Alcohol and drug abuse partners and providers:

Technical assistance

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

Substance use in Minnesota Website

Substance Use in Minnesota is an interactive web site that provides a one-stop-shop for information that can be used by communities and prevention professionals for planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Created by Minnesota’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup and funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, the site is devoted to alcohol, tobacco and other drug consumption and consequence statistics and includes more than 70 indicators from 10 state data sources. For more information visit the website at




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) Provides information about screening for co-occurring disorders. Included are examples of commonly used instruments with applicable validity and reliability data.
  • 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.

    Program evaluation resources

    The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies is 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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