Awakenings Rehabilitation

809 West Erie Street

Awakenings Rehabilitation is a substance abuse treatment designed those who want to achieve long-lasting recovery. Their treatment include physical fitness, cognitive behavioral therapy, aftercare planning and more. Awakenings Rehabilitation is located in Albion, Michigan.


Awakenings believe that a full recovery involves the whole person, including the body, mind, and spirit because it must be clear and free to ensure full physical and emotional health. They also believe that recovery is not simply being abstinent from substances. It also means reconnecting with oneself and flourishing in life.

Awakenings offer a variety of different group options including music exploration, responsibility, spirituality, nutritional guidance, group and individual counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and life skills. They also incorporate physical fitness as part of their addiction recovery. They offer a exercise room where patients can work out.


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There's a couple things that make Awakenings stick out as a really good drug rehabilitation center. The first is the staff. They are amazing. They helped me feel comfortable and welcome as soon as I got there. They helped me get through my detox with as little discomfort as possible and were always there throughout my program, helping me when I needed it, encouraging me when I needed it and pushing me to do my program the right way. The other thing that makes it stick out is the program itself. They have different program options there and the staff helped to make sure I was on the one that would help me the most. They don't have only one program that everyone does and the staff helped me find the right one for me. Because of the program at Awakenings I haven't touched a thing since coming home after my program. There are still times when I have cravings but by using what I learned at Awakenings I'm able to handle them and not go back to using again.
Going to Awakenings was different from all the other rehabs I've been to. For a lot of different reasons. The main one being that every other program I went to was a 12-step program and I hated them. I really, really hated 12-step programs but I didn't spend a lot of time looking for rehabs when I was getting high so the rehabs I went to were ones my dad found for me. I got lucky in finding Awakenings. My friend's mom sent her there and she called me from the center and told me about it. I was able to do a program that wasn't 12-step and it was awesome. I did the SMART Recovery program and it just fit with the way I thought. I loved the art therapy there. I used to be really creative but that lessened the longer I was using. I started sketching again during the art therapy and finding that outlet again was awesome. I also started repairing the relationship I have with my dad. We started working through our issues when I was there and things aren't perfect but they are getting better.
This program is fantastic, it has really turned my life around, I thought I had no future, however since being here I can see a difference in myself, now I'm excited to be here, and I want looking forward to life and my future because I would never like to come back to where I was before. This place has given me the tools necessary to move forward in life with a plan and goals. I know that I want to work in this field because I see how beneficial it has been and helpful to me. I saw firsthand how other people benefited from being here and I saw nothing but good things during my time here.
I guess you could say my treatment was successful in the way that it made me realize that my real “problem” was nagging rehabs and “support groups” Awakenings made me realize that it, along with all these groups, are cults, and that the reason I kept relapsing was due to the immense pressure upon a 24 year old to “not take that next drink” Thankfully now I have escaped the cults, and I haven’t picked up hard liquor since.
At Awakenings Rehabilitation they gave me the help I needed, I don't regret having looked for them because it was the best decision I could make in my life, the support I received from them has motivated me to help other people as well so I am now a student to become a vocational counselor with the hope of helping children and youth before they take bad decisions. I am still attending Awakenings and I still struggle, but every day it becomes easier than the previous one. It is really a gift from God that I can be in this place, I have become stronger and it has given me another perspective to see life. I want all of you who are struggling with an addiction to know that is possible, do not lose hope.
This place is a complete farce, the staff is carefree they do not like their job. They do not give you any information if you need to know something you must insist a lot be told. I recommend you look elsewhere there are better rehabilitation centers
I think that Awakenings has a great rehab program, they are very committed to helping people who want to get clean and rehabilitated for life. They taught me to understand how to battle with addiction and how to gain mind peace every day. Thanks to the doctors, the staff and the friendly people I met, now I know what it means to live addiction free.
These people went above and beyond, helped with my issues and family.


Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.

Joint Commission Accreditation: Yes
Accreditation Number: 616443

State License:

State Licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow rehab organizations to conduct business legally within a certain geographical area. Typically, the kind of program a rehab facility offers, along with its physical location, determines which licenses are required to operate legally.

State License: Michigan
License Number: SA0130127


Programs for Women

Programs for Men

Young Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Treatment Duration : 30-90 days


Self-pay Options

Private Insurance

Monthly Fee : $29,000.00

Detox Services:

Medication-Assisted Treatment:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Buprenorphine Detox:

Buprenorphine (brand name Subutex, among others) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine can prevent or significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to get and stay off opioids. Sometimes used alongside naloxone, dosage depends on the severity of each case. Many people stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some gradually reduce the dosage to come off it.

Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

Level of Care:


Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Medically Assisted Detox:

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one's body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal. The length of stay at the detoxification program is determined according to the specific needs of the patient.

Intervention Services:

Intervention services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict's behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Holistic Treatment:

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic treatment facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic treatment is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individualized Treatment:

Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Aftercare Support:

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn't spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

SMART Recovery:

SMART (Self-Management & Recovery Training) is a method addiction recovery, often seen as an “alternative” to 12-step programs. It emphasizes 4 core areas: Building Motivation, Coping with Urges, Problem Solving, and Lifestyle Balance. The SMART approach views substance use as a dysfunctional habit (not a disease), emphasizes the latest scientific research on addiction, and believes each individual finds his/her own path to recovery. Notably, relapses are seen as a normal part of the change cycle and good learning experiences if handled properly. SMART can be put to use anywhere (any rehab facility or group).

Treatment Focus:

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Therapy Programs:

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Family Therapy:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Fitness Therapy:

Fitness therapy blends exercise with psychotherapy for a fun, inspiring, and effective way of treating addiction and other issues. By incorporating movement into counseling sessions, clients become more empowered, motivated, and goal-oriented, all while strengthening their bodies and becoming more flexible. Fitness Therapy is usually used to complement a course of treatment (inpatient or outpatient) to make it even more successful. Increasing the connection between a patient’s mind and body helps both with healing as well as in creating new, healthy habits.

Creative Arts Therapy:

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.


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Awakenings Rehabilitation
Last Updated: 03/21/2019

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