ADDICTION IS ONLY WHERE WE BEGIN TO HEAL

We believe the greatest difference we can make is helping others realize that a different life is possible. At Meridian Behavioral Health, we offer a wide range of treatment options in a safe, caring and confidential environment, all customized to the needs of each and every patient. There’s no drug too powerful, no addiction too strong. We embrace proven best practices, utilizing a number of therapeutic approaches to treat a variety of addiction and mental health issues. We have licensed facilities throughout Minnesota, and all of our residential programs (as well as many of our outpatient programs) are MI/CD licensed to treat patients who are chemically dependent with co-occurring mental health issues (known as a dual-diagnosis). Our addiction treatment staff works with every patient to create plans that are personalized to their specific needs, with the goal of achieving lasting, meaningful stability and recovery.

WHAT IS CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY?

Chemical dependency is more than just a habit, it’s a medical disease like diabetes, cancer or heart disease, and just like these conditions, it can be just as life-threatening if untreated. Affecting one in ten people, drug and alcohol dependency is indifferent to cultures, incomes, ages, and lifestyles. Contrary to the popular stereotype, someone with a chemical dependency may still have a good career, a mortgage and a loving family. Overall, people with alcoholism and other drug problems experience physical, emotional, and social symptoms, often hurting their friends and family, jeopardizing their jobs or even harming themselves.

HOW DO I KNOW IF TREATMENT IS NEEDED FOR ME OR A LOVED ONE?

Symptoms and signs of substance abuse and chemical dependency vary from person to person. While some with a dependency are in obvious need of help, others are better at “covering up” their symptoms than others by hiding their addiction from people around them. Here are a few key signs to look for if you suspect you or a loved one may have a problem:

IMPAIRED CONTROL OVER ONE'S CHEMICAL USE
PREOCCUPATION WITH USING ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS
USE DESPITE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES
IRRATIONAL THINKING
MOOD SWINGS FROM ANGER TO SADNESS TO DEPRESSION
REFUSAL TO TALK ABOUT A POTENTIAL PROBLEM

If you recognize any of the signs, please call us at 1 877 367 1715. We’re here to help and answer any questions. Help is right around the corner, don’t wait any longer.