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In North Dakota and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in North Dakota believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten North Dakota families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in North Dakota who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehab Programs to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in North Dakota must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across North Dakota, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehab Facilities for illegal street drugs available in North Dakota. The differences between the Drug Rehab Facilities can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Treatment Center is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Treatment Program option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right North Dakota Drug Rehabilitation Center for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Treatment Program in North Dakota will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Treatment Facility. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehabilitation Facility without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Treatment Facility that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehab Facility in North Dakota, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Treatment Program should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Rehabilitation Facilities for illegal street drugs in North Dakota:

  • North Dakota Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Treatment Facilities or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • North Dakota Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Treatment Programs are often scheduled around work or school.
  • North Dakota Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Treatment Facility for illegal street drugs in North Dakota. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • North Dakota Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • North Dakota Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • North Dakota Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Rehab Facility while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • North Dakota Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in North Dakota:
  • Trinity Addiction Services
    Trinity Addiction Services is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 407 3rd Street SE Minot, ND. 58701.
    Trinity Addiction Services can be contacted by calling 701-857-2480.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Sanford Health
    Sanford Health is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1720 South University Drive Fargo, ND. 58102.
    Sanford Health can be contacted by calling 701-234-2000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Lutheran Social Services of ND
    Lutheran Social Services of ND is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1505 5th Avenue South Fargo, ND. 58103.
    Lutheran Social Services of ND can be contacted by calling 701-297-6190.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services
  • ADAPT
    ADAPT is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 141 3rd Street West Dickinson, ND. 58601.
    ADAPT can be contacted by calling 701-225-7101.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients
  • Trinity Health Riverside
    Trinity Health Riverside is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 1900 8th Avenue SE Minot, ND. 58701.
    Trinity Health Riverside can be contacted by calling 701-857-5998.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • St. Thomas Counseling Center PLLC
    St. Thomas Counseling Center PLLC is a Drug Rehab that is located at 108 1st Avenue South Jamestown, ND. 58401.
    St. Thomas Counseling Center PLLC can be contacted by calling 701-952-7555.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction
  • Home on the Range
    Home on the Range is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 16351 Interstate 94 Sentinel Butte, ND. 58654.
    Home on the Range can be contacted by calling 701-872-3745.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs
  • Prairie St. Johns LLC
    Prairie St. Johns LLC is a Drug Rehab that is located at 510 4th Street South Fargo, ND. 58103.
    Prairie St. Johns LLC can be contacted by calling 701-476-7200.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Inpatient Hospital Services, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Mercy Medical Center
    Mercy Medical Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 1301 15th Avenue West Williston, ND. 58801.
    Mercy Medical Center can be contacted by calling 701-774-7400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Trinity Health
    Trinity Health is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at Health Center 3rd Street Minot, ND. 58701.
    Trinity Health can be contacted by calling 701-857-2715.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Drug Rehab - Day Treatment Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Native American Resource Center
    Native American Resource Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 331 4th Avenue East Trenton, ND. 58853.
    Native American Resource Center can be contacted by calling 701-774-0461.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services
  • Parshall Resource Center
    Parshall Resource Center is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 104 South Main Street Parshall, ND. 58770.
    Parshall Resource Center can be contacted by calling 701-862-3962.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse
  • Cornerstone Addiction Services
    Cornerstone Addiction Services is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1705 4th Avenue NW Minot, ND. 58703.
    Cornerstone Addiction Services can be contacted by calling 701-839-0474.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Males, DUI Clients
  • ShareHouse Inc
    ShareHouse Inc is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 4227 9th Avenue South Fargo, ND. 58103.
    ShareHouse Inc can be contacted by calling 701-282-6561.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse
  • South Central Human Service Center
    South Central Human Service Center is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 520 3rd Street NW Jamestown, ND. 58401.
    South Central Human Service Center can be contacted by calling 701-253-6300.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Heartview Foundation
    Heartview Foundation is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 101 East Broadway Avenue Bismarck, ND. 58501.
    Heartview Foundation can be contacted by calling 701-222-0386.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, DUI Clients
  • CHI St. Alexius Health
    CHI St. Alexius Health is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 900 East Broadway Avenue Bismarck, ND. 58501.
    CHI St. Alexius Health can be contacted by calling 701-530-7300 x7374.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Goodman Addiction Services
    Goodman Addiction Services is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1809 South Broadway Minot, ND. 58701.
    Goodman Addiction Services can be contacted by calling 701-852-3869.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients
  • Sanford Medical Center Fargo
    Sanford Medical Center Fargo is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 801 Broadway North Fargo, ND. 58122.
    Sanford Medical Center Fargo can be contacted by calling 701-234-3100.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Heart River Alcohol and
    Heart River Alcohol and is a Drug Rehab that is located at 7 1st Avenue West Dickinson, ND. 58601.
    Heart River Alcohol and can be contacted by calling 701-483-0795.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, DUI Clients