Addiction Resource Guide

Self Help Addiction Rehabilitation (SHAR), Inc.

Therapeutic Community

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"SHAR provides intensive residential treatment of 3 to 6 months, to persons who are severely debilitated by their addiction, regardless of their ability to pay."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Addiction is a symptom of a problem and recovery is achieved by addressing the problems that underlie the addiction."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Dually diagnosed persons are served in special programs with treatment designed to meet their special environmental, medical and social needs."

Family Program:

"Family support and coherence are encouraged through involving families in the "Family Association," providing family therapy and offering a program in which children can reside with their mothers."

Additional Characteristics:

"SHAR offers a continuum of services, from intensive residential to outpatient, that support the clients as they progress towards quality sobriety and independence."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"All residents are encouraged to participate in 2 self help groups a week and are educated with regard to the meaning and application of the 12 Steps."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation is used regularly in most of SHAR's programs, but is rarely used in the dual diagnosis program."


  • Number of Beds: 160
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 1450
    Average Length of Stay 40 days
    Percent of Women 30%
    Percent under 25 10%
    Percent with College Education: 12%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 90%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 10%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Men
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Women

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Relapse


    Self-pay Cost per week Sliding fee scale
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Michigan Dept. of Commmunity Health/Bureau of Substance Abuse
    Type of License: Residential
    Accredited by: CARF

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (313) 894-8444x233
    General Information: (313) 894-8444
    Address: 1852 West Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48208