Spectrum Health Systems

Treatment & Recovery

Celebrity Recovery Spotlight: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore, a beloved actress and talk show host, has captured audiences' hearts worldwide with charm and infectious energy. However, beneath the bright smiles and successful career lies a long and challenging journey of battling alcohol and drug addiction. Barrymore's openness about her struggles has inspired many, offering hope and ...

July 2nd, 2024|

Rebuilding Financial Freedom in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from substance misuse is a journey that encompasses all facets of life, including finances. The path to recovery often intersects with financial challenges, making it essential to address both aspects simultaneously for a holistic recovery. Rebuilding financial freedom after addiction is not only possible but can significantly contribute to ...

June 4th, 2024|

Celebrity Recovery Spotlight: Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr., celebrated as one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors, is equally renowned for his well-documented battle with drug addiction. His journey, characterized by a rollercoaster of highs and lows, is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of recovery. Early Career and the ...

May 21st, 2024|

Creating Space for Addiction Recovery Support

Seeing a loved one struggle with substance use can be heartbreaking and confusing. You may want to help but are unsure how to approach the conversation. Creating a safe and supportive space for open communication is a crucial first step in getting them the help they need. Is There a ...

March 19th, 2024|

Women in Recovery: A Spotlight on Kim Patterson

Kim Patterson's story is an inspiring testament to the power of human resilience. Her path through addiction recovery has equipped her with a profound understanding of substance use disorder (SUD) and a fierce dedication to empowering women on their own journeys to healing. From Struggles to Strength Kim's experiences with ...

March 13th, 2024|

Group vs. Individual Therapy: Finding the Right Recovery Fit

In your recovery journey, finding the right support system is crucial. Two pillars of that support system are individual and group therapy, each offering unique benefits and challenges. Choosing between them, or even incorporating both, can be intimidating for someone navigating the path to healing. Understanding the Individual Experience Individual ...

January 19th, 2024|

The Key Role of Addiction Treatment Services in the Justice System

Despite widespread understanding of the disease model of addiction, substance use is still perceived as a criminal act. Every year, 1.16 million Americans are arrested for the sale, manufacture, or possession of illicit substances. Incarceration is a common punishment for drug-related crimes, with the National Institutes of Health estimating that ...

January 3rd, 2024|

Twelve-Step and Non-Twelve-Step Meetings: Which is Right for You?

Twelve-step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are some of the most popular formats of addiction recovery meetings. These programs are based on a broad concept of spirituality and encourage members to work through a series of steps to solidify their recovery. While many people have found ...

December 20th, 2023|

Celebrating Graduates and Alumni

At Spectrum and NERC, nothing is more important to us than the success of our clients. The people that pass through our programs and go on to find health and happiness are living proof that recovery is possible. The example they set is crucial to the recovery community, supporting and ...

October 6th, 2023|
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