Harm Reduction in EUP

Harm Reduction is a non-judgmental, person focused approach to reducing injury or harm to persons with substance or opioid use disorder.  Programs increase linkage to services, healthcare, and peer recovery coaching through a personalized plan.  Harm Reduction is often a person’s first step towards recovery.  Research has shown Harm Reduction participants are 5 times more likely to enter into substance use treatment than non-participants and 3 times more likely to stop using drugs.

Chippewa County Health Department

LMAS County Health Department 

Find a Peer Recovery Specialist Near You

Peer Recovery Specialists have had their own experience overcoming the struggle of addiction and are in active recovery. They serve as a guide and mentor, assist in locating support services, help individuals create a personalized recovery plan for those who seek or wish to sustain recovery.  They offer their own life experience as an example of healthy living. Learn more about the peer recovery specialists in your community.

Bay Mills – 906-248-5527

FAN https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/peercoaching

Great Lakes Recovery

LMAS – 906-240-9071

Sault Tribe Behavioral Health – 906-635-6075

Comprehensive Strategy

A formal strategic plan was developed around the overarching goal of: Providing comprehensive SUD/OUD prevention, treatment and recovery services in all five counties within the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.