Substance use disorder services

Hands reaching out - colorSubstance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic, yet treatable disease. SUD is characterized by a problematic pattern of the use of a mood-altering substance(s) that leads to impairment in control over substance use, health and social functioning (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Substance Use Disorder is measured along a continuum from mild to severe. Using a Comprehensive Assessment, a qualified professional will determine diagnosis and provide recommendations to address each individual’s specific needs.

Rice County Community Services is committed to reducing the negative effects of substance use disorder and improving the quality of life for all Rice County residents.

For information regarding SUD services available, contact [email protected].

Behavioral Health Fund 

(Formerly Rule 25 Funding/Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund)

The Behavioral Health Fund provides funding for substance use disorder treatment services to eligible Minnesota residents. BHF financial eligibility determinations are made by the individuals’ tribe or county of residence. Clinical eligibility is determined through a comprehensive assessment, facilitated by qualified county staff or local licensed treatment providers. For eligibility determination and/or additional information, email [email protected].

Local licensed treatment services and resources

No matter where someone is on their journey with substance use or recovery, there’s hope and help.

Rice County Mobile Opioid Support Team

The Mobile Opioid Support Team, a function of the Rice County Opioid Response Council, services Rice County residents who are actively using or are in recovery from problematic use of opiate and/or stimulant substances.

It offers
• Funding for emergencies and transportation
• Insurance support and funding to help cover costs of suboxone
• Free naloxone (can deliver)
• Treatment and recovery resources, including
• Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
• Chemical health assessments
• County services

Receiving MOST services is voluntary and there are no requirements for ongoing services. Each participant determines their own level of involvement and when to end services.