We are a collaborative group comprised of recovery supports and Substance Use Disorder service providers that span St. Louis County, Carlton County, and surrounding Tribal Nations.
A community where everyone has access to substance use recovery, health, and well-being.
To reduce harm, increase safety, and support recovery through community-based solutions for those impacted by substance use.
- Prevention & De-stigmatization: The COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE USE AND RECOVERY (CSSUR) is committed to prevent and intervene to de-stigmatize Substance Use by engaging in open conversation, education, training and community awareness campaigns/initiatives through a whole-person approach.
- Dismantle Discrimination: We acknowledge that Substance Use Disorder is a chronic health issue and work to change the beliefs, attitudes and systems that contribute to the unjust or prejudicial treatment of people with Substance Use Disorders.
- Increase Access/Reduce Barriers: We continually assess and address the multiple barriers (financial, physical environment, bias, discrimination, transportation, etc.) to recovery. Acknowledging the multi-faceted contributors inclusive of physical health and behavioral health. We work to develop sober housing resources and employment opportunities for people in recovery.
- Culturally Responsive: We respect and honor the languages, cultures and life experiences of the individuals we work with, have positive perspectives on culturally and linguistically diverse people, and practice cultural sensitivity.
- Person Centered: We honor the individuals we work with as dignified human beings that have the right to self-determination. We facilitate the opportunity for meaningful choice in the services and resources available. We engage individuals to lead the decision-making process and collaborate for desired outcomes.
- Supportive Recovery Community: COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE USE AND RECOVERY (CSSUR) supports long-term recovery through strengthening a sustainable recovery community (families, friends & service providers) with multiple pathways to recovery on the continuum from abstinence to harm reduction.