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Initial Contact with Clients Williston ND

If possible, the BMDC component should be assigned its own phone number, and a receptionist answering the phone should respond with that component's name.

Family Recovery Home
(701) 774-9625
126 West Broadway
Williston, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
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, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Wahus Counseling, Inc.
(701) 572-7217
901 6th Street West
Williston, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Native American Resource Center
(701) 774-0461x117
331 4th Avenue E
Trenton, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, 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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Lake Region Outreach Clinic
(701) 477-8272
103 1st Avenue SE
Rolla, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Mercy Recovery Center
(701) 774-7409
1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Basin Alcohol and Drug Services
(701) 774-0122
322 Main Street
Williston, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Pathways to Freedom
(701) 426-6308
208 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Hotline
(701) 426-6308
Services Provided
Substance abuse
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
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Towner County Medical Center
(701) 968-2568
7448 68th Avenue NE
Cando, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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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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Initial Contact with Clients

nitial Contact With Clients

Receptionists and assessment staff members should be aware of the program’s advertisements, public service announcements, or other activities so that they can respond knowledgeably and professionally to telephone inquiries. Research participants report that any initial resistance or confusion by the treatment facility leads to a breakdown in the initiation process. A friendly, empathetic, and understanding atmosphere should begin with the first contact and continue throughout treatment and followup.

If possible, the BMDC component should be assigned its own phone number, and a receptionist answering the phone should respond with that component’s name. If an answering system is used, the message can distinguish the BMDC program from others offered by the agency. Callers may raise questions about BMDC’s specific components and its track record or demonstrated effectiveness to determine whether it can help them. They may be concerned about whether they will be treated in groups with people who use other drugs (e.g., cocaine) or alcohol. They may be relieved that BMDC specializes in treating “people like them” and pleased to know the program is based on scientific research. Callers need to know that the program is sensitive to their needs, that staff will take them seriously, and that the services are delivered professionally. MTP participants were apprehensive initially and wanted a counselor trained to treat marijuana problems.

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