Substance use Treatment

Addictions may begin with a personal choice to use alcohol or drugs, but research shows that for many, a physiological dependence takes hold. Like other chronic illnesses, addiction can be treated successfully, and NorthStar Regional can help.

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Substance Use Treatment

Addictions may begin with a personal choice to use alcohol or drugs, but research shows that for many, a physiological dependence takes hold. Like other chronic illnesses, addiction can be treated successfully, and NorthStar Regional can help.

Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Programs

What We Help With

Our co-occurring disorders intensive outpatient programs (IOP) address substance use, mental health issues and medical/psychiatric issues at the same time. Our programs are open to both men and women, with gender-specific lodging available for those in our IOP.

People who have a substance use disorder as well as a mental health disorder are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. This is also sometimes called a dual diagnosis. A substance use disorder includes alcohol or drug abuse.

Our program is designed specifically for the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. It is our philosophy that recovery must tackle chemical and emotional issues at the same time, in the same place with the same team. Treatment of co-occurring disorders is designed for two primary reasons: 1) to reduce symptoms and 2) prevent relapse.

Our Philosophy for Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

How We Help You Be Successful

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01 Your treatment must be individualized.

Treatment at NorthStar Regional is specifically designed to sharpen a client's existing skills and develop already existing strengths. It will address the client's unique mental health problems and substance abuse issues to provide a personally-designed recovery plan.

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02 Changing the way you think and believe will Change the way you feel and behave.

Our treatment programs are heavily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Various program components will help a client examine negative thinking and thought distortions. Inaccurate, exaggerated, and irrelevant thoughts are replaced with positive, accurate, and reality-based views and beliefs. Recovery is changing the way you drink by changing the way you think.

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03 Making lifestyle changes prevents relapse.

Various exercises in our programs will assist the client in understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Habits and routines that support drug and alcohol use and abuse will be identified. Treatment will address worry, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and many other emotional issues. The client will be challenged to grow in psychological strength, motivation and problem-solving ability.

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04 Embrace another chance.

Designed to inspire and encourage, our programs will revitalize the commitment to gain a hopeful mindset and make necessary life changes. Clients can be successful, overcome obstacles, renew passion, stay connected to positive people, make great progress, and sustain long-term recovery.

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Our Philosophy for Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

How We Help You Be Successful

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01 Your treatment must be individualized.

Treatment at NorthStar Regional is specifically designed to sharpen a client's existing skills and develop already existing strengths. It will address the client's unique mental health problems and substance abuse issues to provide a personally-designed recovery plan.

brain and gear icon centered

02 Changing the way you think and believe will Change the way you feel and behave.

Our treatment programs are heavily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Various program components will help a client examine negative thinking and thought distortions. Inaccurate, exaggerated, and irrelevant thoughts are replaced with positive, accurate, and reality-based views and beliefs. Recovery is changing the way you drink by changing the way you think.

house icon centered

03 Making lifestyle changes prevents relapse.

Various exercises in our programs will assist the client in understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Habits and routines that support drug and alcohol use and abuse will be identified. Treatment will address worry, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and many other emotional issues. The client will be challenged to grow in psychological strength, motivation and problem-solving ability.

handshake icon centered

04 Embrace another chance.

Designed to inspire and encourage, our programs will revitalize the commitment to gain a hopeful mindset and make necessary life changes. Clients can be successful, overcome obstacles, renew passion, stay connected to positive people, make great progress, and sustain long-term recovery.

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Lodging

How Our Houses Work

A limited number of beds are available in gender-specific houses for men and women in one of our COD Intensive Outpatient Programs. These group homes are located within driving distance from the treatment center, and transportation is provided from lodging to treatment. We will work with clients who need lodging to obtain GRH (need the new term…) funding, which covers food and lodging. A cash rate is also available. For more information, see our Housing page.

How Do I Find Out More?

Want to learn more about our Substance Use Treatment programs? Call us at (952) 448-6557 or use the contact form via the button below, and we’ll be happy to direct you from there.

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