Abuse of alcohol and drugs is one of the most serious national public health problems. It is prevalent among rich and poor, in all regions of the country, and all ethnic and social groups. Stopping the alcohol or drug use is the first step to recovery, and most people need help to stop. Often, a person with alcohol or drug dependence will need intervention and treatment provided by professionals just as with other diseases.

Canvas Health provides substance abuse treatment in a variety of forms and settings for adults and adolescents. All members of our staff are licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and are available to evaluate and help manage chemical use problems. We perform Rule 25 assessments, a type of assessment mandated by the state of Minnesota, and use them to develop care management plans for adults, adolescents and their families.

We assess and recognize issues beyond just chemical abuse, including mental health disorders and other addictions. As necessary, we provide referrals for these services, most of which are also provided by Canvas Health. Our services include assessment, consultation, education, family programming and outpatient treatment.

We receive numerous calls from people concerned about their own drug or alcohol use, or from people who care about someone who may be struggling with these issues. Concerns may arise when someone:

  • drinks and drives
  • is using alcohol and/or drugs more than usual
  • is secretive or withdrawn about drinking and drug use
  • has trouble with his or her job
  • has problems at home
  • spends more time with friends who drink or use drugs than with family members
  • has stopped seeing certain friends
  • has money problems, borrows money or runs up charges on credit cards
  • has committed an alcohol or drug-related crime or crimes

If you are concerned about these symptoms in yourself or someone you care about, call Canvas Health at (651) 777-5222.