Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you're addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.
If you live in Minnesota, there is a wide range of services available for substance use assessment, treatment, and withdrawal management for adults, along with treatment options for adolescents. Hennepin County residents are encouraged to use Fast-Tracker, an online resource that lets users search for programs and services specific to their needs.
Behavioral health fund
The program can talk to you about payment options including the behavioral health fund, which allows eligible residents to obtain services free of charge. Those who are on Medical Assistance (MA) or MNsure already qualify. Monthly spend downs also apply when accessing licensed substance use disorder (SUD) services.
Hennepin Health members have access to all programs that accept the behavioral health fund without needing prior approval. The program an individual selects can send all placement information to the county’s Addiction and Recovery Services Unit.
Call Hennepin County’s Addiction and Recovery Services Unit at 612-879-3671 or visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services for additional information on getting help.
Call Hennepin County’s Front Door at 612-348-4111 to inquire about a mobile assessment if you are hospitalized and unable to complete an in-person or telehealth assessment.
To learn more about withdrawal management and detox services, contact: