The Mille Lacs Band's SUD Department, a division of Health and Human Services, assists Band members suffering from chemical use and abuse. We provide a full range of services, including Rule 25 comprehensive assessments, Wellbriety Groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, relapse prevention, aftercare educational sessions, a halfway house, and outpatient treatment programs. Our newest positions of Peer Recovery Support and SUD Case Manager allow us to offer ongoing support for community members at all stages of the recovery process.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call, email, or stop by one of the clinics in District I, II, or III.
To schedule Rule 25 (Comprehensive Assessments), please call our Scheduler/Billing Clerk:
Questions may also be answered at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narcan Training Video
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About the SUD Department
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Assessments and Counseling
Rule 25 Comprehensive Assessments — Assessors determine the length and type of treatment services that may be needed for individuals with chemical use issues. To schedule chemical use service appointments, please call 320-532-7773.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Wellbriety Groups intervene and support individuals battling chemical abuse.
Our Relapse Prevention and Aftercare works toward preventing relapses in individuals recovering from chemical abuse.
Many community groups/events were offered pre-COVID-19, and the SUD Department will resume these groups/events once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
District I Mille Lacs
Wellbriety Mothers of Tradition: Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia (Next to the Halfway House — Brown Building).
Wellbriety Migizi Meeting: Mondays, 7 p.m., Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel, 700 Grand Avenue, Onamia, Minnesota.
Wellbriety Celebrating Families: Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m., Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Group, 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia, Minnesota. Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768.
N.A./A.A. Welcome: Hosted by Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia (Red Brick Building). Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768.
Wellbriety Red Road Meeting: Saturdays, 6 – 7 p.m., Mino Bimaadiziwin (Old Budget Host Hotel), 40847 US-169, Onamia. Contact Mino Bimaadiziwin at 320-532-3911.
Wellbriety Sons of Tradition: Sundays, 1 – 3 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia.
District III Hinckley & Aazhoomog
N.A. Meeting: Mondays, 7 p.m., Aazhoomog Community Center.
Wellbriety 12 Step Group: Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Aazhoomog Clinic Conference Room. Contact Loretta Hansen at 320-385-7044.
Wellbriety Meeting: Thursdays, 6 p.m., Hinckley Corporate Bldg. Contact Loretta Hansen at 320-385-7044.
Chemical Use Outpatient Treatment Program
Our Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program allows individuals to reside at home and be employed while participating in outpatient SUD treatment. Referrals are accepted from Tribal Rule 25 Chemical Dependency Counselors/Assessors.
Sobriety Feasts are held at the District I Community Center the last Tuesday of each month, at the District IIa (Isle) Community Center the last Thursday of each month. Please contact SUD Services for the speaker/presenter of the month, as well as times and locations for District II and III.
Our Halfway House program provides a clean and sober living environment for adult Native American men suffering from the effects of alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Halfway House Manager
Batterers' Intervention Program
The MLB Batterers’ Intervention Program is a domestic violence program for individuals with dv charges/offenses. We utilize the Duluth Model curriculum with added emphasis on Native-specific programming. We operate in compliance with MN Statutes, and meet the criteria for most probation/ISR/Courts requirements.
SUD Clinical Supervisor