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Substance Use Disorder Services

NWMHC is a licensed 245G (formerly known as Rule 31) Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program. We provide individualized outpatient substance use disorder services to individuals ages ten and older who suffer from a substance use and/or co-occurring disorder.

Adult Outpatient Program

The adult outpatient program is offered to clients who are 18+ and are struggling with chemical dependency issues. Clients attend group and are assigned a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) to work on their person-centered treatment goals.

Mental Illness & Chemical Dependency Group

We host a Mental Illness & Chemical Dependency (MICD) group for adolescents ages 13-17 who have struggled with maladaptive coping strategies such as experimenting with or continuing to use substances to alleviate issues happening in their life. Individuals do not need to be diagnosed with a substance use disorder, but they do need to have a mental health diagnosis. A comprehensive evaluation, or diagnostic assessment, is required within one year prior to participating in the group. If you are interested, please call 218.281.3940.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Research strongly indicates that in order to recover fully, clients with co-occurring disorders need treatment for both problems and that treating one issue does not ensure the other will go away. NWMHC staff uses a biopsychosocial treatment model (treating the whole person). Staff work with the client to determine the treatment pathway which meets the client’s needs and supports the positive personal change and recovery of individuals with dual disorders.

Rule 25 Assessments

NWMHC performs chemical health assessments required by courts and insurance companies, or those referred by self or others in order to establish chemical health concerns and diagnosis. Assessors identify problem areas and make recommendations, which may or may not be chemical dependency treatment.