DrugAbuse.com - Powered by American Addiction Centers

Meridian Health Services Men’S Facility

1255 N. Oakland Blvd, Waterford, Michigan, 48327
Meridian Health Services provides evidence-based treatment to individuals struggling with addiction in order to provide the highest quality, most effective care available. Specializing in co-occurring psychiatric and addiction services, Meridian Health aims to address each individual’s unique behavioral condition and work with clients to create positive solutions for enduring recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Wellness, Relaxation, Exercise and Recreational Activities
  • Family Programming to Support Families of Addicts
  • Group Meetings for Mental Health, Anger Management, Grief, Trauma and Co-Occurring Disorders


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Diane Morris, MD
    Diane Morris, MDDoctor
    Dr. Morris has been with Meridian Health Services since 2008. She received her PhMD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Morris participated in two post-graduate residencies in internal medicine, one at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and one at the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. Dr. Morris sits on the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Board. Dr. Morris also operates a private medical practice.
  • Megan Aubin, BA, RN
    Megan Aubin, BA, RNMedical Services Manage
    Megan Aubin has been with Meridian Health Services since 2007. Megan is the Medical Services Manager, and oversees all medical needs and patient care at Meridian Health Services. She earned her BA in Health Studies from Michigan State University in 2007, and became an RN in 2010. Megan has clinical experience through the Detroit Medical Center. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Oakland University.

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Headquartered in Waterford Township, Mich., Meridian Health Services is a private addiction organization offering medically monitored detox, residential care, general outpatient services, and intensive outpatient (IOP) programming for adults seeking treatment for substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. Meridian operates five facilities: a residential facility in Waterford and outpatient facilities in Pontiac, Redford, Flint, and Sterling Heights, Mich.


Treatment at Meridian Health Services begins with an assessment by a counselor in order to create an individualized treatment plan. Meridian Health Services follows the disease model of addiction. Treatment consists of evidence-based cognitive therapies and individualized treatment plans. All treatment is gender-specific.

Detox lasts three to five days. Both 14-day and 28-day residential programs are offered. Clients participate in daily group therapy sessions, as well as attend individual counseling and educational lectures. Optional activities including 12-step meetings, exercise, art, and recreational and vocational workshops. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 31.1 percent of rehabs in Michigan offer employment counseling or training for clients.

The general outpatient program includes weekly group and monthly individual sessions. IOP, which is offered at 36.8 percent of rehabs in Michigan, includes nine hours of programming each week for 12 weeks. Family involvement in treatment is encouraged and included as part of all programs.


The treatment team at Meridian Health Services includes an M.D. who is board-certified in addiction medicine, a registered nurse, master-level counselors, licensed therapists, social workers, and a certified addiction counselor. The facility is state-licensed for specific services and also CARF-accredited, a certification held by 54.8 percent of rehabs in Michigan.


In Meridian's residential program, clients share gender-separate rooms. Detox is offered in a separate, medically monitored unit with laundry facilities and a lounge with a flat-screen TV. The residential unit offers the same amenities, plus a full kitchen and a community dining area. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.


The 13 alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered mixed opinions. Several of the positive reviewers appreciated the staff. “Staff is professional they are willing to help you if you are willing to help yourself… its changed my life and it could change yours,” alum J. wrote in a representative review. Other reviewers, such as J.K.C. ,felt the program works if clients put in the effort.

Yet the other individuals noted harsh treatment. “Very unprofessional staff. Terrible medical treatment… I would nor recommend this to my worst enemy!” G.I. wrote to Rehabs.com, also describing the environment much like a “boot camp” or “prison.” On Google, Meridian held an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars based on five reviews to date.[1]


The eight reviews submitted to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also gave polarized opinions. Negative reviewers cited different complaints of minimal contact with loved ones and overmedication. Although M.V. described the treatment as “fine enough,” the loved one felt “phone and visitation rules are literally more restricted than they are in a jail.”

Some of the loved ones praised the program and the tools provided, as well as the aftercare provisions for sustained sobriety. “Well rounded program very impressed with this center,” S.D. wrote in a representative review.


Meridian Health Services participates with Medicaid, Meridian Health Plan, ValueOptions, and LifeSynch. Private pay is also accepted.


According to the Oakland Press, Meridian Health Services is owned and operated by a nonprofit called CPI.

[1] GoogleReviews

Important Notice

DrugAbuse.com is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.

We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and DrugAbuse.com 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. DrugAbuse.com is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with “Sponsor” or “Ad” or “Advertisement”.