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Arenac Behavioral Health

Arenac Behavioral Health in Standish, MI

Arenac Behavioral Health is a full-service facility offering a wide range of addiction and mental health services tailored to meet individual needs, with a focus on compassion and healing.

Arenac Behavioral Health Overview

Arenac Behavioral Health is a full-service facility located in Standish, Michigan that offers a full spectrum of behavioral health services to the residents of Arenac and surrounding counties. At Arenac Behavioral Health, they offer a variety of treatment programs and services to help individuals overcome addiction and mental health struggles. Their goal is to provide providing the highest quality treatment, while keeping the focus on creating an atmosphere of compassion and healing.

At Arenac Behavioral Health, they offer a wide range of services designed to help individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse. Their services include individual and group therapy, medication management, crisis intervention, and evidence-based treatment modalities. Each treatment plan is tailored to meet the individual's specific needs and includes comprehensive assessments, relapse prevention planning, and aftercare services. Additionally, they also offer an intensive outpatient program for those who need more comprehensive care.

Arenac Behavioral Health is accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and is a part of the Behavioral Health Services of Michigan (BHSM) network. They have also been the recipient of the Peaks of Excellence Award from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, recognizing the success of their programs in helping individuals live healthier, more productive lives.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 9 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated


A person who struggles with addiction and a mental health condition suffers from a dual diagnosis. This means that they have two issues that must be treated. Taking care of one or the other is tough, and taking care of both cannot be done alone. A patient who receives dual diagnosis treatment in Michigan will be given the best chance at becoming sober.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

“Outpatient treatment is ideal for those who have a lower intensity addiction. It’s also suitable for those with a supportive environment and those on a tight budget.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. It may involve weekly sessions instead of daily. Peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be used and anti-addiction medication.

Therapies & Programs

No single treatment works for all addicts; therefore, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to find what works best for each individual. Some people requiring addiction treatment may only need a few weeks of inpatient care. Others will require long-term residential care. Tolerance and withdrawal levels vary from person to person and thus affect the intensity of the treatment needed.

If an individualized approach to treatment and therapy is not offered, addicts may fail to reap benefits from their efforts. Professionals must customize plans according to their patient’s needs, limitations, and strengths. The goal of all forms of addiction treatment should be for addicts to find healthy ways to cope with their addiction and its underlying causes.

Couples therapy for drug addiction is a unique form of therapy that allows family members to work through the emotional issues of their loved one’s addiction together. Family members can support each other while learning how to cope with the addiction and encourage healthy changes.

Accordingly, couples therapy for drug addiction is designed for an addict and their significant other or spouse. The two will work with a therapist to learn how the addiction affects themselves and the relationship and how to break the negative patterns of behavior that may have developed.

Drug addiction can destroy a person’s life, as well as their family and friends. The loss of one’s ability to choose how to live and behave often leads the addict into depression, anger, guilt, and many emotional problems.

The therapies usually include siblings, children, and parents who are involved in their daily lives. These sessions are vital because they address past issues that may have hampered an addict’s or alcoholic’s recovery and provide support at a crucial time!

One of the most critical aspects of family therapy is helping addicts’ loved ones see their situation in a new light. It’s also one of the most challenging things a family can do when a loved one struggles with addiction or alcoholism.

Group therapy is held in a safe, controlled setting where patients can feel comfortable sharing their struggles and gaining perspective through shared conversations. It takes place in a group rather than one on one to prevent feelings of isolation or being unique in their situation while creating an environment for addicts at Arenac Behavioral Health to develop fellowship, accountability, and support. Group therapy is an important tool in recovery that prevents cravings that prompt a return to active addiction.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps patients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is beneficial for those whose addictions and behaviors stem from severe mental health issues. It aims to help the patient achieve their goals and identify how they can enhance their lives.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a talking-based method that helps people struggling with addiction replace destructive behaviors with healthier ones. CBT also helps them identify the underlying thoughts and beliefs that cause these behaviors in the first place and ways to control those thoughts and feelings. It can be administered as a holistic therapy or as part of combination therapy and—as opposed to turning to drugs and alcohol—helps addicts learn how to respond to negative thoughts instead.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Arenac Behavioral Health Location and Directions
    1000 West Cedar street
    Standish, MI 48658

    Phone Number
    (989) 846-4573

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    Arenac Behavioral Health Location and Directions

    1000 West Cedar street
    Standish, MI 48658
    (989) 846-4573


    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

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    Listed October 11, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Standish, Michigan Addiction and Treatment

    Michigan has the second-highest rate of drug and alcohol abuse in the nation. Heroin is linked to more than 50% of the state's hepatitis C cases. Marijuana is the drug most often associated with crimes in Michigan, followed by methamphetamines. Opioids alone are responsible for almost 20% of all drug overdose deaths in Michigan.

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