About Mark Burchell:
My name is Mark Burchell and I have been recovered from alcohol and drugs since May 4, 2000. I lived a nightmare for 20 years of my adult life using drugs. My life took a turn after entering Brighton Hospital for 14 days and then going into a recovery house, through which I met my God-sent sponsor — Norm Peters. Through God, Norm, and the fellowship of AA/NA, my life started to change.
In 2003, I opened my first recovery home, the “Cooley House”, where ten men could live and share in their recovery. This was the beginning of what is now a network of fifteen mens and women’s homes throughout the Metro Detroit area.
This was not my chosen path, but God had different plans for me – ownership of fifteen transitional recovery homes throughout Wayne County.All homes follow the same structure and same set of rules – both for men and women. These are folks who are trying to rebuild their lives — one day at a time — after the devastating effects caused by drug and alcohol addiction.
The program also offers several essential services required to help our residents in rebuilding and re-developing their lives.
Last year we introduced a scholarship program which is an open application to those who are struggling economically or are in deep financial hardship that have a stellar desire to recover.
Today God has restored me. Today, I’m a husband to my beautiful wife Stephanie Burchell, who is very active in broad operations of Doorway to Recovery and partner in my walk with Christ. I’m a father of two adult-aged children, Mark Burchell Jr., and Lindsay Burchell. My children are one of my joys. I’m also a proud member of Woodside Bible Church, Pontiac Dream Center Campus, another joy in my life. (Some of my) qualifications are: Substance Abuse Addictions Counselor, Recovery Coach, Peer Support Specialist, Mental Health Liaison, Interventionist for families/individuals in crisis, Case Manager, Public Speaker, and facilitator of Life Recovery Bible Studies.
In closing,. one of my favorite prayers out of the Bible is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” His abundance of guidance has helped me straighten my path from my addictions and character defects giving me insight with my relationship with Christ. As always, The Doorway to Recovery is always open to you.
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