Working for Our Community

MI Recovery is a comprehensive set of options for recovery from substance use disorder and addiction.

MI Recovery’s Background and Purpose

A simple, easy, and comprehensive website did not previously exist to assist individuals who are searching for substance use treatment resources or recovery support. That is where MI Recovery stepped in.

Our purpose is to implement recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) strategy by creating a user-friendly experience, with an accompanying stigma-reduction marketing campaign, to assist in the access and navigation of substance use treatment and recovery support services throughout West Michigan.

We do this by working with the community. The workgroup brought together The Grand Rapids Red Project, Recovery Allies of West Michigan, and the Kent County Health Department to launch in 2016.

Are you a provider and want to be included? Complete this form to be added as a recovery resource. Once we have your organization uploaded, we will send you login information so that you can edit your services offered whenever you would like.


Recovery From Substance Use Disorder and Addiction

Recovery is a different experience for everyone. Simply put—some treatments and support services work for some people. Surveys estimate that only about 10% of people who can benefit from treatment actually receive treatment. Success rates of treatment for substance use disorder are difficult to measure, yet are widely accepted to be about 40%-60% successful, which is similar to treatments for other chronic illnesses.

The variation cannot be explained by differences in strength nor will-power because substance use disorder and addiction are identified as chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, we do not have a cure yet. However, recovery does happen for over 23.5 million people across the US.

Recovery happens. Recovery is for everyone. We can create a community that better supports people with substance use disorder and addiction, which is the foundational belief of recovery-oriented systems of care.

The recovery community continues to grow, and recent advancements shine brightly upon the possibilities of the future. As more people are able to share their stories and experiences openly, more people are also able to benefit from reduced stigma. We are grateful to be a part of these efforts to increase access to services and improve the quality of life for everyone impacted by substance use disorder and addiction.