Drug Abuse Fargo ND

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Meritcare Health Systems
(701) 461-5500
1720 South University Drive
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Meritcare South University
(701) 461-5350
1720 South University Drive
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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ShareHouse
(701) 282-6561
4227 9th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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First Step Recovery PLLP
(701) 293-3384
409 7th Street South
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Veterans Administration Medical Center
(701) 237-3700x3571
2101 North Elm Street
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men

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Southeast Human Service Center
(701) 298-4500x4434
2624 9th Avenue South
Fargo, ND
Hotline
(701) 235-7335
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Drake Counseling Services Inc
(701) 293-5429
1202 23rd Street South
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Claudia McGrath Counseling
(701) 277-0654
419 38th Street SW
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Prairie Saint Johns
(701) 476-7200
510 4th Street South
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Bosnian, German, Spanish

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Robert E Howe Ltd
(701) 261-8668
1445 1st Avenue North
Fargo, ND
Hotline
(701) 271-8066
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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