Our Team

Michael Appel

Founder and Co-Owner

Michael is a founder and co-owner of East Coast Recovery Services’ The Strathmore House transitional sober living for men in Boston, MA.  He also founded Crisis Care Management in 2004 to offer intervention and case management services to addicts and families at all levels of the social spectrum. He specializes in crisis-based interventions, and has performed hundreds of interventions nationally and internationally and has served as a preferred interventionist for several premier treatment centers for over 15 years.

In 2000, Michael designed, developed and served as the program director for, the Substance Abuse Diversion Initiative of Lowell (SADIL), MA in a groundbreaking diversion program and trained over 1000 police officers at the Crosspoint police training academy about changing the focus of law enforcement and addiction. Additionally, Michael facilitated substance abuse groups for the Department of Corrections in Middlesex County, MA.

He previously worked with homeless alcoholics and addicts at the Ramsey County and Hastings Detox centers in Minnesota and went on to work at Hazelden Treatment’s Fellowship Club, residential halfway house in St. Paul, MN.  Michael earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in addiction from Cambridge College in MA and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Boston University.