Recovery Programs

Recovery Programs

The Zumbro Valley Health Center recovery programs are a continuum of outpatient treatment services designed to care for adults who are dependent on alcohol and/or other chemicals. Our diverse programs offer personalized options to meet their distinct needs.

Recovery Basics

The Recovery Basics program offers outpatient treatment to adults abusing alcohol or other mood-altering substances. A multidisciplinary team approach is used to treat with each individual. Client-centered treatment plans are developed for each program participant, focused on teaching:

  • Physical effects of chemicals and the benefits of abstinence
  • New thinking patterns while helping participants understand the effects chemical dependence has had on relationships, family and work
  • Techniques to build a support network
  • Long-term care and sober living skills through the use of support groups


Pacing Recovery Effectively Program

The Pacing Recovery Effectively Program is specifically designed to treat adults with co-occurring substance use and cognitive impairment – traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, mild head trauma (combat blasts, sports injuries, etc.) and the residual effects of chronic alcohol and drug use. Zumbro Valley Health Center staff collaborates with a variety of organizations to ensure client access to appropriate services. This 15-week program employs an individual treatment plan for each client. Treatment focuses on utilizing visual and auditory aids to help participants understand the damaging impact that alcohol and other chemicals have in relation to cognitive disabilities.

Recovery Partners

The Recovery Partners program is an intensive outpatient treatment option for adults with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and a substance use disorder. The program provides multidisciplinary treatment to care for clients’ co-occurring conditions. Staff and clients use evidence-based practices to develop a client-centered treatment plan that begins with an individual assessment along with individual counseling sessions. This treatment integrates the following:

  • Chemical health education
  • Relapse prevention
  • Crisis planning
  • Separate meetings incorporating principles of Dual Recovery Anonymous
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Men’s and women’s life issues
  • Social skills
  • Cognitive behavior therapy

Goals for the program include reducing the substance use and stabilizing symptoms of mental illness, improving clients’ overall level of functioning and helping participants develop an ongoing support network to extend their periods of sobriety and increase stability.

Right to Recovery

The Right to Recovery program is a long-term, non-traditional harm reduction option for adults with a history of substance use disorders. This program is designed to help individuals who have participated in or completed residential or outpatient treatment in the past and need additional support. Treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment, and a client-centered treatment plan is created around the following:

  • Educational presentations
  • Treatment groups five days a week
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Collaboration with a multidisciplinary team that may include a counselor, case manager, nursing staff, physician and probation officer
  • Recreational activities

Over the course of the one-year program, participants will identify areas leading to relapse and develop new thinking patterns, address physical and mental health needs, interact with sober people in social and recreational activities and learn lifestyle changes needed for recovery. Goals for the program include increasing lengths of abstinence from mood-altering substances, improving decision-making skills and enhancing participants’ quality of life.

Outreach and Continued Care

The Outreach and Continued Care program is specifically designed for adults who are homeless and have a chronic substance use disorder. Services include:

  • Use of outreach staff to identify individuals in the community
  • Substance abuse support group
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Assistance in locating housing
  • Life-skill building and vocational assistance
  • Nursing observation and referrals
  • Recreational activities



Zumbro Valley Mental Health

ZVHC Groups

Please contact Customer Service at 507.289.2089 to help determine if you are eligible.
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