Live Rite Recovery Homes


about us

          We established our organization in January of 2012 and are continually expanding. Currently we own and manage seven recovery houses in Macomb County.  We help individuals affected by substance use disorders live a life of recovery, growth, productivity, and healing.  Our staff members and mentors provide a service plan with experience, insight, and encouragement along the way in the journey of early recovery.

          Our homes are safe havens, managed and monitored for long term recovery. We teach individuals how to live without mind and mood-altering substances. We provide our residents with the policies and living arrangements necessary for the cultivation of recovery. We help the individual develop a plan for a strong foundation for themselves and to commit to remaining drug and alcohol free.

          In 2016, we established our non-profit organization, Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp. Our mission is to reduce the stigma and provide resources, education, and funding to the person and their families seeking recovery from active addiction. We have since obtained and opened a Residential Recovery Resource Center (RRC) in Macomb County that services the recovery community and the general public in Metro Detroit.  This is where we provide housing, job placement, substance abuse programming, education, and other assistance such as a food pantry and resale shop. Please visit our website to learn more.  


Brenda Maks, ABA, BBA, Licensed Realtor, Paralegal, Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM), PRC Facilitator and Entrepreneur, is a person in long term recovery for over twenty-two years. Since 1998, Brenda has been mentoring women in recovery. She has volunteered as an Activities Committee Chair; raising funds and organizing recovery related events, and continues to volunteer with the female inmates at the Macomb County Jail and the food bank with Forgotten Harvest. In 2012, Brenda established Live Rite Recovery Homes, for men and women in recovery in Macomb County. In 2016, Brenda founded a non-profit, Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp, to reduce the stigma and provide resources, education, and funding to the person and their families seeking recovery from active addiction. Brenda is the President of Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp.

Meet Our Team

DAKOTA ROGERS, General Manager

Dakota has been a part of Live Rite since 2016 . He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University. 

Dakota grew up immersed in the principles and lifestyle of recovery, and is passionate about helping individuals affected by substance use disorders.

SARAH MATTHEWS, Peer Recovery Coach and Intake Specialist

Sarah has been working at Live Rite since October of 2019.  She is committed to assisting those that struggle from substance use disorder by utilizing her lived experience to help others.

SYDNEY SCHOLZ, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Sydney has been with Live Rite since July 2020.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and Communication Studies from Wayne State University. Sydney is passionate about helping Live Rite grow to reach new people.

Drake Oxie, Assistant Case Manager/Financial Director 

Drake Oxie has spent the majority of his life volunteering his service to the recovery community and organizing fundraising events for the addict/ alcoholic in recovery. Drake's personal interest in helping the addict/alcoholic find a new way of life has become a life-long ambition.  

Payton Conrad

Recovery Care Technician

I started at Live Rite as an Intern in January of this year, then I was hired in February as a Recovery Care Technician. I have a Pre-Social Work Degree and am currently pursuing my MSW at Oakland University. Some of my responsibilities as a Recovery Care Tech include assisting the community and clients with any of their needs such as food and clothing assistance, as well as job staffing. I also perform client intakes, administer and record drug tests, and utilize GPRA tools.