What do I need to get into treatment?
Call the Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment (CADT) and schedule an initial assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to determine what level of services you need based on individual factors, and to develop an initial treatment plan. Walk-in Assessments are located at our downtown Duluth office at 314 West Superior Street on the 4th floor. Walk-in assessments are offered Monday-Friday from 8AM-12PM on a first come, first serve basis. Please call (218) 723-8444 and ask for the admissions supervisor with any questions. 

Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?
Most health plans cover most or all of the cost of treatment depending on what health plans call “medical necessity.” We are a network provider for most of the major health plans in Minnesota.

How long is treatment?
CADT does not operate fixed length-of-stay programs. We believe people should get the help they need; no more or no less.

What is your treatment philosophy?
We believe that treatment works best when our clients choose their treatment goals. We believe in individualized and collaborative treatment. This is called client-directed therapy. There are many pathways to recovery from alcohol and drug dependency, as well as different levels of severity, length of problem as well as the capacity to change. We value honesty and open-mindedness. We also believe in the willingness and the importance of using a variety of proven techniques to help each client achieve their treatment goals.

Are you a Twelve-Step program?
The Twelve-Step philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous has helped millions of people achieve lasting recovery from addiction. These groups are entirely independent and not affiliated with ANY treatment center or program. All of our clients are introduced to AA and NA during treatment and may choose to work the steps as part of their treatment. They usually become active in AA or NA following treatment. However, we do not require our clients to adopt a particular philosophy. We help our clients find a recovery support network that works for them.

What about medication during treatment?
We have a very experienced medical team, including psychiatry, general medicine and nursing. We help our clients assess the appropriate use of prescription medication during treatment. We often recommend medications specifically designed to assist in treatment and recovery. We do expect all clients to abstain from use of unapproved medication, illegal drugs or alcohol during treatment.

What is recovery?
The health community defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery is built on access to evidence-based clinical treatment and recovery support services for all populations.

How do I make payment arrangements on my account?
Billing inquiries and payment arrangements can be made by phone. Please contact us at (218) 723-8444 and ask for the Billing Department. The billing office is open Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30 pm.