Minnesota Drug Rehab

Your Treatment Options + State Drug Abuse Facts


While people often turn to drugs or alcohol as a method of dealing with life and its burdens, becoming dependent on a substance usually makes life harder. People with substance use problems tend to face problems with their jobs, relationships, money and other aspects of their lives.

In addition, addiction – which is now officially known as substance use disorder – affects a person on many levels: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. To overcome the many layers of addiction and work on the problems it’s causing in a person’s broader life, it can help to seek the guidance and support of professionals through a treatment program.

Treatment professionals have the experience and knowledge of how to change addictive thought processes and behaviors. They often achieve this through a detox period, counseling, medication and other methods. It’s best to have a customized treatment plan that considers each individual’s background, personal needs and drug(s) of use.

Similar to other states, Minnesota has been experiencing problems with deaths from drug overdose. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the state’s rate increased 11 percent in one year from 2014 to 2015, and went up to over four times the rate from 2000. Minnesota residents who are struggling with a drug or alcohol problem can get help from a treatment program.

Type & Length of Care:

Long Term Treatment Programs (90-Day)

A long-term program lasts for as long as 90 days, or in some cases longer. These programs tend to provide intensive care that is comprehensive. It will often combine individual, group and family counseling with nutrition, medication, relapse prevention and other methods to focus on every aspect of the substance use disorder. These programs are beneficial when the person needs a change from his or her current life for a while or when the substance use disorder is severe or long-lasting.

Short Term Treatment Programs (28 / 30 Day)

Some people benefit from a short treatment program that lasts about a month. These can help when a person has an emergency situation, needs a quick reset or has a less severe addiction. They tend to provide intensive treatment, and most people benefit from continuing with ongoing treatment when the month is complete.

Outpatient / Inpatient

Many people prefer outpatient programs because they allow them to work, care for family members and take care of other responsibilities around the program. They give the flexibility to make treatment work around the person’s life. The other option is inpatient facilities, which remove the everyday influences that encourage substance use and help the person fully focus on getting better.

Residential Treatment Services:


A detox program is the first step of treatment before the person attends a rehab program. It is particularly beneficial for people who use a substance that can be dangerous to withdraw from, including opioids and alcohol. Medical detox creates a safer withdrawal period and makes it more comfortable to help the person stick with the road to recovery.

Sober-living house

Sober-living houses give people a place to live in a sober environment after they leave a rehab program. They help prevent relapse by getting rid of temptation and providing support. There are also halfway houses, which have rehabilitation as part of their programs.

Dual diagnosis

People who have a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, on top of their substance use disorder have a dual diagnosis. Because it’s so common for people to have this, many treatment programs focus on both concerns at once.

Commonly Abused & Treated Drugs:

In the major Minnesota area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the main drugs of use in 2015 were heroin and methamphetamine, and the admissions to treatment programs for heroin went up significantly. Minnesota has also had significant use and admissions for marijuana, alcohol and prescription pain pills.


When substances are causing problems in your life and you feel unable to stop using them, treatment can help. With so many programs available, you can find one to fit your needs. Being open to travel widens the possibilities to give you the best program without the temptations and problems of your familiar environment. To find a program to help you get your life on track, contact us today.