Integrated Care

Integrated Care is the collaboration between behavioral health and primary care providers to ensure the most effective and informative care for the consumer. Integrated care focuses on consumers and family members as partners in the healthcare process.

Peer Support in Behavioral Health

Peer Support is an effective approach to supporting individuals in their recovery. Peer support specialists bring hope in recovery by sharing their own experiences and providing a sense of belonging.

Person-Centered Care

Person-Centered Care describes the effort to ensure that mental health a care is centered on the needs and desires of the consumer. It means that consumers set their own recovery goals and have choices in the services they receive, and they can select their own recovery support team. For mental health providers person-centered care means assisting consumers in achieving goals that are personally meaningful.

Progressing Through Treatment: Early, Middle, Late

As individuals stop their alcohol and/or drug use, they are giving up their primary source of support and most likely have not developed healthy coping skills



Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Recovery Housing

Also known as sober living, recovery housing is a recovery-oriented supportive living environment for individuals wanting to initiate and sustain recovery.

Recovery-Oriented Systems

Systems of health and human services that affirm hope for recovery, exemplify a strength-based orientation, and offer a wide spectrum of services and supports aimed at engaging people with mental health and substance use conditions into care and promoting their resilience and long-term recovery from which they and their families may choose.

Stages of Change

Change is not a single event; it is a process involving a variety of steps. When a person goes through treatment and recovery, they usually transition through the “Stages of Change”.


Supporting Recovery

Recovery is a reality in the lives of thousands of individuals & families in North Dakota and yet the stigma of addiction continues to be a barrier for those seeking help. Professionals can help reduce stigma in the following ways:

Supporting Your Loved One in Treatment

Substance abuse affects the whole family, not just the individual who is addicted.


A trauma-informed approach to the delivery of behavioral health services includes an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations. It involves viewing trauma through and ecological and cultural lens and recognizing that context plays a significant role in how individuals perceive and process traumatic events, whether acute or chronic.”


Using Medication to Treat Opioid Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment is an effective method for achieving recovery.