Every person’s experience with substance use is unique, so we tailor treatment plans to your individual needs. Counselors work closely with you to teach new coping skills, set treatment goals, and stay motivated to sustain your recovery. Maintaining recovery from a substance use disorder is a life-long process, and we provide the tools and support to make it happen.


Reduce or eliminate the use of alcohol or drugs to help people living with addiction move forward in their lives.

Establish treatment to those in need of effective care and ongoing support.

Customize treatment to the individual needs of each person.

Substance Use Counseling

Addiction is a disease and it can be treated. We understand that not everyone is alike, so Zumbro Valley Health Center uses a harm reduction model to help meet people where they’re at in their recovery. We provide a series of comprehensive one-on-one and group treatment options.

Recovery from addiction isn’t simply about not using drugs or alcohol anymore. It’s also about forming healthy relationships, connecting with others, and learning how to live a meaningful life.

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Substance Use Programs

Zumbro Valley Health Center offers you a wide range of outpatient treatment programs designed to help overcome your dependence on alcohol and/or other chemicals. Our model of care provides the level of treatment for your needs. For some, this may involve one-on-one sessions with a licensed counselor while others may include group therapy and ongoing support. Clients also have access to specialty services such as therapy, psychiatry, and medical care.

Traditional Programs

An education and intervention program for people who have experienced harmful effects from alcohol or drug use but are not dependent on these substances. Classes are held every other month to review the physical, mental and social impact of substance use.

A monthly program involved with traffic court or the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The class, which provides 8 hours of education on the effects of drinking, drug use and driving, is held the first Saturday of each month.

An outpatient-based, introductory treatment program focused on the consequences of alcohol and/or drug use and how these substances impact people’s lives. Participants learn coping skills and relapse prevention techniques.

An intensive, harm-reduction program designed for people who have reached the chronic stages of substance use. Participants meet in group or individual settings to identify relapse triggers, develop new patterns of thinking and build social networks with others.

The STAR program offers a safe, supportive setting for adolescents (ages 13-17) that is free of judgment and criticism. Youth and their parents, which include birth parent, foster parent, step-parent, adoptive parent, guardian, or another supporting community member/s, are welcome and expected to attend an interactive group discussion once a month for four hours. Graduation from the program is based on participants’ progress with the curriculum.

Custom Programs

A treatment program designed to meet the unique needs of people with an alcohol or drug problem and cognitive impairment such as traumatic brain injury, developmental disability, mild head trauma, or the residual effects of chronic substance use.

An intensive treatment program designed for people diagnosed with a co-occurring (mental and substance) disorder. An integrated team of chemical health counselors, therapists, and psychiatric providers works closely with each participant to create a treatment plan based on their needs.


A gender-specific program designed to help women with alcohol/drug use issues and mental health concerns. Program participants discuss strategies around relationships, enhance their mental health,  earn about boundaries and understand self-care.


Here to Help

Recovery is an on-going process, and it requires a daily commitment. But you don’t have to do it alone. Our experienced staff provide a safe and caring setting where you can share experiences, build new relationships and develop a support network. And we’ll be there to offer guidance and support throughout the recovery journey. Make an appointment by calling 507.289.2089 or send us a message.

In the case of a mental health crisis, please call our crisis line at 844.274.7472 or text MN to 741741.