Catalyst Community: Ten16 Recovery Network

The word “community” is defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular interest in common. Since 2021, Catalyst Midland has presented the series titled “Catalyst Community.” 

In this week’s Catalyst, we focus on recovery from addiction. 

Sam Price is the President/CEO of the Ten16 Recovery Network.  He's served in that role since 2003.  Prior to Ten16, Price held leadership positions in the community mental health system, child welfare, and human services. He's also served as a youth pastor.  Price was recently appointed to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Opioid Task Force.

Ten16 provides services in 22 locations across 16 counties in mid-Michigan. They are the leading regional provider of prevention, treatment, and support services for people struggling with substance use disorders.  

Catalyst Community: Ten16 Recovery Network

As we enter the year 2024, Ten16 Recovery Network is taking a moment to reflect on the achievements and difficulties of the previous year while looking forward to the bright future ahead. In the continuously changing terrain of addiction recovery, our organization is dedicated to delivering empathetic care, creative programs, and unyielding support to individuals who are on their path to sobriety and wellness.

A Year of Milestones
Ten16 Alumni Day (October 16)
In 2023, Ten16 made considerable progress in its mission to empower individuals and families affected by addiction. Our wide range of programs, which include outpatient counseling and residential treatment, have extended to reach more communities, positively influencing the lives of countless individuals seeking a path to recovery. We added a peer navigator program that helps expectant parents in Bay City, launched our latest collegiate recovery program at Delta College, and expanded our hospital outreach program to MyMichigan Health Park Bay's Emergency Department. Working together with local partners, we organized campaigns to raise awareness, educational workshops, and community events to eliminate stigma and create a supportive environment for those in need.

Challenges Met with Resilience

Like any journey, the path to recovery is not without its challenges. The past year saw Ten16 confronting obstacles head-on, demonstrating resilience and determination. The State’s drug crisis has shifted from opioid overdose to drug poisoning, with more street drugs being laced with life-threatening substances like fentanyl and xylazine, requiring new community responses. The lingering impact of the pandemic on the labor market has made it a challenge to fill positions when there is turnover. Our dedicated staff worked tirelessly to hold down the fort until we could get reinforcements, ensuring that individuals in recovery continued to receive the care they deserved. Funding and regulatory challenges were met with creative solutions, thanks to the support of our community and strategic partnerships. These trials only strengthened our commitment to our organization's core values, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and community engagement in overcoming adversity.

Envisioning the Future
Mount Pleasant Ten16 office opening week of Feb. 5 at 1234 E. Bloomfield, suite 8.
Ten16 Recovery Network is looking forward to the upcoming year with excitement and anticipation. Our goal is to expand access to care across mid-Michigan by launching our latest outpatient Center for Recovery and Wellness in Mt Pleasant. Our recovery center model is designed to offer a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment, combining prevention, education, counseling, and peer support under one roof. Additionally, we provide drop-in services for individuals looking for help getting started.

In 2024, we are planning to expand our initiatives for prevention and education. We aim to emphasize the importance of early intervention, sustaining recovery, and creating an environment where people can talk openly and freely about addiction without fear of being stigmatized. We are working with the Legacy Center and the Midland SUD (substance use disorder) coalition to host a community workshop in May that will focus on Recovery Capital & Recovery-Friendly Workplaces. Through this workshop, we hope to create a culture of open dialogue that encourages people to seek help when they need it. We believe that seeking help is a sign of strength, and we want to support people in their recovery journey with practices that are conducive to their overall well-being.

As we embark on this new chapter, Ten16 Recovery Network remains dedicated to its mission of providing hope and healing. Together, with the unwavering support of our community, we will continue to make strides in the field of addiction recovery, building a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

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