Bay Area Substance Education Services (BASES)


BASES is dedicated to providing a drug free environment for young people, their families and adults. We provide substance abuse prevention, education, early intervention and treatment services. We have expertise in working with high risk youth and low-income individuals and families.

Adolescent Services:
"We specialize in adolescent substance abuse prevention, early intervention and treatment services. We offer substance abuse evaluations and assessments to determine what is the best and most appropriate interventions for the young person. We provide early intervention groups, drug education groups, drug treatment groups from one to several times per week. We also offer an intensive outpatient program that involves substance abuse intervention and treatment groups Sunday through Thursday afternoons in addition to individual counseling and family sessions when they can be arranged with the teens. We also offer drug testing services during all of our hours of operation. Those with Medicaid and MiChild public insurance programs within the 21 county region covered by Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) have access to our assessments, individual and group counseling sessions at no cost. Drug testing is not covered through our NMRE contract.

BASES staff is specially trained in substance abuse, trauma and adolescent development.
Bay Area Substance Education Services (BASES) is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for children and adolescent outpatient services as well as children and adolescent intensive outpatient services."

Adult Services:
"We specialize in working with low-income adults by offering substance abuse evaluations, individual counseling, group counseling and drug testing services during all of our hours of operation. We also offer driver's license appeal substance abuse evaluations. For residents of the 21 county Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) region from US 10 to Mackinaw Bridge who have Medicaid, MiChild, Healthy Michigan or Michigan Block Grant funding may qualify to have BASES services covered through a contract with NMRE. Drug testing and Driver's License Evaluations are not included in the NMRE contract."

Contact Information


Address: 208 W. Lincoln Charlevoix, MI 49720

Phone: 231-547-1144

Service Information

Service Areas: Substance Use/ Abuse Services

Eligibility Criteria: To obtain some services at no cost, individuals must be on Medicaid or MiChild.