Substance Use Services

Substance Use Services, a department within MCCMH, is responsible for planning, funding, monitoring and coordinating publicly funded substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services for Macomb County residents. Substance Use Services provides an array of resources such as prevention programs, Quality Assurance Activities, provider network training, assistance with credentialing, license review, substance use recipient rights, consumer complaint resolutions and more.

What is a Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder occurs when a person’s use of alcohol or drugs cause clinically significant impairment including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. Substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and age groups. This illness is common, recurrent, and often serious, but is treatable and many people do recover.

Why It’s Important

A substance use disorder is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior. This can lead to the inability to control the use of drugs or medications. Because of this, people with this disorder may continue using the drug despite the harm that it may cause.

Overview of Services

Our substance use services are centered around prevention, treatment and recovery. 

Substance use prevention helps people to live healthier lives by using evidence-based strategies to help promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent behavioral problems across their life span.

Our prevention services include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Parenting classes
  • Education 
  • Public presentations 
  • Resilience skill–building    
  • Community organizing through coalitions (Click Here for a list of SUD prevention coalitions in Macomb County)

Treatment services include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Early intervention
  • Case management
  • Opioid Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Residential treatment
  • Sub–acute Withdrawal Management/Detoxification
  • Visit our Women’s Specialty Services page to learn more
  • Visit our Opioid Health Homes page to learn more

Recovery services include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Recovery housing 
  • Peer support services

Click Here for a list of contracted providers.


Substance abuse prevention assists people to lead healthier lives, using evidence-based strategies promoting youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span. We are guided by principles that help individuals find preventative treatment and relevant information to help our community stay healthy. Click here to learn more about our prevention methods.
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Drug Facts and Data

There are many resources available to assist with drug use. Years of research are behind our treatment plans. In terms of substance use, research shows that you are not alone. Drug facts and data may assist in learning more about the problem.
Click here to find our best data resources.

Tobacco & Synar

The use of tobacco products are often started during adolescence when the developing brain is most vulnerable to nicotine addiction. Learn about targeted youth tobacco prevention efforts designed to protect Michigan’s children here.
Click here to learn more.

Recovery is Possible!

Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen overtime. The first step is getting help. Find information here on MCCMH funded recovery housing, along with recovery groups and resources.


How to Get help

For general questions for Substance Use Services, please call 586-469-5278 or email [email protected].

For all other questions, or to access treatment, please call 855-99-MCCMH.

2024 Oversight Policy Board Meeting Dates and Locations

7.10.24 OPB Agenda


SUD Oversight Policy Board Term Ends

Barrett, Michael – 9/30/2025

Buyle, Nancy (Chair) – 9/30/2026

Caskey, Barbara – 9/30/2024

Donovan, Katie (Vice-Chair) – 9/30/2026

Garrett, Deborah – 9/30/2025

Jones, Dr. Benjamin – 9/30/2026

Koroi, Mark – 9/30/2024

Montalto, Lisa (Secretary) – 9/30/2025

Rogers, Lisa – 9/30/2024

Steenburgh, Scott – 9/30/2026

Willette, Krista – 9/30/2024

Zemke, Ryan – 9/30/2024

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