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Recovery is a JOURNEY.

Let us be your GUIDE.

Who We Are

We offer Substance Use Disorder  Recovery Services

Bear River Health offers a network of services for all stages of your recovery journey--from withdrawal management, to separate residential centers for men and women, to multiple outpatient offices offering medically assisted treatment. Our staff consists of caring professionals working together to guide you during your recovery journey in a safe and confidential environment located in northern Lower Michigan. 

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What We Do

Our Programs and Services

Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal Management Program
  • Medication available to assist with detoxification and withdrawal management

  • 24-7-365 medically supervised care

  • Access to medical provider and clinical staff daily

  • ASAM 3.7 and 3.2 levels of care


  • Walloon Lake Men's Campus; Gaylord Women's Campus;  Boyne Falls Admissions Center

  • Individualized treatment planning

  • Dedicated treatment team to small groups.

  • Clinical staffing ratio of approximately 7 to 1

  • ASAM 3.5 and 3.1 levels of care

Outpatient Services & Ongoing Recovery Support
  • Supporting clients in all stages of recovery

  • Outpatient & Intensive Outpatient Programs

  • Assessments for Driver's License and Court

  • Opioid Home Health

  • Jail outreach

  • Integrated medically-assisted treatment.


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
  • Integrating approved medications with required counseling to sustain recovery

  • This service is provided through affiliations with Better Health and Wellness.

  • All FDA-approved treatments except methadone 

  • Available during residential and outpatient programs

Now Hiring

Clinical Counselor

The Clinical Counselor with work with clients by facilitating workshops, maintaining a small case load, provide individual counseling and family counseling sessions as needed, and attend all staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience in substance abuse and dual diagnosis residential treatment facility preferred. Must have a CADC or be on a development plan, working under supervision. Completion of the development plan is a condition of maintaining employment in this position. Masters level license or Bachelor's of Social Work preferred.

Overnight Registered Nurse

The night RN would be responsible for completing intakes and discharges, handling all medication inventory, passing medications to residents, relaying client concerns or information to the nurse manager and doctor, medically monitoring the detox unit, and more. Currently we are seeking full time/part time RN's. New graduates welcome. Night/Weekends shifts available. Bear River Health is a rapidly growing organization with many opportunities available for career advancement!

Behavioral Health Technician

The Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for the support and mentoring of clients while in our Residential Treatment Facilities. He/she will maintain close communication with Clinical Director, case managers, and therapists. Acts as the central receiver of pertinent clinical data and works closely case managers and therapists in the formulation of treatment planning, responding to crisis within the milieu and planning for the needs of clients and client milieu to ensure efficacy of service delivered.


We are currently looking for Housekeeping staff who will provide a superlative service to Bear River Health at Walloon Lake clients, guests, visitors, co-workers in performing all housekeeping duties. This requires more attention to detail than a typical housekeeping situation.

Six months of housekeeping experience preferred. Must be able to communicate clearly with managers and other personnel including clients and guests. Must be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.


Email your cover letter and resume to HR@BearRiverHealth.com

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