Where the Magic Happens ...

Do you need inspiration today? Then you will LOVE this story of how years fly by, staff changes, but the mission of supporting recovery at Mariners Inn has stayed the same!Read "Where the Magic Happens ... The White Family & Mariners Inn" here. ...

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Just My Two Cents - from David Sampson, CEO

Normally, in the City of Detroit, when the term "The Big Three" is used, there is an automatic association with the auto industry: Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.However, it's the time of year where the recovery community recognizes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's as "the big three". Some of you might wonder what that means. I am glad you asked: the holidays represent a particularly difficult time for people that are new in the recove...

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Anthony's Story

Many of us take advantage of the holiday season as a time to share photos and stories highlighting the year coming to a close with our family and friends.Today I would like to share a wonderful story of change you’ve made possible through your support of recovery in 2015.Anthony At the age of 17, Anthony, now 53, was introduced to alcohol and marijuana by his friends and later became addicted to both substances. Anthony’s addiction grew and led ...

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Adopt-A-Family Featured on Street Beat

Watch here as Portia Hardrick-Brown and David Hardrick explain our annual Adopt-a-Family, and talk about ways you can get involved! ...

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Just My Two Cents – from David Sampson, CEO

Recently the internet published a despicable act of ignorance from a fast food restaurant employee that made my skin boil - not simply because of what he did, but also because he was encouraged by the people actually filming the unconscionable act of disrespect and dehumanization (video here). My initial response to the online video was sadness. That sadness quickly turned into the type of internal vigilantism that wanted to see an equal reacti...

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How You Can Help a Person in Recovery

Joseph Rizzo, MA, TLLP Lead Counselor & Outpatient Director, Mariners Inn Foster Motivation and Encouragement Helping someone achieve recovery is a process that is predicated on the individuality of the client. In most cases, the individual needs to have an internal motivation to obtain his or her own sobriety. Thus it can be difficult for others to assist a person in obtaining their own sobriety. However, within the realm of recovery ...

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Family Counseling in the Treatment Process - Interview with Treatment Director Kori Loewe

Read this article featured on Addiction Blog for more information about Mariners Inn's approach to family counseling. For more information, call 313-962-9446 or email

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Mariners Inn CEO David Sampson on Kiwanitalk

David Sampson, Mariners Inn CEO, is featured on this week's Kiwanitalk show - take a look at the video online or watch on TV to find out more about Mariners Inn's approach to recovery and the resulting success stories!...

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Mariners Inn's Fall 2015 Newsletter

Read our just-published Fall 2015 Newsletter to find out more about recovery at Mariners Inn and ways you can get involved! ...

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Take a look our exciting recent news!

1) Young Men in Recovery Giving Back at Mariners Inn2) Mariners Inn COO Selected for Leadership Detroit3) Mariners Inn Treatment Director Named Marshall Memorial Fellow...

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Christopher's Story

Chris came to Mariners Inn with an array of different issues - his alcohol and drug use had spiraled out of control and he had no place to live. Chris had resorted to selling drugs to support his expensive habits; the criminal behavior had gotten so out of control that Chris realized he needed to make some changes with his life.Chris entered our program in April 2014; from the beginning, he was very engaged in the process of recovery. In July 201...

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