Chemical Dependency

What is Chemical Dependency?

Chemical dependency is a physical and/or psychological addiction characterized by the compulsive use of mood altering drugs.  Mood altering drugs include:

  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics 

These drugs can cause individuals to continue their chemical dependency behavior while expecting a different outcome after each use.

Eligibility Process

Funding for individuals seeking chemical dependency services is available through the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF).  Eligibility for this funding is determined by income and family size.

An individual can access these funds by contacting Morrison County Social Services and requesting a Rule 25 Chemical Use Assessment.  The Rule 25 Assessment will determine an individual’s level of chemical dependency and recommend an appropriate level of care.

Chemical Use Assessments are available to both voluntary and court-ordered individuals.  Court ordered individuals MAY be assessed a fee for their assessment.

Referral services 

  • Education
  • Out-patient treatment
  • In-patient treatment
  • Halfway house
  • Sober housing
  • Group residential housing

Individuals can also contact Morrison County Social Services at 320-632-2951 or 1-800-269-1464 with any questions they may have regarding chemical dependency issues.