Memorial donations in honor of Dr. Calvin Trent may be sent to REAL Michigan by mail

 at 1121 E McNichols Rd. 

Detroit MI 48203 or made via Pay Pal

(see link below)

Please make check payable to "REAL".

All donations are tax deductible.


Gathered under the leadership of the late Dr. Calvin R. Trent, R.E.A.L. Michigan was formed by the recovery community of (Detroit) Michigan with vision of building communities recovery that were resourceful, connected, and sustainable for promoting the possibilities and realities life free from addiction.   

Our Mission

R.E.A.L. Michigan exists to support all paths to recovery from addiction; to broaden public awareness and understanding of addiction as a public health and safety crisis and to increase opportunities for those seeking recovery.

Our community

Recovery, Education, Advocacy, & Leadership (REAL) of Michigan – reflects the people in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction and their family members, friends and allies –

our efforts

We advocate for the useful inclusion of peers as essential in the delivery of effective treatment and recovery support services. 

We educate the public about the realities of addiction recovery; emphasizing the strengths, hopes, and possibilities of our communities.