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Chemical Health Assessment

To enter Avivo’s treatment programs, you must have a chemical health diagnosis, which is documented by a Chemical Health Assessment. This assessment provides access and funding for substance abuse treatment.

In-person assessments have resumed on a first-come first-served, walk-in basis, Monday – Friday, at our Minneapolis location at 1900 Chicago Avenue. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m.

To schedule or refer, or for any questions, please email, call 612.752.8074, or fax 612.752.8051.

Individuals must meet eligibility guidelines. See our FAQ for more details.

Addiction Test

Are you wondering if your alcohol or other drug use is becoming a problem?

This four-question addiction quiz* helps to reveal the possibility of substance abuse.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking or drug use?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?
  3. Have you ever felt remorseful about your drinking or drug use?
  4. Have you ever had a drink or used drugs in the morning in order to relieve a hangover or steady your nerves?

Answering “yes” to two or more questions may indicate a problem with alcohol or other drugs.

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Clinicians and counselors at Avivo will not assume that individuals have a diagnosis of substance abuse when they reach out. Our Chemical Health Assessment provides an accurate diagnosis along with recommendations of the care that’s right for you.

The chemical health assessment is the professional assessment individuals need to consider residential or intensive outpatient treatment if that is the next step. Our professional staff is here to help you.

*The four question quiz is based on the CAGE substance abuse screening tool.

Employment Help

We need to know a little bit about you and your needs so we can direct you to the right mix of services we have at Avivo. Please complete this short inquiry form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!

If you want to talk to someone directly, please call 612.752.8131.

You can also find out more about the employment services we offer by starting here.

Community Support Programs

Our Community Support Program (CSP) serving Hennepin County residents living with mental illness has transitioned to community-based programming from its site-based model and is developing safe activities for engagement over the next couple months.

Membership is free. Please contact us with any questions by emailing Brenda, CSP Program Manager, or by calling 612.752.8520.


Housing Resources

Where to find housing

We currently have no openings in Avivo’s housing programs at this time. All counties in Minnesota accept referrals for housing through a process called Coordinated Entry.

Hennepin County families and individuals can access Coordinated Entry through St. Olaf Church and Adult Shelter Connect. Ramsey County family and individual access can be found here. If you and your family don’t live in Hennepin County or Ramsey County, there are still options for you. All counties in Minnesota have some form of Coordinated Entry.


Tobacco Cessation Supports

Tobacco carries very serious health risks to the user and non-user. Avivo is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of our participants, visitors, and employees, and is tobacco-free at all locations.

Here are a few helpful resources to support participants and others wanting to be tobacco-free while at Avivo. Many provide free support for tobacco cessation:

Minnesota Health Coverage for Tobacco Cessation
Individual Services through QUITPLAN –
QUITPLAN Helpline, call 1-888-354-7526
LUNG HelpLine & Tobacco QuiteLine, call 1-800-Tobacco Cessation Health Coverage in MN
American Lung Association resources –

Avivo’s tobacco-free policy furthers our organization’s mission to increase well-being through recovery and career advancement while working to end homelessness. It also promotes our vision of realizing communities which are free of health and economic disparities.


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