Holden House

Holden House


The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, through its Mid-Michigan Recovery Services regional affiliate (MMRS), operates two gender-specific, long-term residential rehab facilities for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Holden House serves men, while Glass House is for women. MMRS also offers outpatient treatment, assessments, a program for individuals living with homelessness, and transitional housing for men who have received a dual diagnosis of substance use and mental health disorders.


The intake process requires physical and psychosocial assessments, which may be arranged through a client’s primary care provider or the agency. The facility’s websites represent confidentiality and structure as key values at Holden House.

MMRS rehab is based on a Recovery Oriented System of Care, which emphasizes both each individual client’s strengths and the importance of a support network, incorporating families and community groups and services. Throughout the recovery process, Holden House residents receive education about addiction, training in life skills and relapse prevention, and introductions to 12-step concepts and local meetings. They participate in group and individual counseling sessions and stress and anger management classes.

The inclusion of physical activities, nutritional counseling, parenting classes, employment assistance, and cultural and recreational outings in the list of program elements suggests a commitment to holistic recovery.

Clients are discharged with a continuing care plan that includes safe, affordable housing, a 12-Step sponsor and continued counseling in an outpatient setting. Support is also available for addressing legal, sober housing, relationship, and health concerns.


While limited information information is provided on the facility’s website at this time regarding licensing or education requirements, MMRS highlights the quality of “cultural understanding” staff members have as well as the fact that many are in recovery themselves and some are former clients. Job descriptions specify minimum years of sobriety for those in recovery.


Holden House is a 14-bed facility located in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood, blocks from Poxson and Scott Woods Parks in Lansing. No further details are provided by the facility regarding living arrangements or related offerings. However, the one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com rated all aspects of accommodations, including meals, nutrition, opportunities for exercise and leisure activity, cleanliness and upkeep of the house, and the program’s policies regarding connection with the outside while in rehab highly, with four or five out of five stars for each.


Best-rehabs.com survey responses from a single client reveal strong satisfaction not just with accommodations, but also with the effectiveness of and approaches to treatment. They awarded five stars for the level of staff training and experience and described them as caring and helpful.

Secondary review websites yielded no other feedback at the time of this writing.


Treatment is available to everyone who qualifies, supported by a sliding fee scale. MMRS is also a recognized Medicaid provider and accepts several insurance plans, according to its website. The organization is a nonprofit.

Services provided by Holden House

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Holden House Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • The facility is very caring for the improvement for the recovery of your addiction.