We are committed to the hope that life can be different and the future can be better.

OAR is one of the few organizations on the lakeshore that specialize in addiction. We provide personalized treatment, group and one-on-one support, and education for individuals, families and communities in Ottawa and Allegan Counties, and throughout West Michigan.

At OAR, we focus on the disease of addiction. When you need us, we respond immediately with personalized treatment that’s right for you. Everyone has access to the same specialized care, and our fees are based on what you can pay.

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Nearly 23 million Americans were affected by drug and alcohol addiction in 2013. The vast majority did not receive the treatment they needed.1

90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem starting smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.2

Last year in Ottawa County, more than 80% of all court-ordered treatment specified OAR.

Addiction isn’t a moral failure.
It’s a chronic disease.

And it can be treated. But unlike other chronic diseases, addiction still carries a stigma that is fueled by misinformation and blame. The result is a barrier of denial, secrecy and shame that comes between the individual and the treatment they so desperately need.

Addiction is a disease without boundaries. It touches every color, race, gender, religion, income, profession and social status.

Odds are, someone you know struggles with addiction. It could be someone you love. It could even be you. If it is, you aren’t alone. Each year, millions of Americans suffer from addiction, but the vast majority don’t receive the treatment they need. That’s why OAR is here.

More than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.3

More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking.3

Addiction is a family disease. Even if the addiction isn’t yours, you can be part of the solution. Reaching out for help takes courage, but recognizing the problem and seeking help is the first step to hope and recovery. Take it.