How to Find Detox in Michigan

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As another example of the impact substance abuse can have on communities, Michigan saw 2,011 drug overdose deaths in 2018.[1] The state ranks 10th in the nation for overall drug abuse problems.[2]

Substance abuse can destroy careers, families and friendships, not to mention the impacts on users’ health and well-being. American Addiction Centers are ready to help you confront your substance abuse problem. Our facilities provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to people from Michigan with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.[3]

Whether you need treatment or are helping a loved one with an addiction problem, this page outlines the types of treatment services and options for payment, as well as how to find the best program that meets your needs in Michigan.

Types of Rehab in Michigan

If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, your treatment needs may be based on the severity and nature of your substance abuse problem. Many programs begin with detox and withdrawal treatment, continue with inpatient care, and often can involve outpatient care as well.

“Detox,” or detoxification treatment, involves the safe clearance of drugs or alcohol from the body and lasts from a few days to several weeks. For people with extensive addictions, the period of withdrawal and detox can lead to painful and even dangerous side effects. Common withdrawal symptoms include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and muscle aches. In severe cases, people may experience delirium tremens (DTs), which can sometimes bring on a stroke or heart attack.[4] Consequently, detox and withdrawal treatment emphasizes safe physical stabilization under medical observation before encouraging patients to advance to a long-term addiction therapy program.

Inpatient treatment seeks to establish 24-7 medical stabilization and can last between 1 and 3 months. Inpatient settings require the patient to reside on-site and follow the facility’s programming, which may include one-on-one therapy, group sessions, or other therapies.

Outpatient treatment emphasizes continued care, healthier habits and coping mechanisms as clients return to their normal lives. Rather than staying in a residential setting, the client resumes their routines, usually while attending weekly group and individual therapy sessions. Outpatient treatment can help people who may not be able to suspend work obligations or family responsibilities.

This table shows how Michigan has more than 465 facilities that offer different types of treatment. Experts find that the longer the patient stays in treatment, the more effective the program will be.

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 409 87.96%
Regular 396 85.16%
Intensive 165 35.48%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 36 7.74%
Detoxification 45 9.68%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 91 19.57%
Residential (non-hospital) 89 19.14%
Short Term 71 15.27%
Long Term 68 14.62%
Detoxification 42 9.03%
Hospital Inpatient 14 3.01%
Treatment 9 1.94%
Detoxification 12 2.58%
Total 465 100.00%

Cos of Rehab Treatment in Michigan

The National Institute of Health has projected that addiction treatment spending in the United States would reach $42 billion in 2020.[5] In 2013, almost $75 million was spent on inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment in Michigan alone.[6]

In 2014, the state expanded Medicaid coverage through a program called Healthy Michigan, giving more residents access to health insurance.[7] Nevertheless, treatment can be expensive, with costs including care from licensed medical professionals, room and board, medications, and staff supervision.

Paying for treatment can be the most pressing concern for people interested in attending rehab or detox. Before you choose a provider to ensure that the facility will suit your treatment needs, determine whether to attend a state-funded facility or a privately owned one. Then decide on the best payment plan for you.

Private Rehab & State-Funded Rehab in Michigan

Private addiction treatment facilities are typically supported by patients with personal financial means or employer-based health insurance that can cover its costs. These programs generally have higher quality services, can have a higher ratio of staff to patients, and are less likely to have the potential limitations of government or state-funded programs. They might also offer more types of therapy.

State and government-funded treatment programs may be more accessible to those who do not have private insurance or personal funds for private treatment. These facilities often accept patients on an as-needed basis as they may not have the capacity to match the demand. Consequently, clients with the most severe addictions usually receive treatment first, while others may be placed on a waitlist. The accessibility issue with government facilities can make private programs preferable for many patients.

This table breaks down the number of treatment facilities in Michigan by whether they are private non-profit, private for-profit, locally-funded, or federally-funded.

Facility Operation, by number and percent
No. %
Private Non-Profit 239 51.40%
Private for Profit 170 36.56%
Local, county, or community government 30 6.45%
State government 4 0.86%
Federal Government 6 1.29%
Tribal Government 16 3.44%
Total 465 100.00%

American Addiction Centers Accepts Private Insurance

At American Addiction Centers we know that treatment costs and payment options can play a major factor in your decision to seek help. We consult with insurance companies across the country to help people access affordable treatment and overcome their addictions. We offer you resources to instantly verify your insurance benefits before you call to help you decide in a timely manner. We also operate a confidential helpline and have treatment facilities across the nation to make sure you can find the closest possible option.

Ways to Pay for Rehab in Michigan

Spending on drug treatment through private insurance has stayed mostly stable in recent years. Total alcohol and other drug treatment spending in the country has declined since 1986, when private insurance contributed nearly 30 percent to substance abuse treatment.[8] The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a mandate that insurance plans cover substance use disorder treatment, but not everyone can afford a plan through the ACA Marketplace.[9]

A Michigan Household Survey on Health Insurance found that 7.8 percent of the state population, or about 790,000 individuals, had no health insurance. [10]. Seeking treatment without health insurance can seem challenging but should not stop people from attempting to find help.

This table breaks down the typical payment methods used and shows how many facilities in Michigan accept each payment type.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 427 91.83%
Private Health Insurance 373 80.22%
Medicare 273 58.71%
Medicaid 324 69.68%
State-financed Health insurance 258 55.48%
Federal military insurance 194 41.72%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 4 0.86%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 41 8.82%
Other payments 1 0.22%
Sliding fee scale 262 56.34%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 170 36.56%
Total 465 100.00%

The table above shows that 373 of the 465 total treatment facilities in Michigan accept private insurance, while 427 accept cash or self-payment as well. At least 258 of the 465 accept state-financed health insurance and 194 work with federal military insurance plans. Lacking a private insurance plan could limit your options, but don’t let that stop you from seeking the help you need, as some treatment facilities offer assistance programs.

Treatment Center Accreditations in Michigan

After figuring out the level of care you need and the provider that best suits your payment method, you may want to review the treatment facilities’ accreditation under your consideration. Accreditation means that a facility has undergone evaluations that reveal its quality standards in client care, based on such factors as patient satisfaction, long-term effectiveness of treatment, and more.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or CARF, provides accreditation to operators around the world at the request of health providers, including 92 in Michigan. In addition to the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the Joint Commission Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Providers (also known as the Joint Commission) has been providing accreditation to treatment centers in Michigan for decades.[11] The Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals has certified more than 3,600 professionals in the state.[12]

This table identifies the typical accreditations along with the number of facilities who hold each type:

Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent
No. %
Any listed agency/organization 453 97.42%
State substance abuse agency 413 88.82%
State mental health department 164 35.27%
State department of health 189 40.65%
Hospital licensing authority 20 4.30%
The Joint Commission 92 19.78%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 252 54.19%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 7 1.51%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 54 11.61%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 4 0.86%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 18 3.78%
Total 465 100.00%

No matter the type of treatment you need or how you plan to pay for it, many reputable providers with accreditations serve the state of Michigan.

Finding Addiction Treatment in Michigan

A 2013 report from Trust For America’s Health found that only 1 in 10 people with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment in the United States.[13] You can be one of those who takes action against an addiction. When looking for withdrawal treatment in Michigan, consider one of our facilities.

American Addiction Centers provides detox and all forms of treatment across the country while being dedicated to addressing any co-occurring mental disorders that may impact your addiction. We operate a free and confidential helpline, where our team members can help you get the information you need to start you on the road to recovery. We can be reached at If you need help, don’t delay.