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Report: Alcohol use disorder leads to 232M missed work days per year

People, Places, & Things PosterSave the Michaels is proud to partner with D’Youville’s Kavinoky Theatre for their production of People, Places & Things by Duncan Macmillan

People, Places & Things takes an unsentimental and sometimes harrowing look at addiction and recovery. “(Jeff Lunden,

Friends of Save the Michaels can enter the PROMO CODE:  FRIEND to receive $35 dollar tickets.

Please visit for ticket purchase and more information.

Show dates:
Wednesday 5/18 @7:30PM
Thursday 5/19 @7:30PM
Friday 5/20 @7:30PM
Saturday 5/21 @3:30PM
Saturday 5/21 @7:30PM
Sunday 5/22 @2PM

Please note that THURSDAYS will be Community Resource Night.  We are inviting other organizations who support people with substance use disorder to be present with education and service materials.  There will also be a talkback/panel on Thursdays after the show, where audience members can talk to actors and professionals in the field of addiction.  Thursdays will also be alcohol free to support those in active use or early recovery.

**Trigger Warning** 

This show depicts ACTIVE USE of multiple substances and speaks of suicide and death.


“Director Kate Mallinson has delivered a stunning, adults-only show in “People, Places & Things.” The people at the Kavinoky recognize that this is not a “family friendly” show for all audiences.One woman’s battle with addiction and recovery, and Aleks Malejs and the rest of the cast present it with jolting authenticity. Malejs is extraordinary as Emma, an actor in the throes of addictive collapse: No one is taking the easy way out here – not the writer, who dodges all attempts at simple answers; not the characters, who question everything about everyone; and not the audience, which must accept early on that “predictability” is off the table in this show.." - Buffalo News




Our services include, detox assistance, inpatient treatment placement, transportation to treatment throughout NYS, linkage to outpatient and medicated assisted treatment services, peer advocacy and recovery coaching for the entire family unit, WEBEX, face time and skype availability for individual sessions and group activities, insurance support and assistance through CHAMP ombudsman program in conjunction with OMH & OASAS.

Save the Michaels Opioid Court Transportation Van

Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. provides transportation for the Opioid Court System in both Buffalo and Niagara County.

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Diversity FlagAt Save the Michaels of the World we recognize that celebrating diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is what we want to do and must do for our organization, the people we serve and the entire community. This commitment is woven into our values and beliefs that our organization is strongest when we embrace the full spectrum of humanity regardless of what we look like, where we come from, or who we love. That means both building a more diverse, more inclusive workplace and promoting what we call “courageous engagement” throughout our organization and the people we serve. Save the Michaels is proud to state race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and / or disability is nor ever has been a barrier to obtaining help. We’ve learned along the way that substance use disorders and mental health issues do not discriminate. We are all the same in that regard and should be treated compassionately as equals.

"I came to Save the Michaels in June when my loved one finally turned to us for help after many, many years of drug use. You folks saved his life as far as I'm concerned, by helping me get him into a facility for detox and then rehab. He is now doing well, has 6 months drug free, and is currently in recovery living in an Oxford House. During this time I found that I needed help too. I was linked with a Recovery Coach who has helped me so much. I am so thankful for her and her wisdom, kindness, and knowledge. Which brings me to the reason for this missive. She in fact, has inspired me to inquire about becoming a Recovery Coach myself. Thank you so much." - Mary

"I just wanted to send another thank you for coming to Kenmore West last week.  We received positive feedback from students and staff about the assembly.  Thanks again- happy holidays!" - Laura Jelonek, Health Teacher, Kenmore West High School, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District

"I want to Thank Save The Michaels for helping my son get the help he needed. He is now in inpatient Rehab and seems to be doing well. Without the help of Janet and her staff I really don't know where I would be.They have been amazing in helping through every step. I am so happy that I reached out to Janet. My family is by my side and the love my son has from family is beyond amazing. I pray he continues to do well once he gets out. I know the hard part is yet to come for the both of us, but it's baby steps and I know he can do this. I prayer for all the families that are suffering and have lost loved ones. No one really knows what a Mom, Family, Dad goes through in times like this."  - Laurie