Drug Abuse Mankato MN

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.

Mankato Family Focus
(507) 625-3372
309 Holly Lane
Mankato, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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House of Hope Inc
(507) 388-9830
1614 3rd Avenue
Mankato, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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New Beginnings at Saint Peter
(507) 931-0918
201 West Park Row
Saint Peter, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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New Visions Center of Morris
(320) 585-6180
712 Atlantic Avenue
Morris, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center
(507) 289-2089
343 Wood Lake Drive SE
Rochester, MN
Hotline
(507) 281-6248
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Arabic, Spanish

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Addiction Recovery Technologies
(507) 345-4670
12 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Wellcome Manor Family Services
(507) 546-3295
114 West Pleasant Street
Garden City, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Community Addiction Recovery
(507) 933-5190
1703 CSAH 15
Saint Peter, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Senior Recovery Program
(651) 773-0473
1351 Frost Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults

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Stellher Human Services
(218) 652-3500
210 Pleasant Street
Nevis, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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