Peer Recovery Program visits Holocaust Memorial Center

The Peer Recovery Coach Program had the priviledge to visit the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan this week. We had a great turnout of 28 people that attended the outing and we were all given a tour of the museum. We also heard stories from one of the Holocaust survivors. Being in the business of substance abuse treatment and recovery, our staff and gentlemen were able to relate to many of the recounts our speaker told us. T...

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Help Us Get To the NA World Convention in Philadelphia!

This fall, August 29th - September 1st, Mariners Inn will facilitate a trip to Philadelphia so that our clients and alumni can participate in this years World convention of Narcotics Anonymous. Our men have attended the event in the past and acknowledge the value and benefits that the convention has on their recovery. In order to attend this event this year, the clients, alumni and staff of Mariners Inn will need to raise approximately $10,000! W...

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Check-out our New Residential Youth Prevention Program

RYPP is an ongoing program that will house up to twenty (20) youth ages 18 – 24. The men will have the option to select between groups, class and therapy sessions Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm. There will also be the following activities available based on need and interest:· Vocational Groups (twice a week)Resume and cover letter writingEmployment SearchInterview PreparationProper use of Social MediaProfessionalism & EtiquetteDiversity...

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Mariners Inn at Detroit Area Convention of Narcotics Anonymous

DACNA XXI "Living The Dream" March 28-31, 2013 The Detroit Marriott Hotel400 Renaissance DriveDetroit, MI 48243Reservations: 313-352-0831March 28th-31st marks the twenty first anniversary of the Detroit Area Convention of NarcoticsAnonymous or DACNA. This annual event brings people in recovery from all over the Detroit area tocelebrate the beauty of recovery from substance abuse with marathon meetings, special speakers,dances, and even a fashion ...

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CEO Dave Sampson at the APE Seminar

According to a 2012 study by the Partnership at and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, 23.5 million adult Americans have issues with alcohol or drug abuse.-thats one in ten adults! We have seen an increasing focus on recovery communities as an effective tool in helping those suffering from addiction.The next Applied Professional Education Seminar for Addiction Professionals (and others in the helpin...

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Healthy reactions to matters outside my control

I still experience strong emotions when people (landlords, relatives, employers, friends) contact me about a status or question about one of my sons. There’s a lot of collateral damage floating around out there and it pops up from time to time. The reality is their drug addiction left untreated progressed to typical outcomes: irresponsibility, vagabond lifestyles, and, in some instances, drug related crime. As a result, I’m left standing as the o...

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Trip to the Detroit International Auto Show with Fox Sports Express

On Friday, January 25, 2013 the wonderful people at Fox Sports came to Mariners Inn to pick up approximately sixty consumers and take them to the Detroit International Auto Show in downtown Detroit, Michigan. We all boarded the Fox Sports Fan Express Bus and rode down to the Auto Show. The bus was absolutely beautiful and the seats were very comfortable. The consumers really enjoyed the bus ride to the Auto Show. The bus was able to pull up right...

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Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction

By Josh Thompson, Guest Contributor of Addicitionblog.orgAlcohol addiction is a complex problem with no easy answers. Is alcohol abuse a mental illness? Experts don’t agree. Even when it comes to peer-reviewed research on how to treat alcohol addiction, the studies are often conflicting. Yet the recovery community in the U.S. so often takes an “us against them” approach when it comes to discussing treatment methodologies. So, what role should alc...

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New Years 2013 Resolution

I was once told that the two most powerful words in the English language were “ThankYou”. What better choice of words are there to express the joy and satisfaction we feel for our tremendous supporters and the wonderful people we serve. “Thank You” for believing in us and our mission; “Thank You” for supporting our endeavors; “Thank You” for recognizing the good work being done here; and “Thank You” for allowing us to positively impact the commun...

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merrry X-Mas!

I'm so excited for Christmas to come. I have gathered so many bones, used socks, old balls, and weird fuzzy things to give to all my friends at Mariners Inn.Maybe you too can help them have a good x-mas! Just drop off your new hats, gloves, scarves, word search books, travel coffee cups, or a monetary donation to Mariners Inn.I'll be looking for you!!!...

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Mariners Inn awarded $41,000 Grant from Ethel and James Flinn Foundation

We are please to announce that Mariners Inn has received a $41,400 grant to provide psychiatric services to our consumers by way of the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation.The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation is committed to improving the quality, scope and delivery of mental health services in Michigan.The purpose of this proposed project is to care for consumers with co-occurring disorders more effectively by treating their addiction and mental il...

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A Holiday Shopping Spree With

We all have busy lives, especially during a hurried holiday season. Making your holiday gift givingeasy, Artful Vision offers a fabulous array of beautiful, American-made gifts. Choose Higher Groundat checkout and 20% of your purchase will be donated to making the season of “it’s better to give than receive” a reality.Grab a cup of coffee and settle in to browse Artful Vision’s beautiful gift options. When you’re done, let friends and family know...

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