Helpful Info / Resources

Crisis Services  

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 

Suicide Prevention Line: Dial 988

Crisis Text Line: Free help is available 24/7 by texting HOME to 741741 or texting AYUDA for help in Spanish. 

The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386 

Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline at 833-600-2670 

East Metro Crisis Alliance 

Adult mental health crisis response phone numbers / Minnesota Department of Human Services ( 

Children’s Mental Health Crisis Response Numbers by County 

Disaster Distress Helpline –  Call or text 1-800-985-5990 

MN Support/Warm Lines:

Wellness in the Woods: Peer Support & Warm Line

Minnesota Warmline – Mental Health Minnesota (

US Warmline Directory

Financial Resources 

Health Access MN: Free Insurance Assistance from MNsure certified Navigators


What to Know and How to Find Alcohol Treatment

Getting Help

DHS SUD Licensing Links:

DHS License Lookup

Find Treatment Programs

MN Licensed Detox Services

Minnesota licensed treatment programs specializing in persons w/ SUD and MH Disorder

Minnesota licensed substance use disorder non-residential and residential treatment programs for people 16 and older

MN licensed residential substance use disorder treatment programs (Children’s Residential Facilities) that treat people UNDER 16

MN OTPs that dispense methadone & other Medication Assisted Treatment

Minnesota physicians certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine

State and National Resources:

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Federal Opioid Treatment Guidelines

Surgeon General Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Naloxone – Minnesota Department of Health

Steve Rummler Hope Foundation for Naloxone Info

A Guide to Using Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services

Minnesota Recovery Community Organizations:

Recovery is Happening

Minnesota Recovery Connection

WEcovery (Formerly Beyond Brink), Mankato

Continuum Care Center, Saint Paul

Twin Cities Recovery Project, Minneapolis

Doc’s Recovery House

Mutual Support Groups for SUD Recovery:

Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Women for Sobriety

SMART Recovery

Link to find on-line Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in MN

Link to find on-line Narcotics Anonymous meetings in MN

Lion Rock: Online Recovery Meetings

Mutual Support Groups for Family/Friends of Individuals w/SUD:



Link to find on-line Al-Anon meetings (for family/friends) in MN

Link to find on-line Nar-Anon meetings (for family /friends) in MN

MinnCoDA|Co-Dependents Anonymous of Minnesota

Additional Resources:

Gambling Problems

Minnesota Association of Sober Homes

Deaf Can, Inc.

Options for Opioid Treatment and Overdose Prevention

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Find Minnesota Buprenorphine prescribers

“Pathways to Recovery”, by Dr. John Kelly, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (video)

Minnesota Recovery Schools (Highschools)

Minnesota Recovery College/University programs:

Association of Recovery in Higher Education

St. Cloud State

Augsburg University – StepUP Program

Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC)

SUD Terms:

What is substance use disorder?

Substance Use disorder (SUD) is a complex condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a substance despite harmful consequences.  People with SUD have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s) such as alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, to the point where the person’s ability to function in day-to-day life becomes impaired. –American Psychiatric Association

What is opioid use disorder?

Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is a complex illness characterized by compulsive use of opioid drugs even when the person wants to stop, or when using the drugs negatively affects the person’s physical and emotional well-being.

What is substance use disorder treatment?

Substance use disorder treatment programs are licensed to provide treatment services to assist and support a person’s efforts to recover from a substance use disorder. Programs assess a client’s needs, develop planned interventions and provide services to address a client’s needs, coordinate services with other providers, and reassess the client on a regular basis. Substance use disorder treatment programs may be licensed as outpatient or residential and may also be licensed to provide the additional services of adolescent treatment, co-occurring mental health disorder treatment, treatment of clients with children, or as an opioid treatment program. – DHS

What is an OTP?

An Opioid Treatment Program or OTP is a program or practitioner engaged in the opioid treatment of an individual that provides dispensing of an opioid agonist treatment medication.  This, in conjunction with a comprehensive range of medical and rehabilitative services, is used to alleviate the adverse medical, psychological, or physical effects of an opioid addiction.  Opioid treatment programs typically include detoxification treatment, maintenance treatment, comprehensive maintenance treatment, and interim maintenance treatment.

Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)

OBOT refers to opioid treatment provided by specially trained primary care physicians in their office/clinic setting.


Co-occuring is a diagnosis of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder.


Support Groups  

 Postpartum Support International 


All NAMI Minnesota Support Groups – NAMI Minnesota ( 

Youth and Family Resources 

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) 


Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) 

Special Education Programs 

Help Me Grow 

Child Mind Institute 

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NFFCMH) 

National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (TA Center) 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 

Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents 

Education & Advocacy   

DHS License Lookup 

ARC Minnesota 

Mental Health Association of Minnesota 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SA/VE) 

NAMI-MN (National Alliance on Mental Illness: Minnesota Chapter) 

Minnesota Board of Social Work 

Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 

Minnesota Board of Psychology 

Minnesota Board of Behavior Health and Therapy 

Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC)

PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) Center 

Culturally Specific 

Hawj United of Minnesota 

Traditional Healing For Native Communities ( 

Cultural and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure Providers ( 

Finacial and Housing support 

Health Access MN: Free Insurance Assistance from MNsure certified Navigators 

Housing Benefits 101 

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority 

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency: Homelessness Prevention and Programs 

Minnesota Housing Partnership 

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Programs in Minnesota 

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) / Minnesota Department of Human Services ( 

Adult Assertive Community Treatment / Minnesota Department of Human Services ( 

MH Terms:

What is Mental Health? 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. (CDC 2024 About Mental Health ( 

What is Mental health Treatment?  

Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can choose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best. Some examples of treatment are psychotherapy, case management, medication, hospitalization, support groups, and peer support. (Mental Health America 2023,

What are Mental Health Conditions? 

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States. More than 1 in 5 US adults live with a mental illness. Over 1 in 5 youth (ages 13-18) either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness. (CDC 2024 About Mental Health ( 

Conditions include Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Schizophrenia.