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Substance Abuse Recipient Rights

Every person who receives alcohol or drug treatment services has certain rights protected by law.  Your rights specific to substance use treatment services are spelled out in the Administrative Rules for Substance Abuse Programs in Michigan, and in other State and Federal laws.

Some of your rights include:

· the right to confidentiality (privacy)

· the right to be free from abuse and neglect

· the right to services that meet your needs

· the right to be treated with dignity and respect

You have many other rights when you receive substance use treatment, including specific privacy rights, treatment rights, and rights related to other concerns about your services. To learn more about your rights, contact your treatment program's rights advisor, or the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse (MCOSA) at 586-469-5278; or visit www.mcosa.net.