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Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessment

To enter Avivo’s treatment programs, you must have a chemical health diagnosis, which is documented by a Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessment. Rule 25 is a tool that provides access and funding for substance abuse treatment.

Rule 25 assessments are provided on a first-come first-served, walk-in basis, Monday – Friday, at our Minneapolis location at 1900 Chicago Avenue. Doors open between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. Individuals must meet eligibility guidelines. See our FAQ for more details.

To admit or refer, email intakereferrals@avivomn.org or call 612.752.8074.

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 Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessment provides an accurate diagnosis along with recommendations of the care that’s right for you.

The Rule 25 is the professional assessment individuals need to consider residential or 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 612-752-8445.

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

Community Support Programs

Avivo’s Community Support Programs (CSP) are conveniently located across the Twin Cities’ metro at four locations – Bloomington, Crystal, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.

Each CSP is a welcoming space that offers wellness and recovery support to adults living with a serious mental illness. Membership is free. Sites offer varying drop-in hours as well as links to community resources, career counseling, social and recreational activities, and more.


Housing Resources

Where to find housing

We currently have no openings in Avivo’s housing programs at this time. However, the following community housing resources are available.* There is not enough housing in the community; so, housing is not guaranteed.

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness

Hennepin County

Housing resources are available through Coordinated Entry for individuals and families experiencing literal homelessness (defined by HUD). Individuals may connect with homeless response team members at the homeless shelters or St. Stephen’s street outreach team for housing opportunities available through the coordinated entry system. Families living in shelters may access Coordinated Entry by calling Front Door Social Services at 612-348-4111. Avivo receives referrals this way.

Ramsey County

If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, call one of the following:

  • Single adults, 25 years and older: 651-647-3137
  • Families: 651-291-0211
  • Youth, ages 16-24: 651-224-9644

Dakota County

Individuals, families, and youth should call the Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751.

Housing resources

Housing Link (subsidized, transitional and supportive housing)

2-1-1 United  Way (housing, plus health and human services information)

Aeon (Twin Cities affordable and subsidized housing)

Commonbond Communities (affordable and income-based housing)

*We are in the progress of updating this information.


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.

Effective July 30, 2018, Avivo will be tobacco-free.

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.com
QUITPLAN Helpline, call 1-888-354-7526
LUNG HelpLine & Tobacco QuiteLine, call 1-800-Tobacco Cessation Health Coverage in MN
American Lung Association resources – lung.com

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