Resources available to residents to assist with all levels of substance use and substance use disorder.

There are many different kinds of resources available in the East Lansing/Lansing area and surrounding communities, including outpatient programs, inpatient programs, local support group meetings, and funding agencies.

Professional Resources for Assessment and Treatment

  • Sparrow Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program: Sparrow Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs offer clients an opportunity to share both emotional and chemical dependency issues in a safe, confidential environment. Referrals for additional services are also available. Contact at (517) 364-7743.
  • Child and Family Charities: Services Offered: Adolescent Outpatient, Adolescent Intensive Outpatient, Assessment, Student Assistance Program Screenings, and Family and Youth Outreach Program. Medicaid provider. Contact at (517) 882-4000
  • Cristo Rey Community Center: An outpatient counseling and prevention program designed to meet the needs of the minority communities in the area. Services include substance use disorder education, substance use disorder assessment, outpatient treatment, outreach to homeless individuals, a medical clinic, and supportive services referrals. Contact at (517) 372-4700.
  • Mid-Michigan Recovery Services: MMRS is a substance use disorder treatment agency that provides services for people experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs. Offerings include information, education and treatment on an outpatient, intensive outpatient or long-term residential basis. Special programming is available for women and families. Contact at (517) 887-0226.
  • The Glass House:A long-term residential program for women with chronic chemical dependency including alcoholism and other drug addictions. This program is part of the continuum of services operated by the National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area. Contact at (517) 482-2028.
  • The Holden House: A long-term residential program for men with chronic chemical dependency including alcoholism and other drug addictions. This program is part of the continuum of services operated by the National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area. Contact at (517) 394-0004.
  • Mid-State Health Network: MSHN is the coordinating agency for all licensed and funded substance use disorder treatment and prevention programs for our 21 County Region. Services are provided through programs under contract with MSHN. Contact at (517) 253-7525

Support Groups

  • Alcoholics Anonymous, Lansing Chapter:AA offers free support groups for individuals seeking support in not drinking.  Lansing AA Central Office and the website have schedules for AA, Al-Anon, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) meetings currently held throughout Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.  Contact the 24 Hour Hotline at (517) 377-1444.
  • Al-Anon: A support group for friends, family, and partners of individuals with alcohol dependence. Members meet in groups and share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. Topics focus on problems common to family members and friends of alcohol dependent individuals such as excessive care taking, boundaries, guilt, and shame. Meetings are at no cost, and no appointment is necessary to attend. The link above is to search for a meeting located in your area.
  • Gamblers Anonymous: A offers free support groups for individuals seeking support to stop gambling. Meeting formats are either open or closed. Open Meetings refer to meetings where spouses and friends of the G. A. member may also attend. Closed meetings are meetings where only members and those with a gambling problem are eligible to attend and participate. The link above is to search for a meeting located in your area.
  • Nicotine Anonymous: Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live free of nicotine. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine. There are no dues or fees for Nicotine Anonymous membership; NA is self supporting through our own contributions. Nicotine Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause.  Click the link above to search for a meeting in your area.
  • Narcotics Anonymous, Capital Area: Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Started in 1947, the NA movement is one of the world's oldest and largest of its type, with nearly twenty thousand weekly meetings in seventy countries. The link above is for the Capital Area NA group, which has several meetings in the area every week. 
  • Smart Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug use disorder, substance use disorder, drug addiction, alcohol use disorder, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery® offers free face-to-face and online mutual help groups. The website provides more information about the group, as well as links to the 300+ face-to-face meetings offered around the world, 16+ online meetings per week and their online message board for additional support. There are several meetings in the area, including in Jackson. Check the website for more information.

Resources specifically for Nicotine Cessation

  • The Tobacco Free MSU website has compiled a list of all of the local resources available to help people quit smoking.  The list includes campus resources, local resources, and online and national resources.  Check out the list here.
  • Michigan Tobacco Quitline: A free service that provides any interested MSU students with a professional Quit Coach, a personalized quitting strategy, and other resources to help you quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to enroll or to learn more.

Using your MSU Health Insurance Benefits to pay for treatment

If you are interested in getting treatment, you might want to start the process by learning something about how your health care coverage works with substance use disorder treatment.· Call your insurance provider using the customer service number on the back of your health insurance card and ask if substance use disorder treatment is a covered benefit, and find out how to use your insurance for an assessment and treatment services.

If you work at MSU, you can use the information below:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Blue Plan (PPO): To contact Community Blue at 1-800-322-4447 or 517-322-4447 to learn more about the kinds of services that this plan offers.· You can visit theMSU Human Resources website to read more about the Community Blue. Finally, if you want to know what providers are covered by your plan, you can visit Community Blue's Provider Search website for more information.
  • Blue Care Network: To find out about the kinds of substance use disorder help that BCN will cover, you can call Behavioral Health Services at 1-800-482-5982.· You can also visit theMSU Human Resources website to read more about the BCN coverage, or you can download this brochure for more detailed information about your benefits.· If you want to know what providers are covered by BCN, head over to their Physician and Facility Search page for more information.

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