Substance use

Substance use services

Substance use intake worker 507-837-6687

Substance Use (SU) services are available to MNPrairie county residents who have problems with drug and/or alcohol abuse and meet the income guidelines, or have been referred by the court for services.
Assessment services can be found within MNPrairie offices and also from a variety of healthcare and substance use provider agencies. 

Services include:
  • Substance Use assessments, commonly referred to as Rule 25 assessments.
  • Detoxification
  • Referral for Rule 31 substance use treatment programs for high, medium, and low intensity inpatient and outpatient treatment services, supportive housing, intensive case management (CD Navigator), and drug courts.
  • Other various supportive services
Private insurance may not cover all or some chemical health services. Services may be paid for with public funding if the recipient is financially eligible. Charges related to detoxification services will be charged to the recipient based on the information provided through the income verification material submitted. This includes minors, who almost always are eligible if they have private or no insurance.

Addiction Assessment

Rule 25 (Substance Use) Assessment
Substance Use (Rule 25) Assessment are completed for people who need help to pay for chemical health treatment. Eligible individuals also meet income guidelines or are on Medicaid fee-for-service programs. If an individual does not meet the requirements for MNPrairie SU assessment, they will be referred to the appropriate service. The assessment process is governed by state law.
There are a number of providers within the MNPrairie region that can provide Rule 25 assessments for individuals.

Contact MNPrairie’s substance use intake to inquire about setting up a Rule 25 assessment or other questions you may have if you are a Dodge, Steele, or Waseca County resident. The contact number is 507.837.6687


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 For more information and a complete listing of contacts for all counties, tribes, and healthcare plans, as well as treatment programs, follow the link below:
Minnesota Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division 
Preventing and reducing substance misuse and substance use disorder in Minnesota 

Other resources
MN Department of Health Opioid Dashboard
Farm Town Strong
Rural Aids Action Network (RAAN)