August 25, 2019  


"Lighting the way with hope. Our hope is for you and your family, by lighting the way with education, understanding, and guidance."

We are proud to be hometown people who are in the business of helping hurting people since 1988. We are individuals who have been there with our own battles and with helping loved ones. God's Grace has brought us to the field of addiction so we understand and can help you too.

We express much appreciation to the following people for the generosity of their time, their financial giving and volunteer work. Through their efforts, it has been possible to give recovery and hope to families in Bay and the surrounding counties. We thank you. 

Donations/volunteer work 

Dr. William & Pamela Kelsch
Michael & Mary Jo Bergman
Emcor, Inc.
Steve and Kim Weitzel
Bill Weaver, Crime Victim Panel
Dennis Little, Peer Mentor Coordinator
Frank Medel, VA Hospital, Saginaw 
Jon Maczek, Delta College, Health & Wellness Facilitator 
Board Members
Randy Badgerow, President
Susan Badgerow, CEO 
Terry Kelly, Prevention Specialist
Susan Rodriguez, Board of Directors Secretary 
Dennis Little, Volunteer Coordinator
Steve Weitzel, Peer Mentor volunteer 
Bill Weaver-Paramedic/Supervisor/MMR, Crime Victim speaker
Mark Howell - Speaker/Volunteer
Addiction is a treatable disease; Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be managed successfully. Discoveries in the science of addiction have led to advances in treatment that help people stop abusing drugs and alcohol and resume their productive lives.

Alcoholism, addiction to drugs affects the entire family. With treatment the family can be restored to wholeness. Don't try to do this on your own, we can help.

We are here to help you and your loved ones. Please contact us for more information.

Services Provided

  • Substance Abuse Programs/Outpatient
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Sessions
  • Alcohol and drug testing
  • PTSD and Substance Abuse
  • Drivers Lic. Evaluations
  • Personal Growth Education
  • Anger Management
    We have a sliding fee scale available for individuals who are retired, on assistance, who have been laid off, etc. based on the federal poverty guidelines. We also have free services for family members of clients who are currently enrolled in a program.

Do you think you might have a problem with alcohol or drugs

  1. Do you feel you are a Normal drinker or drug user?
  2. Have you ever awakened after a night of drinking or drug use and could not remember some things that happened the night before?
  3. Does someone who cares about you worry about,  or complain about how much you drink or use?
  4. Do you have trouble stopping after one or two sometimes?
  5. Do you ever feel guilty about your use or your drinking?
  6. Do your friends or relatives think you have a problem?
  7. Do you try to limit your drinking or use to certain times of the day or certain places?
  8. Have you ever gotten drunk or high in spite of promises not to?
  9. Have you ever attended a meeting of AA, NA or other 12  step group?

If you answered Yes to any one of these questions or no to question 1, you might have an alcohol or drug problem. You don't have to handle it alone. We can help.

Is a Co-dependency Program for you?

  1. Do you worry about how much someone else is drinking/using drugs?

  2. Do you have money problems because of someones drinking/using?

  3. Do you ever tell lies to cover up or make excuses for another person?

  4. Do you ever feel that if the drinker/drug user really loved you that he/she would stop drinking/drugging to please you?

  5. Do you secretly try to smell the drinker's breath?

  6. Do you blame your loved ones use of alcohol or drugs on his/her companions?

  7. Are plans frequently upset or canceled or delayed because of the drinker/drug user?

  8. Do you make threats to try to control the other person?

  9. Are you afraid to upset another person for fear it will set off a drinking/drugging bout?

  10. Have you ever been hurt or embarrassed by a drinkers/drug users behaviors?

  11. Are holidays and gatherings ever spoiled because of drinking/drug use?

  12. Have you ever considered calling the police for help in fear of abuse?

  13. Do you ever feel like a failure because you can't control someones drinking/drug use?

  14. Do you think that if the person stopped drinking/using drugs that your problems would be solved?

  15. Have you ever tried to scare your loved one into quitting by threatening to hurt yourself, or actually doing it?

  16. Do you feel angry, hurt or depressed most of the time?

  17. Do you feel there is No one who understands your problems?

If you have answered Yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from co-dependency and need help.  unresolved co-dependent issues may later cause stress-related illnesses.