Technical assistance

Technical assistance provided on this site is for chemical health providers, grantees and county chemical health staff.



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant Writing Manual: Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications


Technical assistance references for Minnesota chemical dependency treatment programs

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division has created a list of various references that can be used for technical assistance.

Screening for the Possibility of Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder in the Behavioral Health Setting (PDF)

This document provides information about screening for co-occurring disorders. Included are examples of commonly used instruments with applicable validity and reliability data.

HIV Minimum Standards for all Programs Complying with 245A.19 (PDF)

Use this document along with Treatment Improvement Protocol #37 in the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS TIP Series 37

Charitable choice provisions and regulations, final rules

A summary of the Charitable Choice provisions of federal law (Title 45, Part 54a, of the Code of Federal Regulations) is available in the Federal Register, September 30, 2003.

For assistance in implementing these provisions, please contact the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division at 651-431-2460.

Find a treatment provider

For a list of licensed treatment providers, click on DHS licensed programs and scroll down to Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has created a substance abuse facility locator site where you can locate the drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs nearest you.

Opiate replacement therapy (including methadone and buprenorphine)

There is a variety of resources available for developing and operating programs to provide opiate replacement therapy.

Treatment Improvement Protocol Series

Chemical dependency resource materials can be obtained free of charge from a variety of sources, and the Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) series, published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is one of the best of these. Best Practice Resource List
Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
: As one of the members of the National ATTC Network, Prairielands ATTC is one of 14 agencies dedicated to providing state-of-the-art trainings, curricula and resources on substance use issues for counselors, health care professionals and members of the community. Prairielands ATTC serves the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Paths to Recovery is a $9.5 million initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation®. Its purpose is to help treatment programs nationwide identify and improve their work practices so they can get patients in the door more quickly and keep them in treatment long enough to make a meaningful difference.

Counties and tribes

Provider information


The Central Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies provides technical assistance and training for 10 states throughout the central region.

The Minnesota Student Survey examines behavioral trends that have changed for the better, for the worse or remained the same. Find information on key issues related to tobacco, alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual behavior, antisocial behavior, victimization at school and school climate.

The 2002 Children’s Report Card was developed to measure progress toward the Minnesota Milestones goals for social and education services for children. The online version of the Children's Report Card gives you the ability to conduct county-by-county analysis and map individual indicators on the Internet.

Program evaluation resources

The Decision Support System (DS) follows Cap’s Logic Model to help you make informed decisions while planning, implementing and evaluating substance abuse prevention programs for communities and states.

The Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT.) A "how-to" guide for planning and implementing an evaluation of your prevention program.

Cultural competency

General information on designing linguistically and culturally competent services that lead to improved outcomes and recovery.

For more information about the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, contact us at or call us at 651-431-2460.

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