) for services that work for you!
At the GLRC Outpatient Service offices in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, our clinicians are trained to recognize and create a personalized plan to treat adults, adolescents and children who are troubled by:
– Anxiety or Depression
– Stress, conflicts or difficulties in relationships
– Trauma or abuse (PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
– Alcoholism or substance abuse
– Eating disorders and obsessive/compulsive behaviors
– Attention, conduct and educational issues
– Sexual disorders and addiction
Substance abuse and mental illness are treatable disorders. Millions of Americans are in lifelong recovery. Troubled families and individuals can and do heal. Seeking help and getting access to the right treatment options are the first steps on a road to better life.
2500 7th Avenue South, Suite 202
Escanaba, MI 49829
920 W Water Street, Suite 6
Hancock MI 49930
301 Kent Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
305 W. Genesee St. Suite 3
Iron River, MI 49935
220 Roosevelt St. Suite 2
Ironwood, MI 49938
97 S. Fourth Street, Suite A
Ishpeming, MI 49849
601 E. Lakeshore Dr. Suite 101
Manistique, MI 49854
1009 W. Ridge St. Suite C
Marquette, MI 49855
2655 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
799 Hombach St. Suite 2
St. Ignace, MI. 49781
Residential Services for Great Lakes Recovery Centers
Great Lakes Recovery Centers operates four Residential Treatment Centers:
Often called “rehab” or “in-patient treatment”, residential substance abuse treatment refers to a short-term (30 day) or long-term (more than 30 day) arrangement, where clients live in a therapeutic environment, alongside other clients, with 24-hour supervision and access to on-site clinicians. The general intent is to provide the tools that will allow clients to cease substance abuse in order to avoid the negative psychological, legal, financial and health consequences. Clients typically suffer from symptoms of dependence on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescriptions drugs or various “street drugs” such as heroin, amphetamines, or cocaine.
Treatment usually includes:
— Assessments of physical and mental health, substance abuse and coordination of medical services
— A designated counselor and individualized treatment plan for each client
— Individual and Group Therapy Sessions
— Transition planning (finding stable housing, securing access to follow up care, employment and/or educational services, and other community resources)
Adult Residential Services in Marquette consists of two wings, separating the genders and focuses on providing services to clients who are 18 and older.
Adolescent Services Center in Negaunee is the only residential substance abuse treatment provider in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that specializes in working with adolescents age 12-17.
Call (906) 485-2347 for more information about GLRC’s services for Veterans.
Great Lakes Recovery Centers provides readjustment counseling services and a specialized group for Veterans in Marquette County and has been doing so for over 20 years. These services are based out of Ishpeming Outpatient Services, call them at (906) 485-2347 with questions.
GLRC also works closely with the VA to provide homeless veterans with a place to stay. Because homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse and mental health disorders at such a high rate, our program currently provides space for them in our residential service programs so that they get access to shelter as well as services that they might need.
Our hope is that in the future, we can provide veterans with a recovery residence where they can exercise greater freedom and self sufficiency, while still living in a more structured environment to help them avoid relapses.
To learn more about GLRC’s services for Veterans, please call (906) 485-2347.
Peer Recovery at Great Lakes Recovery Centers
Peer Recovery focuses on providing an environment where people from the community, who are living in recovery, work with people who are currently receiving treatment for a substance abuse disorder. These Community-based Peer Recovery Specialists serve as a resource and support system for others who are currently in treatment and who are living in recovery. They also provide support and/or assistance to people affected by others addiction/substance use disorders.
What is Peer Recovery?
Peer Recovery coaching is a peer-based addiction and dependency recovery support service. It is non-clinical and nonprofessional and can be implemented concurrently with professional clinical services. Peer interventions have shown to improve engagement and retention of people seeking service and are effective in reducing incidents of return to use. Research also shows that long-term treatment and/or recovery outcomes are improved by assertive linkages to community-based recovery supports such as Recovery Coaching and Mentoring. When those with lived experience walk side by side with counselors, therapists, nurses, doctors and the judicial system the outcomes can be dramatically improved.
Peer Recovery Specialist
A Peer Recovery Specialist, or coach, is a person who is in recovery themselves. They have experienced first-hand the pain and suffering that addiction and/or substance abuse caused in their own lives and the lives close to them. As a result of personal experiences they understand many of the feelings, challenges, fears, and problems one may face as a result of Substance Use Disorder. In recovery they have found new ways to live and have developed tools to deal with the challenges of life, drug and alcohol free. They share their stories and experiences with peers and offer suggestions and perspectives which may be helpful to those embarking on their own journey of recovery. They meet people where they are; without judgement, without any punitive or coercive tactics, without applying pressure to model their pathway of recovery after their own.
Peer Recovery Support Services can be delivered anytime during the recovery process:
● During contemplation phase
● Prior to treatment
● During residential or outpatient treatment
● Post treatment
● In later recovery stages
Examples of peer recovery support services include:
● Peer mentoring or coaching – developing a one-on-one relationship in which a peer leader with recovery experience encourages, motivates, and supports a peer in recovery
● Peer recovery resource connecting – connecting the peer with professional services and resources available in the community
● Recovery group facilitation – facilitating or leading recovery orientated group activities, including support groups and educational activities
● Building community – helping peers make new friends and build healthy social networks, through events and pro-social activities
Five Core Components of Recovery (Recovery Allies):
1. The discovery of values and beliefs — or what is important to you
2. Connection with a person, or group of people
3. Habits, rituals and traditions
4. Giving back
5. Passion for something
Women and Families
Call (906) 228-9696 for more information about the Women and Families program at GLRC!
GLRC offers specialized services for pregnant clients and mothers and fathers with dependent children (up to 17 years old). The goal is to reduce the barriers between parents and the treatment that they need.
To qualify, clients must be enrolled and actively participating in a GLRC substance abuse treatment program.
Each participating client is assigned a case manager who is specially trained to provide counseling to women and families. These case managers can provide some access to:
–Financial assistance for housing, qualified child care providers, food, clothing and miscellaneous expenses incurred while receiving treatment.
–Life skills support services
–Referrals to community agencies that provide employment, education, housing and medical related services.
The Women and Families program is operated out of the Ishpeming Outpatient Services office, the Marquette Outpatient Services office and the Women’s New Hope House in Sault Ste. Marie.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
What is MAT?
Medication assisted treatment (MAT), combined with counseling, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of opioid disorders. GLRC’s Medication Assisted Treatment clinic provides medication that can help control cravings and the chemical impacts of substances.
Buprenorphine-based medications are now considered best-practice for treating individuals with opioid dependence. GLRC believes that when combined with comprehensive evidence based therapies, a continuum of supportive auxiliary services and stringent operational controls, medication assisted treatment can be an effective pathway to abstinence, reducing the negative impact of opioid abuse for individuals and the community at large.
The target population for this treatment program includes those adult clients dealing with moderate to severe Opioid and/or Alcohol Use Disorder. Clients will be thoroughly screened to assess risk and appropriateness for compliance with all program rules and guidelines. Only those patients who can fully comply with the established program components will be accepted for treatment. Although buprenorphine is considered safe for use during pregnancy, this clinic does not specialize in the treatment of pregnant women. Pregnant individuals will be referred.
GLRC clinicians are able to refer an open, active client for MAT services by completing a MAT referral form. The clinician making the referral sends the form to the access center to start the official screening process.
Alternatively a future MAT client can call the access center to get a referral to one of our many outpatient clinics. From there the client will meet with a clinician, begin treatment, and from there is potentially eligible to be referred to the MAT clinic.
The intake is completed by the MAT nurse/case manager before the client is able to meet with the physician. The nurse/case manager provides a MAT program orientation, reviews the MAT treatment agreement before having the client sign. The nurse/ case manager provides an information sheet on what to expect when receiving MAT services to the client. The nurse/case manager then completes the GLRC MAT medical history and PE form with the client in a structured interview.
The nurse/case manager answers any questions about the process that the client may have. A drug of abuse urine screening (10 panel) is completed to be utilized as a baseline. The client then sees the physician who reviews the intake documentation, medical history form and drug screening results before prescribing medications as indicated. The physician gives the client the GLRC MAT protocol for follow up appointments form and determines the client’s next appointment frequency.
Forms of Payment
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Other Great Lakes Recovery Center Services
Great Lakes Recovery Centers works with hospitals, medical centers, health organizations, schools, and law enforcement agencies all over Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Midwest.
These services are by referral only. Click the links to the right for more information.
Call (906) 228-9696 to speak to a person about GLRC’s Detox Services. The result of a collaboration with local hospitals and the Superior Health Foundation, Great Lakes Recovery Centers offers facilities in both Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie for clients, experiencing “sub-acute detox”, to reside for a shortened time frame. Sub-acute detoxification refers to clients who are experiencing intoxication or withdrawal symptoms that are severe enough to cause impairment, but are not so severe that they require medical attention. Here they have access to shelter, supervision and support until their symptoms subside.