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Recovery Programs
Inpatient programs
You can recover from chemical addiction and live a fuller life. To do so, you most likely will need support or assistance. Our services include assessment, medically supervised detoxification, inpatient and outpatient evaluation and referral, inpatient-to-outpatient treatment, family counseling and aftercare.  Working with us, you’ll recover physically, psychologically, interpersonally and spiritually.

Detoxification
Detoxification and medical stabilization includes physician-supervised withdrawal from chemicals. It also involves nursing care, psychological assessment, a physical exam and a psychosocial interview. We collect pertinent data from the referral source, family members and concerned individuals to develop a treatment plan, if necessary. Many clients transfer to Lodging Plus (see below) or outpatient care following detoxification. Or you may be referred to programs in the community that meet your individual needs.

Dual-disorder program
This program focuses on individuals with a primary chemical dependency diagnosis and a mental health diagnosis. The goal is to stabilize both at the same time. You receive nursing and medical care, chemical dependency services and psychotherapy.

Lodging Plus program
Patients reside in supportive, supervised lodging and participate in a full-time program. Lodging Plus is designed to treat chemical abuse in an alternative-living environment rather than a traditional inpatient program.

Outpatient program
Phase 1
Treatment helps you understand the negative effects chemicals have on your life and relationships. You’ll gain knowledge to help build a positive self-image and develop practical coping skills for recovery and ongoing abstinence. The program provides group therapy, individual counseling, educational workshops and relationship groups. Groups are available for men and women.
Day outpatient meets three to four days a week, two hours a day for 20 sessions.
Evening outpatient meets two to three times a week, two hours an evening for 20 sessions.
Seniors outpatient meets twice a week for two hours a day for  20 sessions.
Concerned persons program meets once a week for 10 to 12 weeks.

Phase 2
As you may know, recovery is a lifelong process. Your aftercare plan includes weekly group therapy sessions with the primary treatment counselor and meets for 12 weeks. Referrals are made to community resources as necessary.

Phase 3
Growth group is an ongoing, weekly support group run by alumni facilitators. It is designed to offer continued support throughout recovery. Growth group is free to those who have completed Phase 2.

Alumni association
The alumni association is available to participants in the chemical dependency program. The association offers support for those leaving treatment as well as throughout recovery. It also provides the opportunity to become involved in social events, trips and other activities related to recovery.
People with hearing loss and chemical dependency
The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals is an inpatient chemical dependency program located on the East Bank campus of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. This specialized program is designed to meet the communication and cultural needs if you need chemical dependency treatment and you are deaf and hard-of-hearing. As a part of a major metropolitan medical center, the program also offers physical and mental health services.

Trained staff, fluent in sign language, provides a full range of treatments. Critically important is the staff’s knowledge about and sensitivity to deaf culture. Program offerings include:
  • Individual and group therapy
  • School programming
  • Lectures
  • Occupational and recreational therapy
  • Spirituality group
  • Grief group
  • Men’s/women’s groups
  • Participation in twelve-step groups
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Aftercare planning

Family services
Alcohol and drug addiction are illnesses that affect your relationships and the ability to communicate with others. At Fairview Recovery Services, we believe that family members and concerned persons who have been affected by chemical dependency also have a right to treatment and recovery. We believe the program will benefit you and the people you care about.

Family Week - University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (East Bank)
The three-day Family Week program helps you and your family gain deeper understanding of the effects of chemical dependency on behavior and relationships. Through lectures, therapy groups and films, you will learn healthier ways to relate to each other. Following the program, family members and concerned persons have the option of continuing in a weekly evening support group.

Youth Program - University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (East Bank)
The Youth Program is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member in treatment for chemical dependency. Participation in the program offers children an opportunity to join in the recovery of adult family members. The program combines videos, games, projects and discussions that make sense to children. Your children can learn and share information about addiction and its effect on families. This one-evening-a-week group meets on the East bank.

Family/Concerned Persons Group - all recovery services locations
This support group for family members and concerned persons meets one evening a week for six weeks. The group can help you learn to cope and deal with the negative effects of your loved one’s disease. At the same time, you’ll identify ways to support his or her recovery.

Relationship Group - all evening outpatient sites
Clients and concerned persons meet to understand addiction and its effects on relationships. You’ll develop aftercare plans to support ongoing recovery. This group meets one evening a week throughout treatment.