We take a holistic view on recovery, including not only chemical dependency, but everyday living skills. We believe that recovery comes when clients learn to use skills and resources that support sobriety and help them to succeed in life.

Our treatment philosophy is gender specific. The programs are designed where men and women never share a group, movie, or break time. Our experience has shown that men and women have different issues, views, beliefs, and learning styles; men and women are more willing to become open and vulnerable when they do not have to be concerned about gender roles.

Programs at Park Avenue Center are issue oriented. Depending on the program, topics include: Addiction, Anger and Violence, Relapse Prevention, Spirituality, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Self-esteem and Self-image, Codependency, 12-step programs, Budgeting, Nutrition, Education, Employment, Food Issues, Parenting, and Victimization.

The treatment process includes lectures, videos, groups, individual counseling sessions, and aftercare planning. Clients also participate in activities such as role playing, meditations, art therapy, and recreation. Assistance with reading and comprehension is provided.

Alcoholic Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are both emphasized as a basic component of treatment and aftercare.

Concerned Persons

Family members and friends are invited to participate in the Family and Friends Group on Wednesday evenings. The purpose of this group is to help family members and friends understand the nature of chemical dependency, its effects on relationships and codependency.

 

Description of Services

 

Core Services

•  Prior to service initiation, applicants will have a substance abuse assessment. The assessment will verify their need for substance abuse treatment, determine their appropriateness for our program, verify their eligibility of funding, and provide background information that serves as the foundation of each client’s initial service plan, comprehensive assessment, and comprehensive assessment summary.

•  As a condition of admission, clients will participate in the intake process where clients are informed of their rights and they provide information that, in combination with the substance abuse assessment, will serve as the basis for an initial service plan, a comprehensive assessment, and a comprehensive assessment summary.

•  The counselor will contact the Assessor within 24 hours of admission.

•  The initial service plan, comprehensive assessment, and comprehensive assessment summary, in addition to a criminal history, forms completed by the client including a motivation for change sheet, medical history, chemical dependency history, a biopsychosocial history, and the client’s direct input leads to the develop of an Individualized Treatment Plan. Clients then sign an agreement stating that they have participated in the development and agree to complete the goals listed in their Individual Treatment Plan.

•  Methods of providing these services include, but are not limited to, lectures, videos, group therapy, individual counseling, recreational activities, and individual assignments. In addition, for those clients who are in need and meet the criteria, free, supervised, off-site housing is available.

•  The therapeutic approach used is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy although other techniques are utilized including Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Anger Management Techniques, Art Therapy, Meditations, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and other proven methods.

•  Each client’s progress toward the completion of the Individual Treatment Plan, their Risk Rating within each Dimension, and the appropriateness of their current schedule will be discussed in weekly staff meetings. Client’s progress and any changes are then discussed with the client. Clients sign their weekly treatment plan review/progress report indicating that they have discussed their progress with their counselor and agree to any changes that are made to the treatment plan.

•  Clients will successfully complete the primary portion of treatment when they participate in the development of an Individual Treatment Plan, complete 100% of Individual Treatment Plan goals, participate in and agree to follow all aspects of an Aftercare Plan, and complete Program and Counselor Evaluations. As a result of completing 100% of their treatment plan goals, clients will meet criteria for a Risk Rating of 0 in Dimension I (Acute Intoxication / Withdrawal Potential), Risk Rating of 0 or 1 in Dimension II (Biomedical Conditions), Dimension III (Emotional / Behavioral / Cognitive), Dimension IV (Treatment Acceptance / Resistance), and Dimension V (Relapse / Continued Use / Continued Problem), and a Risk Rating of 0 in Dimension VI (Recovery Environment).

 

Additional Services

•  In addition to traditional substance abuse issues, research indicates that much of our population requires addressing further needs such as criminal thinking and values, anger and hostility, stigmatization of being identified as a criminal, and the intensive amount of case management and collaboration needed between the judges, probation officers, parole officers, lawyers, social workers, and family members.

•  The completely individualized nature of the program will allow the client and counselor to structure the program based on the client’s needs, resources, and schedule. Offering free, supervised, off-site housing and multiple groups throughout the day allows us to provide an individualized schedule based on what each client needs. It is our contention that clients will be more likely to engage in the treatment process if they have influence on what they work on, when they attend, length of participation, and are involved in groups and activities that are designed with their current cognitive functioning in mind.

 

Other Services

•  As a Drug Court and DWI Court treatment provider, Park Avenue Center will designate a representative from the treatment program who is knowledgeable on the clients’ treatment status to serve on the Drug Court and DWI Court team.

•  Written confirmation of clients’ admission will be faxed to the assigned probation officer within 5 business days.

•  A progress report and/or Discharge Summary will be provided to the probation officer prior to the scheduled court appearances.

•  Verbal notice will be provided to the probation officer immediately if a client is AWOL, fails to start or is terminated from the program. A written violation report will be faxed within 24 hours.

•  Consultation with the Drug Court and DWI Court team will occur prior to discharge (unless for reasons related to the safety of program staff or other clients).

•  Random urine analysis will be completed at least twice weekly for clients in our Drug Court Program.

•  Clients in our Co-occurring Disorder Program will have an onsite mental health screening supervised by a licensed psychologist. The screening will be used for treatment planning purposes.

•  Clients in our Co-occurring Disorder Program participate in supervised self-administration of medication that is supervised by a Registered Nurse.

 

Service Related Information

 

•  Based on information gathered from the substance abuse assessment, initial service plan, comprehensive assessment, comprehensive assessment summary, criminal history, forms completed by the client including a motivation for change sheet, medical history, chemical dependency history, a biopsychosocial history, and the client’s direct input, an Individualized Treatment Plan is developed as well as an individualized schedule based on the client’s needs, resources, and availability.

•  Each client’s progress toward the completion of the Individual Treatment Plan, their Risk Rating within each Dimension, and the appropriateness of their current schedule will be discussed in weekly staff meetings. Client’s progress and any changes are then discussed with the client. Clients sign their weekly treatment plan review/progress report indicating that they have discussed their progress with their counselor and agree to any changes that are made to the treatment plan.

•  Consultation services include an established relationship with a Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Psychologists, and a Registered Nurse all of whom are involved in our Co-occurring Disorder Program.

•  Certified Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association professionals contract with us to do Equine Assisted Therapy.

•  Clients not involved in our Co-occurring Disorder Program in need of individual therapy who do not have insurance will be referred an appropriate counseling clinic. Clients in need of individual therapy who have insurance will receive assistance scheduling an appointment through their insurance company. Clients who have immediate psychiatric issues will be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center , Abbott Northwester Hospital , or Fairview University Hospital . For additional medical needs, clients will receive assistance obtaining services through the Red Door Clinic or other community-based organizations.

 

 

Men's Programs
2318 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-7443
Fax: 612-871-0194
Administration Office
2649 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-871-7443
Fax: 612-871-0194
Women's Programs
2525 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-7443
Fax: 612-871-0194