St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota and is famous for its Twin Cities status with neighboring Minneapolis. The proximity between the two cities has created a large metropolitan area that has not only led to a dense population, but also hidden drug trafficking operations. It is therefore no surprise that, like many US cities, drug abuse in Saint Paul has skyrocketed in recent years.

Thankfully, there is help and hope for individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction in St. Paul. The city has numerous rehabilitation facilities that offer treatment to target the underlying causes of addiction while providing tools, skills, and support to promote long-term recovery.

Best Rehab Centers in Saint Paul

Nivon Wellness Center

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Medically Assisted Treatments
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment, Medicaid

Nivon Wellness Center is a holistic treatment facility for alcohol and substance abuse. Providing outpatient services for both men and women, Nivon offers a full continuum of care ranging from mental health support to medical and clinical therapies such as medication-assisted treatments. This center focuses largely on therapeutic group settings, as they believe that individuals respond best when treated together.

Clients have the option of undergoing either the intensive outpatient or high-intensity outpatient route. Nivon’s intensive outpatient groups meet 3 times per week for 3 hours, while high-intensity outpatient with lodging includes 28 hours of programming from Monday to Thursday.

Their individualized programs come with a variety of treatments such as individual, group and family counseling, recovery management, art therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), vocational services, stress management, trauma therapy, shame resilience, and more.

Alltyr

Treatment Type:
Outpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Medically Assisted Treatments
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

Alltyr was founded in 2012 by Dr. Mark Willenbring, a professor of psychiatry who wanted to offer an alternative approach to addiction treatment. Moving away from traditional rehab approaches, Alltyr uses evidence-based treatment and specializes in comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Their individualized approach combines behavioral treatment and medication-assisted therapies that vary depending on the needs and response of the client. As a one-stop-shop, they are also equipped to treat and diagnose concurrent mental health disorders while providing integrated care.

Following a telephone screening, clients are given a comprehensive evaluation and then set up with a customized treatment plan. This can include a variation of weekly therapy, anti-relapse medications, recovery skills groups, couples/family therapy, treatment for co-occurring mental health issues.

Wayside Outpatient Wellness Center

Treatment Type:
Outpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
Female
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

Wayside is a women-only outpatient center for alcohol and drug addiction. Prioritizing women who are pregnant and use intravenous drugs, Wayside offers a continuum of care that offers tools and individual programs for overcoming addiction. Founded 60 years ago, this center focuses on the unique needs of women that can encompass trauma, relationships, and mental health issues.

Wayside’s holistic treatments consist of individual and group counseling, relapse prevention, psychoeducation groups, diagnostic assessments, and therapy for families, couples, and children. Women also have ongoing access to aftercare support, education opportunities, peer support, and regular check-ins with an on-site team. Along with their outpatient and referral services, Wayside provides supportive housing for women transitioning out of residential treatment.

RS Eden

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults, Young Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

RS EDEN is an organization that believes community is at the core of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Providing several programs designed to address trauma, homelessness, and criminal justice involvement, RS EDEN offers holistic recovery support that includes substance abuse treatment, supportive housing, and community re-entry programs.

Their addiction treatment programs are culturally sensitive and include individual and group counseling, substance addiction education, independent living skills, socialization, and health care. RS EDEN also provides gender-specific inpatient and outpatient programs for men and women, as well as supportive sober living housing for youth, families, and adults.

Haven Chemical Health Systems

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

Established in 2000, Haven Chemical provides residential and outpatient addiction treatment that helps clients become aware of their self-defeating behaviors while building on personal strength and responsibility. They have 2 women-only inpatient residences in Scandia and Mendota Heights, and 1 men-only residence in Farmington.

Based largely on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) principles, Haven Chemical provides a whole-person approach involving abstinence, family participation, 12-steps, group and individual therapy, assertiveness skills, therapeutic recreation, cognitive skills, and medication management.

They also have 4 outpatient facilities in Woodbury, Shakopee, Waconia, and Cloquet, which offer similar treatments as their residential programs, but with more flexibility and focus on cognitive- and dialectical-behavioral treatments.

Alliance Wellness Center

Treatment Type:
Outpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

Alliance Wellness is an addiction treatment center in Bloomington that offers multicultural services with a strong focus on mental health. Their outpatient program provides court-ordered substance abuse assessments, mental health education, and treatments which evaluate the underlying causes of addiction.

Alliance also provides a unique day program with lodging that involves 4 days of treatment for clients who have been diagnosed with concurrent mental health issues. A typical cultural program at Alliance includes individual and group therapy, relapse triggers, community events, spiritual education and development, anger management, and yoga.

St. Paul Metro Treatment Center

Treatment Type:
Outpatient
Specialization:
Medically Assisted Treatments, Opioids
Cash Price:
$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment, Medicaid

St. Paul Metro is part of New Season, a group of high-quality opioid addiction treatment centers accredited by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). St. Paul’s reputation for clean, affordable, and caring services makes them an excellent option for individuals seeking opioid-specific treatment.

Delivered by a qualified team of medical doctors, counseling staff, pharmacists, and nurses, this center provides medication-assisted treatment using Methadone and Suboxone, individual and group therapy, medical detox, and referrals. These treatments are also designed to be affordable, and are grouped into a single fee.

Valhalla Place

Treatment Type:
Intensive Outpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Medically Assisted Treatments
Cash Price:
$$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

Valhalla Place is a premier addiction and mental health treatment center located in the Twin Cities. Their intensive outpatient (IOP) services  are progressive and centered on a holistic approach that addresses mind, body, and spirit. These include medication-assisted therapy, mental health services, professional counseling, harm reduction, and chemical health assessments.

Designed for individuals experiencing extreme issues with drug and alcohol abuse, Valhalla’s IOP program is offered for a period of twelve weeks and consists of individual and group counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness training. This facility would suit individuals seeking treatment with a strong mental health focus.

St Paul Sober Living

Treatment Type:
Sober Living
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

St. Paul Sober Living is a facility that has been operating since 2001. With a strong emphasis on community support and the peer support model, St. Paul Sober Living provides comprehensive housing and recovery for individuals who have been through drug and alcohol addiction. Their goal is to help residents develop productive and meaningful lives while cultivating resilience, self-sufficiency, and independence.

Their proactive program involves three phases and consists of daily routines, healthy activities such as recreation and sport, and an emphasis on group unity. Residents of St. Paul Sober Living are expected to remain sober, attend all house meetings, be active with a 12-step program, maintain reasonable schedules involving work or school, comply with house rules, and abstain from sexual relationships for the first 90 days. This facility is open to both men and women and is LGBTQ inclusive.

The Recovery Academy

Treatment Type:
Sober Living
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$$$
Genders Treated:
Male
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

The Recovery Academy is a luxury sober living facility for men with substance dependencies and mental health problems. Their holistic, community-focused approach combines clinical work and wellness programs while focusing on structure and positive social connection. The Recovery Academy offers counseling, medication management, morning check-in groups, relapse prevention, skill-building, life coaching, recreational activities, and vocational support.

Structured in phases, men begin the first 4 to 6 months living in beautifully appointed accommodation which consists of private, single rooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a recreation room, and outdoor garden spaces. Residents then graduate onto phases 2 and 3 where they live in a 2-bedroom apartment inside a three-story Victorian house in Summit Hill.

For additional sober living options, St Paul, Rejuvenate Homes, and Transitions Recovery, offer co-ed accommodation at more affordable rates.

The Heights

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$$
Genders Treated:
Female
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

The Heights is a women-only addiction program that caters to individuals with a history of trauma, abuse, and mental health issues. Their two residential facilities in St. Paul provide 30 to 90-day programs for alcohol and drug addiction. Combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and biopsychosocial approaches, treatments at The Heights are also compatible with AA, NA, 12-step programs, and tools like SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training).

The Heights also offers outpatient therapy involving 3 group sessions per week to aid women’s transition to a sober lifestyle. Clients learn how to set manageable goals, build support systems, increase communication skills, set boundaries, and develop organizational and life skills. The Heights also has a therapy dog in-training, named Wallace.

Those seeking more affordable women-only programs might also be interested in Wayside which offers similar services but with options for discounts and sliding fees.

Rejuvenate Homes

Treatment Type:
Sober Living
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

Rejuvenate Homes is a sober living organization with 10 state-of-the-art homes in St. Paul. The mission of these homes is to provide supportive sober living environments where individuals can thrive and be part of a wider community. Open to both men and women, residents at Rejuvenate can enjoy beautifully furnished and comfortable accommodation with private bedrooms.

Each house has a live-in manager who has been MASH trained and certified and is responsible for on-site support, guidance, and accountability. Rejuvenate also has a recovery community that is involved with ‘sober fun’ events such as BBQs, softball, dodgeball, paintball, and events. These homes would suit individuals seeking sober living with a strong community focus.

Transitions Recovery Programs

Treatment Type:
Intensive Outpatient, Sober Living
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

Transitions Recovery provides intensive outpatient and sober living services for individuals with substance dependencies. Their programs are centered on strengthening recovery skills in areas of home, health, purpose, and community. This enables clients to foster a healthy road to recovery that incorporates one’s physical, emotional, social, vocational, and spiritual dimensions.

Transition Recovery’s intensive outpatient program offers client-centered and evidence-based treatment that also includes co-occurring mental health issues. They also offer sober living housing with private rooms (which is free to residents attending their Transitions Outpatient Program). Other treatments and activities offered at Transitions Recovery include men- and women-only programs, individual and group counseling, guided meditation, skills development, client education, and group therapy.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Opioids
Cash Price:
$$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults (18+)
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

Founded in 1949, the Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation is one of the leading non-profit agencies dedicated to treating individuals with alcohol and drug addiction. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Hazeldon Betty Ford’s programs provide multiple rehab options that include high-intensity outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), and specialized outpatient services for mental health, opioid use, LGTBQ, families, teen intervention, and recovery.

Their high-intensity program is best suited to individuals who have had a recent relapse, are transitioning out of residential treatment, or who have co-occurring mental health issues. Their IOP and outpatient programs are less involved and allow clients to continue their normal daily lives. Hazeldon’s evidence-based treatments also include animal-assisted programming and group therapies such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), body image, grief and loss, resiliency, chronic pain, and recovery.

Twin Town

Treatment Type:
Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
Male
Ages Treated:
Adults (18+)
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment, Medicaid

Twin Town is an inpatient rehabilitation center for men struggling with substance dependencies and mental health issues. This CARF-accredited facility has been operating since the 1960s and is part of Meridian Behavioral Health, a network of addiction treatment providers. Using evidence-based treatments with a whole-person approach, Meridian’s philosophy is that a different life is always possible and that no addiction is too strong to overcome.

Twin Town’s full continuum of care combines clinical modalities with holistic approaches to treat the mind, body, and soul. This rests on the belief that positive thinking, innate health, and self-worth lead to positive behavior and long-term recovery. Their specialized services include 24-hour medical services, psychiatric care, trauma-informed therapy, living and coping skill training, and dual diagnosis. This facility would suit men seeking addiction recovery services that treat concurrent mental health problems.

The Retreat

Treatment Type:
Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

The Retreat is a non-clinical residential addiction recovery program for both men and women. Their affordable and tranquil living environments provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety. The Retreat’s main campus is an 80-bed facility nestled in the Wayzata Big Woods, where residents live in private or semi-private rooms with access to exercise and meditation activities.

Drawing from its serene nature setting, The Retreat focuses on AA principles and spiritual practice such as prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection for recovery. The Retreat also operates 6 long-term sober living residences in St. Paul’s Crocus Hill neighborhood that provide transitional, self-governing facilities, along with 12-step principles, tools, and peer support.

Kai Shin Clinic

Treatment Type:
Outpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Medically Assisted Treatments, Opioids
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment, Medicaid

Kai Shin’s full-service addiction clinic provides individualized treatment that is delivered by board-certified addiction medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and licensed psychologists, counselors, and doctors. Clients receiving treatment at Kai Shin undergo a thorough intake with a medical physician and are then referred to a psychiatrist or mental health professional for diagnostic assessment.

Kai Shin is known for its high success rate and compassionate, discreet service. Treatments at this clinic include medication-assisted treatment (Suboxone, Vivitrol, Naltrexone, Sublocade, Campral, Antabuse), drug screening, individual therapy, and medication management. Kai Shin also works with other local treatment centers to provide comprehensive care to its patients.

Individuals searching for opioid-specific treatment might also be interested in St Paul Metro Treatment Center, which provides affordable care with less of a psychiatric focus.

Phoenix Recovery Program

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Young Adults (14 - 18)
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment, Medicaid

Phoenix Recovery is an addiction treatment program that provides residential and outpatient services to adolescents aged 14 to 18. Their programs are licensed through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and they offer 2 residential facilities for boys, 1 for girls, and that is 1 co-ed. The 90-day residential program provides a nurturing home-like environment and adolescents are expected to attend group therapy and community service activities, as well as year-round participation in AA/NA gatherings.

Phoenix Recovery’s outpatient program allows adolescents to continue living at home while receiving treatment and includes 4 hours of group therapy and 2 hours of family programming each week. Their treatments consist of 12-step work, DBT, CBT, motivational enhancement techniques, and education on goal setting, family issues, health, etc.

Christ Recovery

Treatment Type:
Inpatient
Specialization:
Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Payment

Christ Recovery is an inpatient alcohol and drug abuse treatment facility that focuses on Christ-led recovery. Open to both men and women, Christ Recovery helps individuals find themselves through their higher power and draws from traditional approaches like AA and Celebrate Recovery. The women-only residence (Mission’s Naomi) provides personalized treatment with a licensed chemical dependence counselor. Women are given regular coursework, daily devotions, and are encouraged to have a sponsor and attend Celebrate Recovery.

The men-only Christ Recovery center provides similar treatment and has a high 5-year recovery rate. Men in this program join a supportive brotherhood while growing spiritually and receiving holistic care to improve their education and learn vocational training. The program has no time limit but usually takes around 4 to 6 months. Christ Recovery also provides cash assistance and is designed to be affordable for everyone.

Northstar Behavioral Health

Treatment Type:
Outpatient, Inpatient
Specialization:
Medically Assisted Treatments, Opioids, Methamphetamines
Cash Price:
$$
Genders Treated:
All
Ages Treated:
Adults
Payment Accepted:
Private Health Insurance, Private Payment

Northstar Behavioral Health is an organization dedicated to opioid and stimulant addiction, with specific expertise in methamphetamine addiction. Providing inpatient and outpatient programs, Northstar offers mental health services and medication-assisted treatment. They also offer a range of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, individual and group therapy, the 12 steps, and health realization.

Northstar also provides unique opioid treatment services such as a 90-day residential program and a 9-month outpatient program. Knowing that full recovery can often take longer than many traditional 28-day programs, these are designed for successful long-term sobriety. Northstar also offers customized medication-assisted treatment and aftercare programs where clients are matched up with sober living situations, sponsors, and group meetings.

About the Author

Jenn Tomomitsu, PhD

Jenn is a Canadian writer and poet with a background in psychology, sociology, and natural health. She is the founder of The Master in You, a mental wellness site that provides information about the role that thoughts and emotions play in our physical and emotional health. Jenn is passionate about inner growth and the power of the mind-body connection, and this informs her writing and research on addiction treatment. On Rehabaid, Jenn aims to write accessible, informative content and provide resources that can help people make empowered and informed decisions about their recovery.

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