Professional and caring assistance is available for individuals who are experiencing substance use issues.

From the moment you request substance use treatment services, all information you share is protected by federal confidentiality laws.

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How do I receive services?

To seek help for substance use issues, contact the ISK Access Center at (269) 373-6000 or (888) 373-6200. Our staff can talk with you and connect you with other agencies as necessary. You’re also welcome to contact Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health (SWMBH) directly. SWMBH is the Substance Use Treatment Coordinating Agency for Kalamazoo County and can be reached toll-free at (800) 781-0353. SWMBH will be responsible for authorizing/approving your substance use services.

Cost for services

Fees are based upon your ability to pay or your health insurance coverage. While no one is denied services based on their financial situation, there may be a waiting list in place to receive non-Medicaid covered services.

Core Services Include:

  • Substance Use Screening: Substance use screening works with youth and families to determine if a substance use issue is present and if there is a need for treatment. Our Access Center is available to assist and guide families in securing an appointment at a community agency.
  • Counseling: Individual or group therapy.
  • Recovery support: Peers are people who have been in your situation and will stay connected with you throughout your recovery.
  • Residential treatment: a safe, stable, temporary living environment to learn and practice recovery skills.
  • Prevention services

Services are provided in the least restrictive environment available to assist you in meeting your treatment goals. We work closely with:
  • Community resource agencies
  • Health care providers
  • Mental health treatment agencies
  • Department of Human Services
  • Housing resources

Signs of Substance Use Disorders

  • Feeling like you should cut down on your drinking or other drug use.
  • Feeling bad or guilty about your drinking or other drug use.
  • Taking a drink or using other drugs when you first get up.
  • A friend or family member has told you things you said or did while you were drinking or using drugs that you could not remember.
  • Injecting drugs.
  • Persons under 18 using alcohol or other drugs.