Recovery Services in Duluth, MN: HDC Offers Walk-In Substance Use Assessments

At HDC, we understand the urgency and importance of starting your recovery journey as soon as you are ready. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we now offer walk-in substance use assessments Monday through Friday, starting at noon. Our goal is to provide immediate support and guidance to individuals seeking help with substance use issues.

What is a Substance Use Assessment (Comprehensive Assessment)?

A substance use assessment (comprehensive assessment) is a clinical tool used to screen for substance use disorders. Over the years, it has had many different names, including Rule 25, alcohol/drug assessment, and chemical dependency assessment. Our assessments are conducted by qualified assessors who gather important information about the risk of withdrawal, chemical use history, physical health, mental health, risk for relapse/continued use, and sober supports. The assessor uses this information to recommend the appropriate level of care and create a treatment plan based on evidence-based strategies effective at treating substance use disorders.

What is a Substance Use Disorder?

To receive treatment for substance use, a person needs to be diagnosed with a substance use disorder. At least two of the following criteria need to be met to start services, and the appropriate level of care will be determined based on severity and other important risk factors:

  • Using substances more or for longer than intended.
  • Wanting to cut down or control use but not being able to.
  • Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from substances.
  • Strong cravings.
  • Using substances even when it causes problems at work, school, or home.
  • Continuing to use despite issues with relationships.
  • Giving up or reducing important activities because of substance use.
  • Using substances in risky situations.
  • Continuing use despite making psychological problems worse.
  • Needing more of the substance to get the same effect (tolerance).
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using.

The Assessment Process

During a substance use assessment, an addictions counselor evaluates whether an individual’s alcohol and/or drug use is problematic. If a problem is identified, the counselor will diagnose the issue and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s unique history, current situation, strengths, and needs.

Why Choose HDC for Your Assessment?

  • Immediate Access: We offer walk-in assessments at noon, Monday to Friday, ensuring you can start your recovery journey without delay.
  • Comprehensive Individualized Plans: Our treatment recommendations are personalized, considering each individual’s specific circumstances and needs.
  • Community Support: Beyond the walls of HDC, we recognize the importance of community. Our programs include community-based recreation and social events designed to help you connect with others in recovery, providing a supportive network throughout your recovery journey.
  • Rewards Program: We recognize the value of incentives, so we’ve developed a program that rewards you with gift cards for consistent attendance and progress towards achieving treatment goals.
  • Access to YMCA Memberships: Available for everyone in our program.
  • Easy Referrals: We offer easy referrals for therapy, ARMHS, case management, psychiatry, employment connection, and other unique programs only offered at HDC.

If you have any questions about our program or need more information, please reach out to us at HDC or stop by our location at 1401 E. 1st St., Duluth, MN. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Start Your Recovery Journey Today

At HDC, we’re committed to supporting you on your path to recovery. Take the first step today by visiting us for a walk-in substance use assessment. Your journey to a healthier, more fulfilling life begins here.

Walk-In Assessments: Monday through Friday, 12 PM – 7 PM
Where: 1401 E. 1st St., Duluth, MN
Phone: 218.302.8708

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