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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.

Chemical health assessments are provided on a first-come first-served, walk-in basis, Monday – Friday, at our Minneapolis location at 1900 Chicago Avenue. Doors open at 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 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

Avivo’s Community Support Program (CSP) has three locations conveniently located in Hennepin County – Bloomington, Crystal, and Minneapolis.

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. 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.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.


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