Substance Abuse

Partner with the compassionate and knowledgeable chemical dependency specialists at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, MN. You’ll receive personalized treatment in a supportive, safe environment.

When to Get Help

Don’t struggle with addiction alone. Get help if drugs and alcohol:

  • Interfere with your daily activities
  • Impact your quality of life
  • Affect your emotional, physical, and mental health
  • Lead to withdrawal symptoms
  • Affect your relationships
  • Cause financial or legal problems

If you’re concerned about a loved one’s drug or alcohol use, talk to them about your concerns or contact Essentia for support.

If you or a loved one have symptoms of an overdose or serious withdrawal, call 911 or get medical attention right away. Withdrawing from alcohol and certain drugs, such as benzodiazepines, can be life-threatening.

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Build coping skills and overcome substance abuse with professional care. Getting help can also help prevent health complications.

Most care plans include a combination of inpatient, outpatient, and aftercare services over 16 weeks. Your treatment is tailored to your needs.

Our staff are trained and licensed to treat addiction. People who’ve used our treatment services report high satisfaction. They also say they felt physically and emotionally safe during the program.

Inpatient Treatment

During inpatient, treatment, you live at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minnesota. You’ll benefit from being close to the high level of medical services the hospital provides. St. Joseph’s Medical Center has an impressive staff-to-patient ratio of one to six.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient care allows you to live at home and visit a provider in the clinic setting for ongoing recovery.

Get non-judgmental outpatient care for substance use disorder at Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic. Our clinic-based program provides screening, diagnosis, and standard care - including medication-assisted treatment. We can also connect you with community support programs and addiction recovery resources.

Family-Centered Care

You can choose if you want your family members to be part of your recovery. If so, the dedicated professionals at St. Joseph's Medical Center can help you:

  • Improve your relationships and ability to communicate
  • Involve family members in treatment planning
  • Reintegrate family contact

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.