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News and Articles

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Harbor Hall’s office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) program is a medically managed program that provides treatment services to persons with opioid

Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder

January 5, 2021 – Article by Jim Harrington, MSU Extension, and Dr. Laurence Yung, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of

COVID-19 Policy Addendum 1

COVID-19 policy Addendum 1 Date: April 27, 2020 POLICY: Harbor Hall is committed to mitigating the advancement of COVID-19 in

Personal Protective Equipment

Hello to All, Harbor Hall is desperately looking for protective masks and latex gloves for our personnel that are providing


Our response to the mitigation of the COVID-19 virus Harbor Hall residential is taking the following precautions: 1. All future

Cheboygan Outpatient Office Receives United Way grant.

We are pleased to announce that Harbor Hall Cheboygan Outpatient received a $2,500 grant from the Cheboygan County United Way.

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation Grant

Harbor Hall is very pleased to announce receipt of a grant through the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. The award

No Wrong Door

By: Pat McGinn, CEO Harbor Hall Never did I think that I would take abstinence as the central goal for

The Marble

By: Pat McGinn, CEO Harbor Hall When I was a child in elementary school, marbles were a valuable asset.  We

Harbor Hall Alumni Weekend Success!

Article by Ken Van Every, BA, Resident Life & Continuing Care Coordinator The first Harbor Hall Alumni Reunion was held

Harbor Hall’s Healthy Kitchen!

Article By: Jan Barlow, RN Harbor Hall provides healthy food options for residential clients in recovery. Many of us have

Alumni Reunion Kicks off National Recovery Month

The first annual Harbor Hall Alumni Reunion will be held on September 1, 2018 at Camp Daggett on the beautiful

Motivation to Change

Addressing each individual’s needs to develop a life that is free from substance misuse. Article by: Chief Executive Officer – Patrick

Another Day, Another Overdose, but There is Hope.

Overdose deaths in Michigan: What is causing them and what is being done about it. Article by: Chief Executive Officer –

Reflections in recovery during the holiday season.

By: Chief Executive Officer – Patrick McGinn – MS, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS-M The holidays are a very stressful time of

Talking and Listening

Recently, the CEO of Harbor Hall, Pat McGinn had an opportunity to record a podcast with the News-Review Podcast. So

Harbor Hall Joins Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network

Petoskey, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2017) – The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation welcomes Harbor Hall Inc. as the newest member of

Why is prescription drug abuse so dangerous?

Prescription painkillers are powerful drugs.  They interfere with the transmission of nerve signals that perceive pain.  They also produce a

Why Giving Back to the Community is Important

 From the Desk of the CEO, Patrick McGinn, MS, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS-M “We make a living by what we


Article By: Chief Executive Officer – Patrick McGinn – MS, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS-M Our society is in the middle

Stigma of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Article by: Chief Executive Officer – Patrick McGinn – MS, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS-M Webster dictionary defines stigma as a

The Pipe Exercise

By: Patrick McGinn, CEO Today I asked a group of clients to participate in an exercise that I call it

Mustang Wendy’s Cask & Cuisine helps Harbor Hall’s residential treatment program

Mustang Wendy’s Cask & Cuisine in Harbor Springs is donating a portion of their proceeds from next week’s sales to

The Election Reminds Us That Our Political System Is Failing Addicted and Mentally Ill Individuals

by David Sack, M.D. The hot-button topic in our current election cycle is the economy. Basically, finances seem to be

Spirituality in Recovery

Dan Thompson, MA writes on the importance of spirituality in recovery. What does spirituality have to do with recovery at

November Happenings

Harbor Hall’s renovations continue and we have completed the dining room, the food pantry, the night techs office and two

A Guide to Intervention

Prior to getting a professional interventionist involved, most families have tried to confront their loved ones about their destructive behaviors.

Baby Boomers and Addiction

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Enter: The Affordable Care Act

For many people who are struggling with the new health care laws and how it may affect them; persons with

The Time is Now for the People We Serve

The months of anticipation are over, the lawn signs advertising support for candidates are coming down; when televisions are turned

October Happenings at Harbor Hall

Harbor Hall’s residential makeover continues. The dining room is completely finished and now has a washable floor in case of

Choosing the Right Drug Rehab for Your Loved One

Helping a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol requires a lot of love and patience – and

5 Reasons Addicts Leave Treatment Early – And How To Prevent It

By David Sack, M.D. Getting an addict into drug rehab isn’t always an easy task. Getting them to stay there

Drug Use Map of the World

Click here for map: The World Drugs report for 2012 is out and it shows that 230 million people around

Transformation of the Culture of Recovery in America

Click Here to Watch The Video Presented by William “Bill” White October 18, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at

Residential Statistics for Harbor Hall, Inc.

Satisfaction results for residential treatment services in the Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services Area Provider Name                                                                         Overall Satisfaction

The Anonymous People

This is a story that is worth telling. The Anonymous People is a grassroots movement to get people in recovery

EMDR with Dr. Andrew M. Leeds

Why EMDR Works Pat McGinn; Director of Clinical Operations for Harbor Hall is a skilled EMDR Therapist. We utilize EMDR

Synthetic Drug Problematic for US Authorities – Part 2 of 2

Click Here to Watch the Video Part 2 of Synthetic Drug Problematic for US Authorities. There are drug tests that

Synthetic Drug Problematic for US Authorities – Part 1 of 2

Click Here to Watch the Video More on Synthetic Drugs. This stuff is truly frightening and the behavior caused by

Synthetic Drug War

Click Here to Watch the Video More on Synthetic Drugs. We have seen very few chemicals that incite people to

Synthetic Drugs

Click Here to Watch The Video This video does a nice job talking about the horrors of so called Bath

A Song that Describes Addiction to Opiates

Click Here to Listen to The Hurt This song is sung by Johnny Cash and could describe addiction to opiates.

GenerationRX: Prescription Drug Abuse (Part 2)

Click Here to Watch the Video This video is Part 2 of the GenerationRX: Prescription Drug Series

GenerationRX: Prescription Drug Abuse (Part 1)

Click Here to Watch the Video This is a good video to watch for insights about Prescription Drug Abuse; one

Harbor Hall News for September 2012

Harbor Hall is presently in the process of renovating its residential facilities. We will be involved in construction for the

Veterans Struggling With PTSD and Substance Abuse Face Increased Risk of Death

By Join Together Staff | September 20, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Alcohol, Drugs, Mental Health, Military