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Substance Use Disorder

 
 

Between July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020 The State of Minnesota will be reforming the Substance Use Disorder treatment system. Changes include moving away from the current “Rule 25” assessment to a “Direct Access” approach. The direct access approach will allow individuals to go directly to a treatment provider to receive a comprehensive assessment and initiate treatment services. The St. Louis County Substance use disorder Unit will be going through changes during the next 2 years. Please continue to revisit this page or the State of Minnesota’s Department of Human Services ADAD webpage for additional changes to ADAD.

Minnesota Treatment Providers

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Assessments- Rule 25 /Comprehensive Assessments

This is the process where a trained individual assesses the individual to determine whether they need substance use disorder treatment services.  Currently income eligible individuals who reside in St. Louis County can contact the Substance Use Disorder Unit to schedule an assessment. Contact information is: 

South St. Louis County
218-726-2204 

North St. Louis County 
218-262-6054

Pending federal approval, individuals will be able to go directly to a treatment provider for an assessment, and to initiate treatment services. 

Treatment Funding / Rule 24 / CCDTF

Treatment funding is available to income eligible individuals who reside in St. Louis County, & have completed either a Rule 25 or comprehensive assessment.  Individuals in need of treatment funding will need to come in to apply for funding.  The application process involves a short meeting with a substance use disorder social worker.  In the event an individual is not eligible for County treatment funding a substance use disorder social worker will attempt to make an appropriate referral to access treatment resources.

In Duluth funding interviews are held on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 P.M.  

Contact information is:

South St. Louis County
218-726-2204 or 800-450-9777 ext. 2204

North St. Louis County
218-262-6054 or 800-450-9777 ext. 8354.

Case Management / Care Coordination

Individuals eligible for treatment funding for substance use disorder treatment are able to have a substance use disorder social worker assigned to their case.  Substance Use Disorder social workers can assist with funding, treatment referrals, and aftercare planning and resources.  Contact information is:

South St. Louis County
218-720-1528 

North St. Louis County 
218-262-6054

Civil Commitment

Individuals whose substance use presents as habitual and excessive and presents an imminent life-threatening danger to themselves or others may be placed under a Civil Commitment.  Civil Commitment generally begins after a medical doctor has determined an individual meets all of the above noted criteria, followed by a court order.

Individuals placed under Civil Commitment due to substance use, will be assigned a substance use disorder social worker to coordinate care and necessary treatment services. 

South St. Louis County Substance use disorder Unit 

Duluth 
218-726-2273
Government Services Center (GSC)
320 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55802

North St. Louis County Substance use disorder Unit

Hibbing
218-262-6036
Courthouse Annex
1814 14th Ave E
Hibbing, MN 55746

Virginia
218-471-7133
Northland Office Center
307 1st St S
Virginia, MN 55792

Contact

South St. Louis County

218-726-2204

North St. Louis County 
218-262-6054

All contacts

SAPII

Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Initiative

 

The SAPII team serves as a resource within the county providing community education and outreach.  To contact a SAPII staff

Hibbing - Jeff Polcher
218-262-6045
Email

Virginia - Jana Blomberg
218-471-7613
Email

Duluth - Marcia Gurno
218-726-2169
Email

Duluth - Matt Johnson
218-726-2294
Email

Duluth - Alicia Randall
218-726-2481
Email