Check your drugs (Link to test kits page)
"We manufacture and sell testing kits from this website so users can test their own powder and tablets. Since 1999, we have sold hundreds of thousands of testing kits to people in dozens of countries."
Meeting Finder Link (US + Canada)
"In our mutual support meetings, offered online and in-person, participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. SMART provides specialized meetings and resources for a variety of communities, including Family & Friends, veterans, and more."
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Meeting Finder Link
"ACA is a 12 Step program that focuses on emotional sobriety.
We were all profoundly affected by the dysfunction in our families of origin, whether alcohol was present in the home or not. Consequently, we developed a set of “laundry list” traits that helped us survive that experience. These traits may have been adaptive at the time, but have now come to substantially disrupt our lives.
We recover by “working our program.” This means attending ACA meetings and working the Twelve Steps. The Steps are not meant to be worked in isolation, which is why we work with more experienced members, a twelve step group, and/or our fellow travelers (others in ACA)."
ACA is a spiritual program, not a religious program. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. ACA has no membership fees.
Meeting Finder Link
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
Ypsi (and other locations), MI
Drop in Fentanyl testing offered if you need to test a drug or substance you have and cannot purchase a dance safety kit, Unified tests for free, no questions asked, no name taken. They also offer syringe services. They are likely to encourage you to accept treatment.
The above image is a direct link to the Harm Reduction services page of their website.
Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs
Icarus Project Harm Reduction Guide
"The Icarus Project and Freedom Center’s expanded 52-page guide gathers the best information we’ve come across and the most valuable lessons we’ve learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Includes info on mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits, wellness tools, withdrawal, detailed Resource section, information for people staying on their medications, and much more. Written by Will Hall, with a 14-member health professional Advisory board providing research assistance and 24 other collaborators involved in developing and editing. The guide has photographs and art throughout, and a beautiful original cover painting by Ashley McNamara."
PDF of all Pharmacies in Michigan
"This allows a pharmacist to dispense Naloxone without an individual prescription and without identifying a particular patient. With this, the “prescription” comes from the standing doctor’s order from the State. Although individual doctor prescriptions still work for this, as an alternative, family, friends, or others can now obtain Naloxone to use in an emergency without an individual prescription. Administrative rules have been written to implement the standing order."
Health Professional Recovery Program
Based in Michigan
If you are a health professional struggling with addiction or you know someone who is, this program will work to get someone into treatment and protect someone's license. It is a non-punitive alternative.
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5pm
Cannabinoid Drug Interaction Review
An application that helps you review drug interactions of cannabis with your medications. If you use marijuana recreationally or medicinally and you take any medication regularly, it is likely that it could interact with THC or CBD. This app was put out by Penn
Find your way
Resources posted here span the spectrum of sobriety support to harm reduction strategies. There's no one right way to support folks who use drugs or who struggle with addiction. Take what serves you.
Images are clickable links. Where possible, I've also linked to social media for each resource with each social media icon.
This page is under construction and open to feedback. Please reach out to me if you have a resource you'd like to see on this page.
Last updated May 2022