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The Rebound Detroit: Resources available to fight addiction

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Posted at 5:53 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 06:56:47-04

(WXYZ) — In a time of social quarantine brought on by the coronavirus, few will feel more alone than those fighting addiction. They're battling the virus, the loneliness of isolation and struggle to turn their lives around.

Andrew Brown is a peer recovery coach with CARE of Southeastern Michigan and started his recovery journey in 2007. Brown says while times are stressful there are resources available for people fighting addiction on matter where you are in your recovery. But now those resources are virtual. In addition to traditional therapy alternative methods are available too like recovery yoga from Detroit recovery project.

Andrew says "Yoga is really taken off. A lot of people, including people I work with directly, have really said, hey, the yoga groups have been super great to help me, you know, just put my mind at ease."

Even with the stay at home order, many care programs are seeing a boost in attendance. There are recovery programs for grief and trauma, a seeking safety group, along with specialty men's women's and LGBTQ+ support groups. And the lessons learned in those session can help long after the yoga mat has been rolled up and put away. "Remember when you're in that guided meditation, and that yoga group or in that support group, what you felt and how you felt, Andrew stresses. “ Getting some positive feedback and just getting through things and use that in times of difficulty”

But Andrew feared the pandemic, with its widespread impacts, could be an insurmountable hurdle. But people have been fighting hard to achieve and maintain sobriety. And i couldn't have been more wrong, Andrew says. “you know, people that really prove me wrong. And that's been the amazing, inspiring part of my job is seeing people overcome these things and give me strength.”

So here's the rebound rundown:

  • Help is available now
  • There is still help available right now if you're battling addiction
  • Therapy and lessons are virtual
  • You can talk to someone who has conquered addiction
  • If you belong to a group facing special challenges in many cases care and other recovery groups can address those concerns.

But most important, take the next step, like Andrew did. “It was the hardest thing i ever did. But the best thing, you know, because it gave me it gave me life.”

Andrews success is available to everyone. If you need help here are resources in your community to help you with your personal rebound.

WAYNE COUNTY

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 800-241-4949

CITY OF DETROIT

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 800-241-4949

OAKLAND COUNTY

Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 248-464-6363

WASHTENAW COUNTY

CMH Partnership of SE MI
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 800-440-7548

MACOMB COUNTY

Macomb County Community Mental Health Services
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 586-948-0222

MONROE

CMH Partnership of SE MI
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 800-440-7548

LENAWEE COUNTY

CMH Partnership of SE MI
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 800-440-7548

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

CMH Partnership of SE MI
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 800-440-7548

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

Region 10

Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 888-225-4447 TTY 888-225-1973

LAPEER COUNTY

Region 10
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 888-225-4447 TTY 888-225-1973

SANILAC COUNTY

Region 10
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 888-225-4447 TTY 888-225-1973

GENESEE COUNTY

Region 10
Phone: (24-hours, 7-days) 877-346-3648 TTY 810-257-1346