Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services

Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services

Stephanie Rudow, M.S.W. 

Program Supervisor


Co-occuring Disorders:  Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment

IDDT is an approach that integrates treatment for mental health and substance use disorders to address the needs of people with co-occurring disorders.  This means the same clinicians or team of clinicians, working in one setting; provide appropriate mental health and substance abuse interventions.  In other words, the treatment specialists are trained to treat both disorders concurrently. For the individual with a co-occurring disorder, the services appear seamless, with a consistent approach, philosophy, and set of recommendations. The goal of IDDT is recovery from both serious illnesses. A wide variety of services are offered depending on the person’s stage of recovery.   Services are provided in a positive atmosphere and people are encouraged to believe that they can recover as many others have.   Ultimately, the goal of Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) is to help people manage both their mental illness and substance disorders so that they can pursue their own meaningful life goals.


To meet the individual where they are in their recovery by providing treatment utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach to address and enhance mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health through Evidence Based Practice of stage-wise treatment to assist people through the recovery process.

Substance Use Disorder Services

Lapeer County Community Mental Health is one of three Medicaid approved outpatient treatment providers in the county.  All of our treatment specialists have training in both substance use disorders and mental health concerns.  Our clinicians have a minimum of a Master’s Degree and are also certified through MCBAP – Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals.  Additionally, we employee Certified Peer Support Specialists. These are individuals with lived recovery experience who have been trained to help their peers gain hope and move forward in their own recovery.   We offer individual therapy, group therapy and recovery coach services to individuals in treatment for substance use disorders.  Psychiatric services are also available as needed.


Friends and Family

This group is open the public and individuals are encouraged to drop in for assistance.  Our goal is to offer support to the friends and family of individuals who are struggling with a mental health and/or substance use disorder.   We provide information and support and help people to link with other available resources in our community.  This group meets Thursdays from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Smart Recovery 

Smart Recovery through Self-Empowerment:  The purpose is to help participants gain independence from any addictive behavior.  Smart Recovery is based on the belief that individuals seeking recovery should be fully informed about the range of recovery options and free to choose among them.  Our program encourages participants to take responsibility for their own recovery.   Our meetings support their capacity to regulate their own behavior.  Smart Recovery groups are open to CMH clients and meet on Mondays from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Double Trouble 

Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their particular addiction(s) and manage their mental disorder(s).  These groups are led by individuals in recovery and are open to the public.  They meet weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm

Anger Management 

Anger Management groups meet on Mondays from 4:00 pm until 5:00pm.  Groups are open to anyone who has an open case with Lapeer County Community Mental Health Center.   The goal of the group is to learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy anger and to find healthy ways to express anger.  We want to help individuals to develop a personalized plan to reduce anger and to learn healthy coping strategies to increase inner peace.