Meridian Behavioral Health provides chemically dependent Minnesotans with an array of choices for treatment. A subsidiary of Meridian, Avalon Midway serves adult women over the age of 18 with outpatient treatment as well as dual diagnosis support for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders. Midway is located in an urban section of St. Paul and provides a comfortable—rather than clinical—environment for clients, similar to a therapist’s office. Midway distinguishes itself with a specialized treatment program called Latitudes which provides treatment tailored specifically for LGBT clients.
Treatment and Staff
Midway arranges chemical health assessments by appointment for new clients which allows the clinical team to create a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Treatment at Midway is both evidence-based and 12-step supportive.
Treatment modalities offered at Midway include CBT and DBT to help clients change their negative thought patterns. All clients participate in some combination of group and individual therapy. Both day and evening groups are available to accommodate clients who must continue to work and meet family responsibilities. Group sessions focus on relapse prevention techniques.
LGBT clients enrolled in Midway’s Latitudes program complete the same intake process and receive the same services as non-Latitudes clients, but have access to specialized services including discussion groups focused on LGBT issues, education around sexual health and Family Systems workshops.
Midway has a small full-time staff that includes an MD who assists clients struggling with co-occurring disorders. Medication management services are also available when necessary. The staff consists primarily of LADCs who assist with assessments and therapy.
Meridian Behavioral Health has seven residential and 10 non-residential facilities in the greater Twin Cities area aside from Midway. Facilities are available for men and women in both co-ed and gender-specific environments.
Avalon Midway provides basic outpatient treatment services for women as well as a program with special accommodations for LGBT clients. The facility offers evidence-based treatment for drug and alcohol abuse suited for a range of ages. While individuals who require an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may find this program lacking, the flexible hours and dual diagnosis support make this ideal for those who have active lives with family and work obligations and are seeking gender-specific treatment.
1885 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55104
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