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Substance Abuse

The following is a list of self-help, support groups, and treatment centers for persons with substance abuse.

Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO)

Health Services Access is the central entry point for all Washtenaw County individuals seeking mental health and/or substance abuse information and services in Washtenaw County. Requests for services can be made 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling 734.544.3050 or 1.800.440.7548. For more information, visit their website.

Washtenaw Alano Club

A non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to operate a vital support center where 12-step recovery programs can hold meetings, host social events and provide community-building opportunities for recovering alcoholics and addicts. They offer 12 step meeting space 365 days a year in a safe, sober environment. Located at 995 North Maple, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 734.668.8138. For more information, visit their website

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengths, and hopes with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. -12-step AA meetings held Monday to Friday at First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 734.663.9376. For more information, visit their website.

In the Rooms

A Global Online meeting list to find Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12-step Fellowship Meetings around the world. For more information, visit their website.

Huron Valley Area Intergroup, Inc.

Serving AA in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti & surrounding communities. Located at 31 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 734.482.5700. For more information, visit their website.

Alcoholics for Christ

An inter-denominational, nonprofit, Christian fellowship which ministers to Alcoholics, Substance abusers, Family Members, and Adult Children. 248.399.9955. For more information, visit their website.

Alcohol and Drug Helpline-Wellplace

Provides crisis counseling, information, and referrals for treatment programs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 24 Hour Help Line 1.800.821.HELP [4357]. For more information, visit their website.

Alcohol Management Program (AMP)

For those with mild to moderate alcohol problems who could improve their health by drinking less alcohol or none at all. The AMP is not for those who are severely dependent or alcoholic and require treatment services. Located at 2025 Traverwood Dr., Suite A3, Rm. 1551, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 734.998.2017. For more information, visit their website.

Dawn Farm

The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery by offering residential treatment, sub-acute detoxification, outpatient treatment and transitional housing. Locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, 734.485.8725 or 734.669.8265. For more information, visit their website.

Freshstart Clubhouse

An intentional community for adults living with mental illness that focuses on wellness and abilities. The Clubhouse promotes recovery through opportunities for members to work, learn, and contribute their talents to our community of mutual support. Located at 2051 State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 734.929.9992. For more information, visit their website.

Greenbrook Recovery Center

Offers a full range of chemical dependency services and programs to individuals and their families. Located in the Huron Oaks Building at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 5401 McAuley Dr, Ann Arbor, 48106. 734.786.4900. For more information, visit their website.

Home of New Vision

A non-profit organization that has provided innovative transitional housing, rehabilitation, and therapeutic services for individuals committed to ongoing recovery from chemical dependency in Washtenaw County. Located at 3800 Packard, Suite 210, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. 734.975.1602. For more information, visit their website.

The Hope Clinic

-Ypsilanti and Wayne Hope Medical Clinics provide free medical care to low income children and adults without medical insurance. Wayne Hope Clinic located at 33608 Palmer Road, Westland, MI 48185. 734.710.6688.
-Hope Dental Clinic provides preventative and restorative dental care to low income children and adults without dental insurance. 734.480.9575.
-Hope Social Services helps meet emergency and basic needs through several programs and services.
-Ypsilanti Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic and Social Services are all located at 518 Harriet St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 734.484.2989.
For more information, visit their website.

Marijuana Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. In-person or online meetings are available. 1.800.766.6779. For more information, visit their website.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

A global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership that offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program. 1.818.773.9999. For more information, visit their website.

Washtenaw Area Narcotics Anonymous (WANA)

provides information to members about local NA meetings, and activities. 1.800.230.4085. For more information, visit their website.

Project Outreach (PORT)

-provides ongoing psychiatric services, including assessments, consultation, and medication management to individuals who are homeless and those in the justice system who need mental health assistance. 734.222.3750.
-Dual recovery treatment group meetings held each Wednesday (following a free breakfast) at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 734.663.0518.
For more information, visit their website.

University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS)

offers assessment, diagnosis, and treatment personalized for individuals and their families. 1.800.525.5188. For more information, visit their website.

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Outpatient services include Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Post-traumatic Stress, and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans. Located at 2215 Fuller, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 734.769.7100 or 1.800.361.8387. For more information, visit their website.

Sexual Assault

Important steps to take immediately after an assault:

  • Get away from the attacker to a safe place as fast as you can. Then call 911.
  • Call a friend or family member you trust. You can also call a crisis center or a hotline to talk with a counselor. One hotline is the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673). Feelings of shame, guilt, fear, and shock are normal. It is important to get counseling from a trusted professional.
  • Do not wash, comb, or clean any part of your body. Do not change clothes if possible, so the hospital staff can collect evidence. Do not touch or change anything at the scene of the assault.
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency room as soon as possible. You need to be examined, treated for any injuries, and screened for possible sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and/ or pregnancy. The doctor will collect evidence using a rape kit for fibers, hairs, saliva, semen, or clothing that the attacker may have left behind.

While at the hospital:

  • If you decide you want to file a police report, you or the hospital staff can call the police from the emergency room.
  • Ask the hospital staff to connect you with The Safe House Center (734-955-5444). The center staff can help you make choices about reporting the attack and getting help through counseling and support groups.

Where else can I go for help?

  • If you are sexually assaulted, it is not your fault. Do not be afraid to ask for help or support. Help is available, you can call these organizations:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • There are many organizations and hotlines in every state and territory. These crisis centers and agencies work hard to stop assaults and help victims. You can find contact information for these organizations, visit this website.
  • You also can obtain the numbers of shelters, counseling services, and legal assistance in your phone book or online.

How can I lower my risk of sexual assault?
There are things you can do to reduce your chances of being sexually assaulted. Follow these tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:

  • Be aware of your surroundings - who's out there and what's going on.
  • Walk with confidence. The more confident you look, the stronger you appear.
  • Know your limits when it comes to using alcohol.
  • Be assertive - don't let anyone violate your space.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings, leave.
  • Don't prop open self-locking doors.
  • Lock your door and your windows, even if you leave for just a few minutes.
  • Watch your keys; do not lend them, do not leave them, do not lose them, and do not put your name and address on the key ring. If you do lose your keys have the locks to your home changed.
  • Watch out for unwanted visitors. Know who's on the other side of the door before you open it. Be wary of isolated spots, like underground garages, open offices after business hours, and apartment laundry rooms.
  • Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Vary your route. Stay in well-traveled, well-lit areas.
  • Have your key ready to use before you reach the door - home, car, or work.
  • Park in well-lit areas and lock the car, even if you'll only be gone a few minutes.
  • Drive on well-traveled streets, with doors and windows locked.
  • Never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker.
  • Keep your car in good shape with plenty of gas in the tank.
  • In case of car trouble, call for help on your cellular phone. If you don't have a phone, put the hood up, lock the doors, and put a banner in the rear mirror that says, "Help. Call police."

More information on sexual assault:
For more information about sexual assault, visit: this website or contact the following organizations:

  • Loveisrespect.org / Phone: 866-331-9474 (TTY: 866-331-8453)
  • National Center for Victims of Crime / Phone: 202-467-8700
  • National Crime Prevention Council / Phone: 202-466-6272
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline / Phone: 800-799-7233 (TTY: 800-787-3224)
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center / Phone: 877-739-3895 or 717-909-0710 (TTY: 717-909-0715)
  • Office on Violence Against Women, OJP, DOJ / Phone: 202-307-6026 (TTY: 202-307-2277)
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network / Phone: 800-656-4673 or 202-544-3064

Other Emergency Assistance

  • Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours, confidential): 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Huron Valley Ambulance: 734-994-4111
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) For Hearing/Speech Impaired (TTY: 800-799-4889)
  • Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: 734-712-3000
  • Suicide Intervention (U of M Emergency Psychiatric Services) 734-996-4747
  • Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474
  • The Safe House Center: 734-995-5444
  • U of M Hospital: 734-936-6666
  • WCC Anonymous Tip Hotline: 734-677-5343

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