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Alcohol/Drug/Substance Abuse Resources (2021)


Manage Alcohol & Drug Issues
Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Self Help Recovery/Support:

Al-Anon Information Services in Minnesota
Newcomer Al-Anon Meetings in the Twin Cities Area
NA-Narcotics Anonymous (self help and support)

Local 12 Step Recovery Resources

Greater Minneapolis Intergroup AA directory and map

Local Al-Anon 12 Step Recovery for family members of alcoholics/addicts. Self help and support.

Programs, Evaluations, Treatment:

Southside Harm Reduction (Local)

Today, we are a group of people living and working in South Minneapolis who believe that people who use drugs deserve to be safe, healthy, and be able to make decisions about their own bodies and what to do with it. Individual participants text/call (612) 615-9725 to get naloxone, clean syringes, & works, Mon-Thurs, 5-8pm, within our delivery area.

Pride Institute (Local)

Pride Institute offers inclusive and accepting recovery programs for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride first opened in 1986 and has since gone on to be one of the leading providers in the area of residential and outpatient program treatment for substance use and addiction needs of the LGBTQ+ population.

Avivo Chemical Health Programs (Local)

Avivo is able to do "walk in" Rule 25 assessments.

If someone needs treatment and does not have insurance coverage they can request a Rule 25 evaluation and referral. If a client needs financial assistance for treatment, the Rule 25 assessment worker will check for eligibility through funds available.

Are there free options for assessments if I am uninsured?

Yes - in Minnesota there are specialized funds set aside to pay for rule 25 assessments and alcohol/drug treatment for individuals who are underinsured or uninsured. These funds are in what is known as the MN Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF). Not everyone will qualify as there are residency and income eligibility requirements. To apply, simply contact your county's social services department. Counties have a "Rule 25" or "Chemical Health" department and county professionals in these can walk you through the application process.

What is a Rule 25? A Rule 25 (also known as a "Rule 25 Assessment") is a clinical tool used to screen for what the medical community refers to as substance use disorders (sometimes referred to as either alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, or chemical dependency). The assessment is based upon Minnesota statutes. Under Rule 25, a qualified assessor, typically a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, collects information about an individual's alcohol and drug use. This information determines whether that individual is recommended for alcohol or drug treatment and the intensity of treatment.