NAS is a type of withdrawal that can occur in newborns exposed to certain substances, including opioids, during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and struggling with opioid use, talk to your doctor right away. Addiction to opioids is a disease, and you and your baby both deserve medical care for a healthier start to your child's life. If you're scared to talk to your doctor, try practicing with a counselor or trusted loved one. Check out the resources below for more information.
Learn how MAT is used to treat substance use disorders, sustain recovery, and prevent overdose.
Great Lakes Recovery Center
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Centers
Peer recovery coaches are people with lived experience in addiction who have been in recovery for at least two years. They walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people to create their own recovery plans, and develop their own recovery pathways.
Find a list of Upper Peninsula coaches below.
Communities That Care (CTC) is a prevention system that’s made a difference to real kids in real communities for nearly 30 years. It guides communities through a proven five-phase change process. Using prevention science as its base, CTC promotes healthy youth development, improves youth outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors.
To learn more or join your local coalition, visit www.upctc.com
Harm reduction includes a wide range of services; find out more and why it's important
Get free harm reduction supplies by mail in the State of Michigan
Syringe service programs provide in-person harm reduction services
Many counties in the Upper Peninsula now have syringe service programs
If you're not ready to stop using injection drugs, we want you to stay safe
This program offers follow-up support by phone call or text message for people dealing with suicide risk or loss, addiction, or complex crisis.
Follow up includes:
- Emotional support
- On-going assessment of mood and potential suicide risk or relapse
- Assistance with safety planning
- Connection to resources to overcome barriers
Casey became addicted to prescription opioids after a hockey injury around age 12. By the time he was 16, he was seeking opioids on the streets. In March of 2017, while in his late 20s, Casey was found unresponsive from an opioid overdose. A dose of Narcan from an EMT named Anette saved Casey's life.
Four years later, Casey is in recovery from addiction, a father, and the owner of Sum Moore Snow Removal in the Copper Country. Casey's message to others who are struggling with addiction is:
Don't be afraid or embarrassed to reach out for help.
Dial Help's Safety Net Program can help you find treatment options based on your situation
There are many resources for recovery available -- you don't have to do it alone
If you are the loved one of someone with addiction, visit our sister site, the FACE project
If you are pregnant and struggling with opioid use, talk to your doctor right away. Addiction to opioids is a disease, and you and your baby both deserve medical care for a healthier start.