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Substance Use Disorder

We are dedicated to helping individuals with substance use concerns.
There is no wrong door for accessing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services.

Substance use disorder affects people from all walks of life and all age groups.
Do you find yourself misusing alcohol and/or drugs? Is that abuse now causing health problems, a disability, and/or causing you to fail with major responsibilities at work, school, or home? If yes, you may be suffering from Substance Use Disorder.

Seeking Treatment Is A Sign Of Strength
And It's Never Too Late to Start Your Journey Towards Recovery

For almost two decades, HealthWest has been providing substance use services.  All HealthWest teams serve individuals with co-occuring substance use concerns. We also have a recovery management team for individuals with a primary SUD disorder and serious persistent mental illness. The staff on this team are specially trained and certified in assisting individuals in recovering from substance use concerns.

HealthWest substance use disorder services include a full assessment of the person and the substances used, individual therapy to promote the recovery process, group treatment based on individual needs according to the stage of change, and Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) for individuals receiving services at HealthWest. Priority placement is given to pregnant women, women with children and those with Child Protective Services involvement.

Criteria For Admission

  • HealthWest will provide an assessment to anyone seeking treatment for a substance use concern
  • Pregnant women are prioritized for treatment. Click here if you have questions or concerns related to pregnancy and alcohol or drug use.
  • Referrals are generally made when an individual and their provider mutually decide to address substance use concerns
  • If criteria is not met for HealthWest services, a referral will be made to another community provider

How To Apply/Access Services

  • Individuals are encouraged to walk into HealthWest during business hours where a member of the Access Team will meet with the individual, complete an assessment and make a referral for services or call 231-720-3200.
  • For Detox or Residential Services, contact 231-720-3200.
  • Individuals may also contact any community provider directly and be scheduled for intake as well.

In Immediate Crisis?

  • Help is always available. HealthWest's 24/7 Crisis Line is 231-722-HELP (4357).
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing an overdose or are in immediate fear of death or injury, please dial 911.
  • If you or a loved one are in distress and seeking a suicide prevention lifeline, dial or text 988. 988 provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress.

Groups Available

  • Several maintenance groups are held each week to sustain recovery
  • Skill-building groups such as anger management and topical groups for male and female members only
  • Groups available for people contemplating involvement in substance use treatment
  • Relapse prevention is a major emphasis in group
  • We also hold weekly OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY Smart Recovery Meetings.

Lifesaving Naloxone

Naloxone (commonly called NARCAN®) is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids—including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications—when given in time. If you or someone you know is at increased risk for opioid overdose, especially those struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD), you should carry Narcan and keep it at home.

At HealthWest, we offer a Narcan vending machine inside the lobby of our Mental Health Center at 376 E. Apple, Muskegon, Michigan. Although residents can get Narcan for FREE, getting it into the hands of individuals who are at risk of overdose or their loved ones can be a challenge. Our vision is that this Narcan vending machine will provide an easy access point to all residents of Muskegon County.

HealthWest now has a Narcan vending machine in their lobby