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Substance Use Evaluation

The term substance use evaluation is the standard tool utilized by substance use providers to determine appropriate levels of care, criteria for diagnosis of substance use disorder, co-occurring factors, etc. Previously, this process has been referred to a Comprehensive Assessment, Rule 25, or SUD Assessment. Woodland Centers staff will assist you with questions related to this process to ensure you are provided with what you need. 


- The process for being evaluated for a substance use disorder, and/or treatment recommendations, begins by completing a comprehensive evaluation. No referral is necessary, and anyone can request to complete one. This evaluation is completed by a mental health professional, and reviewed by the substance use team. Recommendations for substance use services are made by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. This evaluation does satisfy the requirements for most requests from court, probation, health and human services, Child Protection, and the MN Dept. of Public Safety. 


- Spanish speaking staff are available to provide a comprehensive assessment for those individuals who prefer the interview be conducted completely in Spanish.

- Inmates in the Kandiyohi County Jail can request an in person comprehensive assessment completed by a substance use professional. Other area jails may qualify for telehealth services.

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You are not alone! This is one of the most common reasons for not seeking help. Don’t let the fear and stigma of reaching out for help, depression and anxiety, or lack of resources, stop you from getting the needed health services to improve your life and achieve your future goals.

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