How do I get into treatment?
Individuals seeking treatment can enter the program in two ways. First, they can call our patient service assistant at 701-857-2480 (toll free at 1-800-862-0005) and schedule an appointment for a full alcohol and drug evaluation. These appointments are usually two- to five-day waits and typically last one hour. (We do not offer walk-in appointments.) From this evaluation, recommendations will be made for the appropriate level or type of treatment that would work best for the individual. The second way to enter services is to report directly to the Emergency Room. If an individual is at risk for withdrawal complications from central nervous system depressants, or substance or medical complications from any substances of use, they will be admitted to the hospital through the Emergency Room and a chemical dependency consultation will be ordered. Once the individual is seen by a qualified professional, recommendations for treatment will be made.
What ages does Trinity Addiction Services serve?
Trinity offers all of its treatment services to individuals 18 and older.
How do I pay for treatment?
Trinity Addiction Services accepts many third-party insurances. If an individual patient does not have third party insurance, they may pay cash for their treatment. A fee will be established to start; the individual will be billed for the remainder of the treatment.
Who will I be working with in treatment?
We employ licensed addiction counselors, licensed social workers, medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and certified nurses assistants, as well as other people learning to find recovery from their addictions.
What can I expect if I’m accepted into a treatment program?
Trinity offers group counseling services, individual counseling, education sessions, social skills groups, and medical services, all geared to address addiction related issues. You will complete assignments, learn about addiction and recovery, share honestly about your life situation and addiction, and be fully supportive of the collaborative efforts of an individual working with professionals to find the best personal path to recovery. These services can be provided in an outpatient setting where you may stay at home and attend during the day, or you may be offered a bed to stay in should you need that additional support or live too far away to travel to treatment on a regular, consistent basis. We are primarily a 12-Step modeled program, but we implement an array of evidence-based practices to assist our patients.
How long is treatment and when is treatment finished?
Treatment is offered at multiple levels of care (forms of treatment). There are three primary forms: day treatment, intensive outpatient (IOP), and aftercare. Day treatment is typically four weeks long, IOP is typically six weeks long, and aftercare is typically 20 weeks long. For the best results, studies have shown that individuals who move from most intensive treatment to least intensive treatment have the best success. Your initial level of treatment will be identified in the evaluation. Day treatment is considered the highest intensity and aftercare the lowest. Recommendations for follow-up forms of treatment will come at the end of your initial level of treatment. No one is forced to follow any recommendation, but the recommendations are determined by national standard requirements and the expert assessment of the Licensed Addiction Counselor working with you.
What happens if I relapse (drink or use) while attending treatment? Will I be discharged?
Any episode of drinking or using during treatment will be discussed with your primary counselor and possibly the addiction treatment team. We follow the medical model that addiction is a disease and that relapse is a strong potential for those with this disease. By being honest with your counselor and the treatment program, a relapse can be used as a growing experience. However, if you are not honest with your counselor and treatment team, it will become an obstacle for your treatment. There is zero tolerance for any patient in the Trinity Health Addiction Program to bring ANY substance of abuse into the hospital.
Is my information confidential?
Patient confidentiality is vital to any treatment and its success. All inquiries and admissions to our treatment program are kept completely confidential. Federal laws (42 CFR Part II) and regulations are strictly followed to protect anonymity.
Will I be required (or permitted) to take medication during treatment?
Each patient admitted to Trinity Addiction Services shall undergo a comprehensive medical and addiction assessment by a qualified medical provider. All medication determinations are made on an individual basis, and always involve the informed consent of the patient by our medical staff. We do not offer patients medications that are high risk for abuse, but do use alternative methods to appropriately manage all medical and psychiatric concerns.
Do I have to stay at Trinity during my treatment?
Not every treatment program is set up to require a patient to remain in the hospital for treatment. The programs that require a patient to remain in the hospital for the duration of their treatment are designed to help provide the best support for the patient seeking help. This will be determined on an individual basis.
Does Trinity Health offer medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction (such as Methadone or Suboxone)?
We do not offer any form of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction at this time.