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Genesee County MiPHY Data

Local Resources

Genesee Health System (Treatment, Prevention & Education)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Anyone seeking services for a mental health or substance use disorder should contact the GHS Access Center for a screening and referral. Screenings are completed, and if eligible, followed by referral to the appropriate provider. Those seeking treatment for substance use disorders can access a number of providers and services within and near Genesee County. Funding is provided for a continuum of consumer-centered substance use disorder treatment services for people who are uninsured, under-insured, Healthy Michigan, Medicaid, or MI Child recipients.
Contact GHS at:
Crisis Line: 810-257-3740 or Text FLINT to 741741 

420 W Fifth Avenue, Flint, MI 48503
(Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm)
Behavioral Health Urgent Care: 810-496-5500 (Virtual or Walk In)
422 W 4th Avenue, Flint, MI 48503
(Open Monday-Friday 8am-10:30pm)

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties (Treatment, Prevention & Education)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Provides support groups, programs, and classes in an effort to strengthen individuals and families. Counseling program helps children, adolescents, and families experiencing substance use and other mental health disorders including co-occurring/dual-disorder services and substance use assessments.
Contact Catholic Charities at:

C-SAM Counseling Center, LLC (Treatment, Prevention & Education)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Offers individual outpatient mental health and substance abuse services, substance abuse prevention and education groups, domestic violence/anger management groups, and drug screening services.
Contact C-SAM Counseling Center, LLC at:

Flint Odyssey House (Treatment, Prevention & Education)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Adolescent Program offers day treatment, intensive outpatient, individual counseling, case management and peer recovery support services/family support for youth age 13-17.
Contact Flint Odyssey House at:

Hope Network-Connexion (Treatment, Prevention & Education)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Offers parenting classes to assist parents with preventing substance use in their homes.
Contact Hope Network-Connexion at:

New Oakland Family Centers (Treatment Services)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Intensive outpatient counseling. Dual diagnosis-mental health and substance use disorder.

Contact New Oakland Family Centers at:

Remedy Exchange (Prevention & Education Services)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Provides motivational change for youth and adults to address high risk drug and alcohol choices using the Prime for Life program. Addresses awareness of mental health disorders for youth and adults through Mental Health First Aid. Improves decision making and skill building among Middle School age youth with the Botvin’s Life Skills program. Assists parents with the challenges of parenting through the Nurturing Families and Guiding Good Choices parenting programs.
Contact Remedy Exchange at:

Reach (Treatment, Prevention & Education) 
Services Available to: Youth
Services available to any youth, ages 10-17, that are considered to be a runaway, homeless or an at-risk individual.

Contact Reach at:

Sacred Heart-Flint (Treatment Services)
Services Available to: Youth
Outpatient services for adolescents age 16+.
Contact Sacred Heart-Flint at:

Therapy Center for Wellness and Recovery, LLP (Treatment Services)
Services Available to: Youth, Parents, Adults 
Provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for individuals and families. Specializing in trauma and substance abuse. Certified in Auricular Acupuncture.

Contact Therapy Center for Wellness and Recovery, LLP at:
4511 Miller Rd, Flint, MI 48507

Local Self-Help Resources

Alcoholic Anonymous-Flint Area Unity Council
Contact Alcoholic Anonymous-Flint Area Unity Council at:

Al-Anon and Alateen
Contact Al-Anon and Alateen at:

Families Against Narcotics
Contact Families Against Narcotics at:

Narcotics Anonymous-Flint
Contact Narcotics Anonymous-Flint at:

Nar-Anon Support for Families-United in Hope
Contact Nar-Anon Support for Families – United in Hope at:

State Resources

Talk Sooner
TalkSooner serves as a resource for parents to access information about substance use prevention. TalkSooner helps parents inform youth about the dangers of substance use. Focus group data suggested that youth do seek information and guidance from parents and other adults, so it is important that parents have these difficult conversations.
For more information visit:

Parenting Awareness Michigan
Celebrates people raising children and promotes year round education and resources for parents and caregivers. Its mission is to promote parenting awareness, education, and resources through state outreach and local effort.
For more information visit:

MI 211
2-1-1 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government resources in your area. Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We’re here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected.
For more information visit:

National Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
For more information visit:

Talk. They Hear You.
Practice talking to your kids about the dangers of alcohol. Prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with your kids about underage drinking. SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You” app.
Talk. They Hear You. app:

My Life, My Quit
My life, my quit is a youth quit tobacco and vaping program that offers free and confidential help from quit coaches specifically trained to listen to teens, help teens navigate social situations that involve tobacco or vaping, and find healthy ways to cope with stress.
For more information visit:

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
For more information visit:

NIDA for Teens
For more information visit:

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 
For more information visit:

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What is meant by drug misuse?

Drug misuse refers to the use of a drug for purposes for which it was not intended or using a drug in excessive quantities. Drug addiction is a state of physical or psychological dependence on a drug.

What is substance use and abuse?

Substance use is the use of drugs, alcohol, or chemicals. The substance abuse results in physical, psychological, emotional harm to the user or others.