Mariners Inn Sixth Annual Housing Program Weekend Retreat

Reflection, Relaxation, Self AppraisalMariners Inn Sixth Annual Housing Retreat took place this year, October 11th through the 13th. Thirty Housing residents participated in a weekend of therapeutic relaxation, meditation and solidarity.Six years ago, the purpose of the housing retreat began simply for the Housing residents and Alumni members to enjoy a weekend out away from the inner city, in the country. However, through the years the purpose a...

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Antidotes For Addiction via Top Counseling Schools.Com

Antidotes for AddictionDrug addiction is a serious disease. In the U.S. alone, it affects millions of people and claims numerous lives. This staggering epidemic of substance abuse has led to an abundance of treatment options. Just what are they, and how do they help?1 in 10The estimated number of Americans (ages 12+) who use drugs or alcohol daily23.2 millionAmericans with clinical substance addiction$600 billionAnnual medical and economic costs ...

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Mariners Inn Awarded $3,500 Beautification Grant

Mariners Inn, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe, collaborated on a beautification project to clean up and enhance the external grounds of the agency, Saturday, June 29th. Despite a few sprinkles and ominous clouds, community volunteers, Rotary members, residents of Mariners Inn and staff proved that "many hands do indeed make quick work".Paul Rentenbach, the president of the Grosse Pointe Rotary and member Dave Allard have been...

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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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