Success Stories


“You have to want to do better to get better”


Here at Mariners you find out things about yourself, through group and one on one meetings and what it takes to maintain that sobriety. I am catching up with the real me after all these years.


My life has become better since coming through the doors of Mariner’s Inn. I am a sixty-one year old man with a broken spirit, hopelessness, mentally, and physically bankrupt.


“It’s alright to think and be independent. But ask advice. Listen and learn and even if you think they’re wrong, ask someone else.”

Clay P

Clay has demonstrated an unyielding determination and total commitment to the recovery process. Clay is a positive motivating force for other members of the Recovery Program and well deserving of this spotlight.


Darrell celebrated one year clean when he walked onto the campus of Eastern Michigan University as one of the class of 2017.


At Mariners Inn we believe in second and third chances and we welcomed David back. Today, David has been clean and sober for over six years and is a caring father to his son and a provider for his family.


David Johnson, a former Mariners Inn client, creates beautiful gazebos using his considerable artistic talent, a great deal of creativity, and the patience he learned in recovery.


Hello; My name is Earl S. I just want to express my gratitude for the Strengthening Families program. After coming into treatment after a few days go by and your head begins to clear, you think about all the wrongs you’ve done while in the madness of your addiction.


“I had to find myself…I came here and I find myself every day.”


“My past will give me value.”


Through this program I have a better relationship with my son, through the Strengthening Families program


“The fight continues, that’s why I stay humble and grateful.”

Keith J

Keith has maintained his sobriety despite his legal and relationship problems by continuing to participate in the recovery program.


For those struggling with addiction he suggested, “Look at where you’ve been and think about where you want to go; look at what you have and take inventory.”


I went to the party in 1966 and I didn’t come home till 2001. Mariners didn’t turn their back – they asked me what I wanted to do about my problem and how they could help.


Mark, a recent resident of Mariners Inn, just signed his first lease in a very long time on Jan. 19, 2016. He’s hopeful that 2016 will be his strongest year yet.


I arrived here at Mariners Inn on 11-23-08 because I needed some help with a crack cocaine addiction. I’ve been here now for 3 1/2 months.


“I’m at a point where I’d be my own friend. I like me better now.”


Mariners Inn has made a Tremendous Impact on my Life!!!!! It has taken me a better part of 12 years to finally really understand Addiction, Myself, and the Impact that it has had on me and my Family.


Maurice “Moe” Hunter is a resident in the MER Program. During his downtime from the daily activities of Mariners Inn, Mr. Hunter can be found in the art room working on his mosaic masterpieces.

Ross B

While in treatment Ross completed his GED, discovered a passion for painting, began to establish himself as an artist, and received dental services that resulted in a new set of teeth.


He is in the process of preparing to take his GED exam and he has been observed often studying for this test.


“It’s like I was a wound, hurting inside, and they opened me, cut me, and let it bleed.”


I came to Mariners Inn November 30, 2007, homeless and addicted to alcohol and cocaine. I was tired of hurting myself and my family.


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