We Specialize in Drug Detoxification.

On a five-acre campus surrounded by the natural beauty and tranquil waters of Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan, Bear River Health offers medically monitored detox, residential care, and outpatient services for individuals struggling with substance abuse.


Who We Are

Northern Michigan's premier center for drug and alcohol detoxification and addiction treatment services.

Bear River Health (BRH) creates an atmosphere perfect for addressing our patients’ individual addiction needs. BRH acknowledges that each person has a uniqueness all their own and provides treatment personalized to meet those unique needs. Our program provides exposure to multiple pathways to recovery setting the foundation for long-term recovery.

Our compassionate, empathetic and caring professionals have years of experience assisting in detoxifying individuals from drugs and alcohol. We treat drug and alcohol addiction as a chronic and progressive medical disease that affects the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of individuals and their families.

At Bear River Health, we offer a medically supervised detoxification program that safely manages the painful symptoms that accompany withdrawal. Our twenty-four hour medical staff utilizes the Evidence Based Practice Protocols established by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).

Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs offer several different, well established, individualized treatment modalities aimed at improving compliance and reducing the risk of relapse.


Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing the rehab program. Our facility offers aftercare planning and/or support and works with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. It’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

History of Certified Treatment


Licensed with the State of Michigan & accredited by the Joint Commission to provide Substance Abuse Services for Detoxification, Residential Treatment Services, and Outpatient Services