​The NMSAS Recovery Center is a nonprofit 501 (c) organization dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to recover from alcohol and other drug addiction.   It supports individuals, families and communities toward this mission through its treatment center and peer recovery support services.  NMSAS (prounounced “NIM-SASS”) stands for Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Inc. 

ImprovING life for those in need!


Board of Directors

Charles Welch – Chair

Michelle Styma

Carrina Samkowiak

 Richard Entz, MD

Adam Looze

Executive Director

Sue Winter

Methadone Treatment, Suboxone and Outpatient Therapy to assist in recovery from opiate addictions


The NMSAS Recovery Center

  • Believes recovery is possible

  • Recognizes that there are many pathways to recovery and supports individual choice.

  • Believes that all individuals deserve the right to be treated with respect and dignity.

  • Believes that all individuals have strengths which we will support.

  • Believes that “community” however it is defined for an individual, plays an important role in helping to sustain an individual’s recovery

  • Recognizes the need for strong and coordinated care

  • Believes in servant leadership.

  • Methadone treatment, Suboxone treatment and outpatient services may be offered based on Medical staff evaluations.




​CARF International – Three Year Accreditation

  •     Outpatient Treatment – Integrated Alcohol and Other Drugs/Mental Health (Adults)
  •     Outpatient Treatment – Opioid Treatment Program (Adults)​

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 

  • Certification to Use Opioid Drugs in a Treatment Program under 42 CFR 8.11

US Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration

  •     Maintenance and Detoxification – Approved Registration under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs as a Substance Abuse Program in the following areas:

  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment – Methadone
  • Case Management
  • Integrated Treatment (Specialized treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders and mental health concerns)
  • Peer Recovery and Support