Chemical Assessments & MI/CD Treatment Options

Unfortunately drug abuse and chemical dependency can often lead to criminal charges, everything from DWI to drug possession, to theft or fraud. A large percentage of cases that go through the criminal legal process are a result of, or related to substance use disorders. If you or a loved one is in trouble because of or related to a substance use issue (drinking or drug abuse), it is important to get assessed and enter treatment or programming right away. Not only with this hopefully lead to genuine help and recovery, it will also benefit in you in court and can affect the outcome of your case.

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense related to or because of substance abuse, it is recommended that you get a chemical dependency evaluation also known as a chemical use assessment or often in Minnesota counties you’ll hear it be called a Rule 25 evaluation. Known by a few names, the idea is the same: It is an assessment of whether you have a problem with substances, and recommends treatment or programming depending on what your needs are. The assessor will talk to you about what kinds of chemicals you use (alcohol, marijuana, for example), how often you use them, and what effect the use is having on your life. Based on your answers, the recommendations can very from none at all, to intensive in patient treatment, and anywhere in between.
Below please find a list of programs, providers, and centers that provide chemical dependency resources, including chemical dependency evaluations. This is not an exhaustive list and can always be improved or expanded. But it’s a good place to start. Many of these programs have been recommended by former clients. Being on the list does not constitute an endorsement, just acknowledgement that it exists and is available. One or more of these providers may work for you. Many of these programs also have Mental Health components because often mental health and substance use problems go together.

Treatment is a very personal experience, so it is recommended that you get all the details before you sign up a for a program. You can always try something else. However the most important thing is that when you finally start the right program, that you finish it. Recovery is a process, and finishing a program shows a Court that you’re taking your commitment to sobriety seriously. That can really impact your case.


In the dropdowns below you will find Clinics and Programs with multiple locations in Minnesota:

Pathways Counseling Center, Inc.

Intensive Outpatient Day Treatment
Morning and afternoon schedules

1919 University Avenue West, Suite 6
St Paul, Minnesota 55104

Meridian Behavioral Health Programs

Multiple MI/CD residential programs, located throughout MN
▪ St. Paul (Men’s & Women’s programs)
▪ Stillwater (Men’s program)
▪ Pine City (Women’s program)
▪ Mahtomedi (Men’s program)

Meridian Behavioral Health (Main office)
550 Main Street
New Brighton, MN 55112

Chemical assessments and counseling:
Contact the Access Center for information regarding chemical & mental health services and to schedule an assessment

Assessments available at the following locations:

Alliance Clinic (Minneapolis, MN)

Avalon Brainerd Outpatient (Brainerd, MN)

Avalon Eagan Outpatient (Eagan, MN)

Avalon Midway Outpatient (St. Paul, MN)

Avalon Marsh Run Outpatient (Minnetonka, MN)

Avalon Pine City Outpatient (Pine City, MN)

Avalon Stillwater Outpatient (Stillwater, MN)

Latitudes at Avalon Midway LGBT Outpatient (Minneapolis, MN)

Twin Town Outpatient (St. Paul, MN) & Latitudes at Twin Town LGBT Outpatient (St. Paul, MN)

People Incorporated Clinic Programs

Maghakian Place, People Incorporated
Residential MI/CD program for both men & women

1100 Hancock Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Huss Center for Recovery, People Incorporated
Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Continuing Care and Concerned Persons Group services for men & women
2120 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Stark Mental Health Clinic, People Incorporated
Assessments & comprehensive mental health services men, women and children

2120 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Stark Clinic – Centre Pointe Satellite
2060 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 3
St. Paul, MN 55120

Stark Clinic – North Branch Satellite
6448 Main Street, Suite 3
North Branch, MN 55056
612-872-2000 x1

Stark Clinic – York Avenue Satellite
317 York Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55130

Vahalla Place – Addiction & Mental Health Services
Chemical health assessments (in addition to Counseling, Group, and Driving with Care Services)
To schedule a Chemical Health Assessment with Valhalla Place, please call Wendy Robbins at 651-925-8200 or email

Valhalla Place Woodbury
6043 Hudson Road, Suite 220
Woodbury, MN 55125

Valhalla Place Brooklyn Park
2807 Brookdale Drive N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

*If you would like to be listed in these resources, please email your information.

Catherine Turner is currently accepting new clients facing FEDERAL charges only.


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Catherine Turner
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