Greetings Providers!
Thank you for the work you do for
our communities in the U.P.
Free Self-Care Apps to Support Providers
*Click Image for more Info*
Guided visual
breathing exercises
Coloring app that allows both tap-to-fill and free-hand coloring
My Fitness Pal
Accomplish your health goals through nutrition and exercise
Upcoming FREE Trainings
How to Obtain and
Use a Buprenorphine Waiver

Learning Objectives:
•Updates on the process for obtaining and using a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of
Opioid Use Disorder
•Ample time for questions and answers from participants

Date: Tuesday, July 13,
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Faith in
Harm Reduction:

Learning Objectives:
•Basics of Harm Reduction
The importance of engaging people at a level they feel comfortable.
How stigma can be a barrier to engagement
Practical ways to involve the faith community in harm reduction efforts.

Date: Tuesday, July 27
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Overcoming Rural Transport Challenges:
Recovery Mobile Clinic

Learning Objectives:
Recognize current scope of mobile units focused on addiction medicine
Recognize lack of rural area SUD and MAT treatment
Identify difficulties with the Mobile Model
How to bring Mobile Model into mainstream treatment

Date: Tuesday, August 24,
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
July 14th: Adults
July 28th: Youth
August 19th: EMS Personnel
Updates in our World
Treatment for Hepatitis C

If you know of an individual who is interested in being treated for Hepatitis C, please help the individual get into contact with Great Lakes Recovery Centers- Medical Services. Hepatitis C is treatable!

Call to set up an appointment with GLRC Medical Services: (906) 228-9696
Loan Repayment Program:

New Loan Repayment Program for Behavioral Health Providers
Apply for this program through Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Pay off your school loans with up to $250,000 from the STAR LRP in exchange for six years of full-time service at an approved facility. Behavioral health clinicians, paraprofessionals, clinical support staff and many others trained in substance use disorder treatment are encouraged to apply.

Harm Reduction Resources
Syringe Services Program Locations
in Upper Peninsula
Use this map of the UP and Northern Michigan to find sites for local needle exchange programs
Provider Toolkit Available Online
One of the large projects of the Beyond the Save grant has been creating a Provider Toolkit to distribute across the UP.

A digital copy is available now on our website! You can download and review this important information about Substance Misuse and the resources available to in the UP. Share with anyone who you think might benefit from the info contained in this toolkit.

After reviewing, please complete our evaluation survey and share your thoughts with us.
Am I
Burned Out?
Burnout is VERY common among helping professionals and first responders.
Where is your mental health at?
What are Common Symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Lowered immunity
  • Frequent headaches/ body aches
  • Appetite and/or sleep changes
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Sense of failure & self-doubt
  • Feeling helpless, trapped, defeated
  • Detachment
  • Loss of motivation
  • Cynical/ negative mood
  • Decreased sense of accomplishment

  • Withdrawing from responsibilities
  • Isolating yourself
  • Procrastinating
  • Using food, drugs, or alcohol to cope
  • Taking frustrations out on others
  • Calling into work more
Tips for Dealing with Burnout
Turn to others/ get professional help

  • Find professional counseling
  • Ask for supervision
  • Reach out to loved ones
  • Open up to coworkers
Reframe your
work perspective

  • Take time off
  • Find hobbies outside of work
  • After every shift, list the good you accomplished
Prioritize your
health & wellness

  • Sleep, a nutritious diet, & exercise affect mood and energy levels
  • Set work boundaries
  • Add meditation & creativity to schedule
What are some signs and symptoms of PTSD?

Congratulations to our June Winner - Curt Lesage!
Question: What is one of the Native American groups that lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan before settlers?
Possible Answers: Ojibwa, Chippewa, Potawatomi, and Odawa
Great Lakes Recovery Centers is working with MiREMS, Dial Help, NorthCare Network, Marquette-Alger EMS Medical Control Authority, and our partners - the UP Coalition Network to reduce opioid deaths and overdose across the Upper Peninsula. 
This project and website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Beyond the Save

97 South Fourth St., Suite C
Ishpeming, MI 49849
(906) 228-9699