What is Minneapolis-St. Paul Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment?
In Minneapolis -- St Paul, outpatient treatment is a well-established way of addressing alcoholism and drug addiction. Most of the programs in the Twin Cities are clinically oriented, offering services based on a medical approach to treatment. In contrast, The Retreat has developed a model that is supportive and educational rather than clinical in nature. This innovative and nurturing approach is an excellent alternative to the medically oriented, outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs found in the Twin Cities. Using the power of community and teaching recovery through the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps, The Retreat's time tested approach has helped thousands of people to recover.
Outpatient treatment programs can be expensive. To address this, The Retreat developed its Evening Program to help mitigate the rising costs of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Program offers excellent value when compared to clinical outpatient treatment centers. Furthermore, because The Retreat is a non-profit organization, we are able to raise and provide financial assistance for those who qualify and cannot afford the entire fee.
The Evening Program is eighteen weeks in length and provides an in-depth recovery experience. Phase one meets two evenings a week for six weeks, and phase two meets once a week for another twelve.
Is outpatient treatment right for me?
Outpatient treatment allows participants to continue to work or attend school while addressing their chemical dependency or alcoholism, and is often much less expensive than residential treatment. The outpatient structure allows those with families to care for their dependents during treatment.
In addition, participants develop important friendships and relationships during the group sessions or classes, relationships that are an integral part of the recovery process because they create the support structure for accountability.
For those enrolled in a residential program, the accountability and focus developed is reinforced when the individual graduates from the program, and moves on to an outpatient program. It provides crucial ongoing support for those first few months after program completion.
The professional staff at The Retreat can help you to decide which program is best for you. Our pre-registration process will help determine if our non-clinical, educational programs are a good fit or if you need a more intensive clinical setting. Finding the appropriate level of care so that you can properly focus on your recovery is the most important goal. The Retreat is not a replacement for medical treatment. We do not serve people who need a clinical treatment experience.
Why choose our outpatient treatment alternative?
While many outpatient treatment programs use a staff based approach, The Retreat has developed a model that incorporates a community of volunteers into the recovery process. By surrounding participants with people who are living their recovery at the highest level, they are effectively integrated into a vibrant recovering community. The program teaches people the basic tools for recovery so that they can enjoy long term and contented sobriety.
Traditionally, many outpatient treatment centers have focused much of their energy on assessment in order to diagnose the problem of drug addiction and alcoholism. People that come to The Retreat already know they are alcoholic or drug dependent and are ready to focus all of their efforts on the solution found in the Twelve Steps. Participants learn to support one another by exploring the attitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary to build a solid foundation for recovery.
At The Retreat, our entire staff is in recovery. We know what it is like to walk in your shoes because we have been there. We will teach you how we have recovered and how to begin to see your alcoholism and addiction as a gift rather than a burden.
Admission requirements for The Retreat
Phase I - Monday and Wednesday 6:00 to 8:30 pm (St Paul)
Phase I - Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 to 8:30 pm (Wayzata)
Phase II - Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Wayzata & St Paul)
Wayzata - 1221 Wayzata Blvd East
St Paul - 949 Grand Avenue
Call anytime for admissions - 952-476-0566
12 Step outpatient treatment centers
While there are several different modalities of outpatient treatment currently available to residents of the Twin Cities, those centered on the 12 Step program are by far the most effective, and have a long standing and proven record of success. When choosing a Minnesota outpatient alcohol treatment program, consider the opportunities for on-going support once the program is completed. A significant benefit of the 12 Step model is the availability of thousands of Twelve Step meetings in the area, giving participants effective, convenient, and consistent options to further their recovery.
Twin Cities outpatient treatment
There are dozens of outpatient treatment options available in the Twin Cities metro area. While proximity to work, home, or school is important, it is not necessarily the most significant factor to consider when choosing a program. Treatment philosophy, experience, the ability of the teachers or counselors, and the program's reputation and outcomes are the most important considerations. Make sure your Twin Cities outpatient treatment provider or alcohol rehab has a 12 Step orientation and an established record before enrolling.
Counties and Twin cities metro areas served:Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Carver County, Washington County, Dakota County, Bloomington, Plymouth, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Woodbury, Blaine, Minnetonka, Lakeville, Apple valley, Edina, St Louis park, Maplewood, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Richfield, Andover, Savage, Brooklyn Center, Oakdale, Wayzata, Orono, Minnetrista, Hopkins, Chanhassen, Chaska, Waconia, New Hope, Crystal, Brooklyn Center, Shakopee, Delano, Rockford, Excelsior, Buffalo, Hastings, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Shoreview, Mounds View, Lake Elmo, Lakeville