"Minding Michigan" is Stateside's ongoing series that examines mental health issues in our state.
When it comes to finding a pathway to helping an addict to recovery, most people and most courts think of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
The popular view is that AA and NA are the only ways for someone to get clean and sober, and stay that way.
But there are other options, organizations like SMART Recovery, LifeRing Secular Recovery and the Buddhist Recovery Network.
For some, these alternatives can do what AA and NA could not.