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Substance Use Disorders Treated

We treat any substance use disorder including but not limited to: alcohol, methamphetamine, opiates, opioids,  marijuana, cannabis, inhalants, benzodiazepine, steroids, sedatives, PCP, cocaine, crack, ecstasy, and prescription drug abuse.  

Rule 25 Assessments

The Rule 25 substance use assessment is performed by a certified assessor, this assessment decides placement and level of care.  

Comprehensive Substance Use Assessments

The comprehensive assessment is done with a counselor to establish a better understanding of the individuals past, and current substance use. It screens for mental and physical health needs also.

Treatment planning

Each individual enrolled in the program will create a treatment plan with a counselor. The treatment plan will be individualized, compiled of goals and objectives based on the individual client’s needs and wants.

Individual therapy

Individual’s who are in group therapy will also receive individual therapy with an LADC. Individual Therapy is beneficial for treatment planning and being able to work on core issues that are not appropriate or comfortable in a group setting.

Group Therapy

Group therapy consists of being with peers that share many of the same struggles .  During the group therapy, clients share the objectives they have completed and receive feedback from the counselor and other group members. Everyone is counseled as an individual in a group. Group therapy is beneficial for a variety of factors, instillation of hope, universality, gaining knowledge through others experience, and having a sense of belonging to name a few.

Primary Day Group   

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

An intensive program designed to present information in a format that helps clients gain a fresh perspective in areas they have had difficulty internalizing and putting into practice in their daily struggle with addiction.  This is an outcome based program.  Length of time is dependent upon the client’s progress and special needs.  

Primary Night Group

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Same as day group and is available for those who work during the day.

Phase II Group

Wednesday (day) 9:00 am to 11:00 pm – Thursday (night) 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This is a counselor-facilitated group designed to help clients transition from primary group into the recovering community. The goal of this group is for clients to gain a deeper insight into their own addiction and gain a support system to maintain their recovery.  During Phase II of their treatment experience, each client meets with their counselor to develop an aftercare/relapse prevention plan.

Women’s Group                              

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Tuesday

This is a counselor-facilitated support group for women who struggle with addiction to come together with other women who are experiencing similar women’s issues. This is an open-ended group, which gives clients the opportunity to connect and share with other women who have completed treatment. The goal of women’s group is for women to gain insight into women specific issues surrounding addiction. Client’s will learn tools and gain resources on how to handle women’s issues in recovery

Family Therapy: Group and Individual

This is  counselor-facilitated therapy designed for spouses, family members, and friends of people who struggle with addiction to come together with clients and others who share similar experiences. This service is interactive and focuses on the role addiction plays in family dynamics. The goal of family therapy is for family members and clients to gain insight into the nature of addiction and how it affects the whole family. Family members will learn how to identify what behaviors support recovery and what behaviors inhibit recovery, along with learning tools, and gaining resources on how to help them

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Lakeview Behavioral Health offers a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program for alcohol and opiate addiction.

The medication options administered along with a tailored therapy plan at Lakeview Behavioral Health are Vivitrol and Suboxone, both of which are used to reduce withdrawal symptoms, decrease cravings, and prevent use of heroin, opioids, and alcohol. We have prescribing professionals on staff that understand addiction and can help with other medication-assisted recovery options.

Learn More about Medication-Assisted Treatment

Project Learn:          

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Friday night and/or 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday          

Held once a month, Project Learn offers either an 8, 10 or 12-hour course.  This is an educational class that helps each participant understand how alcohol/drug impairs judgment, accept responsibility and assist in developing a plan to avoid future problems. This class is accepted for DWI education but may be used for someone who needs basic education also.

Community Support Groups:          

View listing of community support group meetings in the Itasca County area.

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