Successful Addiction Treatment in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Break the cycle of substance use in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and get back to feeling like yourself again.

Addiction treatment has never been easier. Workit Health meets the needs of people with substance use disorder with our innovative digital solution to addiction treatment for Michigan residents. Our Ann Arbor clinic helps you work toward your recovery goals with expert clinicians, skills-based courses, and online recovery groups. 

Successful addiction treatment in Michigan

Addiction is a public health epidemic in America, and Michigan has been hit particularly hard with rates of drug use exceeding the national average. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

  • In 2021, more than twice as many Michiganders died from drug overdoses than from car crashes
  • Between 2009 and 2010, Michigan was one of the top ten states for illicit drug use
  • A higher percentage of Michiganders use illicit substances than the national average
  • 30 percent of treatment admissions in Michigan are for heroin addiction

One of the reasons Michiganders who face addiction struggle to find recovery is accessibility. For folks in many parts of the state—especially northern Michigan—it can be difficult to find effective, affordable help. 

How can telemedicine help people in Michigan who need MAT?

Workit is striving to bridge the gap of poor accessibility through our innovative virtual addiction treatment program. We are committed to bringing treatment to all corners of Michigan via telemedicine, from Monroe County to the Upper Peninsula. Our Care Navigators have spoken with people in rural Michigan who had been driving more than two hours—for every single appointment—to reach a doctor who could (and would) provide their treatment. This travel time is a huge burden, especially on people who don’t have reliable transportation, who have difficulty taking time off work, or who have dependent care responsibilities. Telemedicine like Workit has been life-changing for people with SUD in rural parts of the state. 

Workit Health’s experienced, expert clinicians can prescribe FDA-approved medications to reduce your cravings and assist you toward long-term recovery. Our program provides nonjudgmental, science-backed support to help you achieve your recovery goals—no matter what they are. With Workit’s telemedicine program, you have access to all this support and more from the privacy and comfort of home.

Michiganders in the cities and those in rural parts of the state can access the same exceptional care with in-app medical appointments and group therapy. You can get started with Workit Health’s virtual program in less than 5 minutes, and same-week appointments are often available. 

With Workit, you don’t have to tackle addiction alone.

What can I expect from Workit Health in Ann Arbor?

Workit offers the gold standard of modern addiction care: medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Research shows that this treatment approach:

  • Improves patient survival
  • Increases retention in treatment
  • Decreases illicit opioid use and other criminal activities among people with substance use disorders
  • Increases patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
  • Improves birth outcomes among pregnant women with substance use disorders

That’s why MAT is endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and approved by the Food and Drugs Administration. There are three medications approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Workit clinicians are able to e-prescribe either buprenorphine (in buprenorphine/naloxone medications like Suboxone) or naltrexone to your local pharmacy. Many people don’t realize that the FDA has also approved medications to treat alcohol use disorder: acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone. Workit clinicians can prescribe all three of these medications, depending on the needs and goals of the member.

You’ll connect with your provider and recovery groups through virtual meetings via our secure and private app.

Get the accessible, nonjudgmental treatment you deserve, right in the privacy of home.

Addiction treatment has never been easier to find in Michigan. Workit's Ann Arbor clinic provides substance use treatment to the entire state.

A future free of addiction is in your hands

Recover from addiction at home with medication, community, and support—from the nonjudmental experts who really care.

Olivia Pennelle (Liv) has a masters in clinical social work from Portland State University. She is a mental health therapist, writer, and human activist. Her writing has appeared in STAT News, Insider, Filter Magazine, Ravishly, The Temper, and Shondaland. She is the founder of Liv’s Recovery Kitchen, Life After 12-Step Recovery, and Tera Collaborations. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Follow her on Instagram @Livwritesrecovery and @teracollaborations

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