A new paradigm is sweeping the recovery community. Across the nation individuals are calling attention to the large number of people who are living in long term stable recovery from alcohol and drugs. Multiple pathways are giving people in recovery more options for managing the chronic condition of addiction.  Improvements in health and well-being affect the recoveree, their family and the whole community.  Multiple Pathways connects people to recovery, offers tools to sustain long term recovery, strengthens the health of the recovering community and builds a recovery movement.

If you are wanting to start up an alternative pathway, please call us at 989-732-1791. We would like to assist you to build and promote your meeting. 

Multiple Pathways

SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Tools) is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities.

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically indicated drugs. In LifeRing, we offer each other peer-to-peer support in ways that encourage personal growth and continued learning through personal empowerment. Our approach is based on developing, refining, and sharing our own personal strategies for continued abstinence and crafting a rewarding life in recovery. In short, we are sober, secular, and self-directed.

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God’s healing of life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing. At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this Biblical program.

Recovery Yoga connects your inner and outer worlds, awakens joy and peace within, and brings recovery alive in your practice. When you are in touch with your wholeness, you more easily recognize your addictive behaviors and find the inner strength to move beyond them. Yoga is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, elevate mood, and increase physical fitness and agility.

Women for Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women over come alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. Our “New Life” Program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery.

Wellbriety is a movement which seeks to break the cycle of hurt caused by alcoholism with an emphasis on Native spiritual traditions.

Kirtan Sanskrit Chanting and Ecstatic Meditation  is devotional chanting awakens a longing in the heart for the experience of inner silence, boundless love, and union with the divine. Ecstatic Meditation is an innovative holistic experience engaging mind, body, emotions and spirit. It combines music, movement, guided visualization, stillness, mantra and vibrational transmission to produce an exhilarating experience that leaves you grounded, present, open and connected.

Nar-Anon  is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could.

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), also known as Save Our Selves, is a non-profit network of autonomous addiction recovery groups. The program stresses the need to place the highest priority on sobriety and uses mutual support to assist members in achieving this goal.

Pagans in Recovery (PIR) is the phrase which is frequently used to describe the collective efforts of Neopagans to achieve abstinence or the remission of compulsive/addictive behaviors through twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics AnonymousNarcotics AnonymousOvereaters AnonymousAl-Anon/Alateen, etc. These efforts generally focus on modifying or adapting the twelve steps to accommodate the Pagan world-view as well as creating Pagan-friendly twelve step meetings either as part of a pre-existing twelve-step program, or as independent entities.

Rational Recovery Program is based on recognizing and defeating what the program refers to as the “addictive voice” (internal thoughts that support self intoxication) and dissociation from addictive impulses. You will learn Addictive Voice Recognition Technique, an unprecedented avenue to secure, permanent abstinence. In AVRT-based recovery, your difficulty with traditional approaches is the same strength that breaks the chains of addiction.



NMSAS Recovery Center
Peer Driven Recovery Program

NMSAS Peer Recovery Support Services focus on individuals seeking recovery from alcohol and drug use in 21 Counties of Northern Lower Michigan. The program is available to anyone over the age of 18 who wish to reduce or eliminate the harmful use of alcohol and drugs. Recovery Coach Services are voluntary and can begin and end at the discretion of the recoveree. Coaches honor all pathways in recovery.

NMSAS Peer Recovery Support Services provide: 

  • COACH SERVICE –  This is a free service to individuals who want help overcoming barriers to an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle. Coach Services are confidential, self-directed, strengths-based, empowerment focused and holistic. Coaches undergo a background check, receive 40 hours of training, have lived experience, receive ongoing educational opportunities, and are volunteers. Recovery Coaches are truth-tellers, advocates, resource broker and much more.
  • COACH TRAINING – Become a coach and develop helpful skills for guiding others.
  • SPEAKERS BUREAU PROGRAM – When you become a coach, there is opportunity to take the Speakers Bureau Training. NMSAS Recovery Center Presentations includes a variety of topics that are tailored to meet the needs and interest of the audience. The Bureau has presented different topics to drug courts, treatment facilities, counseling agencies and medical facilities.

To learn about NMSAS Recovery Coach Services or
to request a Recovery Coach, please call:

NMSAS Recovery Center 

Tory Werth
PRSS Coordinator


Shannon Peek
PRSS Representative



Celebrate Recovery, Walloon Lake

Celebrate Recovery, at Walloon Church, 4320 M75 N, Walloon Lake, MI 7:00 PM, Every Thursday, in the Multi Purpose Room For more information please contact Terry or Susan Elzinga (989) 535- 2288.


NMSAS Recovery Center
2136 W. M-32
Gaylord, MI 49735

Tory Werth                                                                                                                                                          Peer Recovery Supports Coordinator

Shannon Peek                                                                                                                                                      Peer Recovery Supports Assistant

989. 732. 1791 or 989. 370. 7608