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inexpensive rehabs in flint michiganThe Basics

Based in Flint, Michigan, New Paths opened in 1979 as an alternative residential treatment program for those being sentenced to jail for non-violent offenses. In 2007, a range of outpatient options for substance abuse were added for the greater Flint community. The CARF-accredited organization serves clients from Genesee and the surrounding counties and though many clients are court-ordered, self-referrals are welcome.

Accommodations and Food

Though New Paths has several residential facilities in Flint, however all information regarding the number of clients being accommodated at any time are kept confidential. All the homes are in residential neighborhoods and are either inpatient treatment facilities or transitional sober livings. All food is obtained through Bridge Cards and clients prepare their own meals in the fully-equipped kitchens.

Treatment and Staff

The standard inpatient program is a 90-day track that focuses on therapy, education, employment skills, life skills and self-control designed explicitly for convicted felons. For third-time Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUIL) offenders, there is an additional emphasis on individual and group therapy, as well as regular AA/NA meetings. Clients are also expected to attend a MADD Victim Impact panel as an experiential way of changing their behavior.

The probation rule violator program is a short-term track lasting 30 days which consists of many of the same modalities as the above on a more condensed schedule. Treatment generally relies on CBTthough programs vary depending on the client.

The day reporting program is a nine-week outpatient track that uses the same treatment blueprint as the inpatient track but with additional community service and educational requirements. Clients enrolled in the day reporting program are also subject random drug and alcohol screenings.

All programs require clients to be at least 17 years old, have a history of drug or other criminal offenses and cannot be chronically addicted to Schedule I or II opiate drugs (generally those that are injected). Clients should also not be suicidal or have any serious mental illnesses, as support for co-occurring disorders is limited.

Staff is made up of about 75 employees, among them are LADCs and Master’s-level counselors.

Extras

New Paths also offers an intervention weekend—an intensive educational program for individuals with first or second drunk driving offenses that aims to inform them about the personal, financial and legal troubles that often accompany alcohol abuse.

The Special Alternative to Incarceration (SAI) boot camps last between 30 and 90 days and are designed to act as aftercare for prisoner reintegration purposes. Though similar to the treatment programs listed above, curriculum and structure vary depending on the client’s court order. Similarly, a prisoner re-entry program is available which provides emergency housing for parolees for up to 14 days.

Urinalysis testing services are also available through the facility.

In Summary

Overall, New Paths offers fairly comprehensive treatment for substance abuse and social re-integration particularly for those referred through the court system. The services provided are likely valuable resources for those living a chemically dependent lifestyle as well as a criminal one. New Paths ideal for those requiring second, third and maybe even forth chances with treatment and social recovery. Though there are limitations on those accepted into treatment programs, those who qualify will find recovery at an affordable rate.

New Paths
765 East Hamilton Ave
Flint, MI 48505

931 M.L. King Ave
Flint, MI 48503

765 East Hamilton Ave
Flint, MI 48505

New Paths Cost: Sliding scale; $195 (intervention weekend). Reach New Paths at (810) 233-5340 (Main), (810) 233-6463 (West) and (810) 233-5340 (sober living).

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