The Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment (CADT) is a network of several facilities in Duluth, Minnesota. It has been serving the community since 1961 when a group of concerned citizens who came together to form the Center on Problem Drinking, now known as the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment. It offers detox, inpatient and outpatient programs and transitional care for clients struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Three gender-specific sober living facilities are available to clients that have completed the 30-day residential program, or who are looking for a sober and supportive environment after at least 30 days of inpatient at another facility.
Accommodation and Amenities
Each CADT transitional living facility offers a slightly different structured environment. The three houses are located in downtown Duluth, on the banks of Lake Superior. Marty Mann House is a 24-bed facility for women and the two Howard Friese Houses offer a combined 14 beds for men. Both programs are designed to provide continuing care to individuals following primary treatment.
The Marty Mann House for women provides a safe place for women in a historic mansion. The well-appointed, comfortable home features ample space to store personal belongings in double-occupancy bedrooms. Bathrooms are also shared, and communal areas are comfortable and spacious. Staff members supervise shopping and cooking, but clients are required to help in the kitchen and do household chores.
The men’s transitional living facilities, called Howard Friese and Howard Friese Hillside House, are located a short distance from the women’s home and also features shared rooms, bathrooms and communal areas. The men are expected to build life skills by grocery shopping and cooking for themselves.
Rules and Regulations
Clients entering transitional living must have at least 30 days clean and sober and be fully detoxed from all substances. They must stay for at least 90 days, but can stay up to a year. Most male clients participate in the CADT Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which consists of group therapy 12 hours a week and individual therapy as needed. Case management is also provided in the IOP.
The Marty Mann House offers on-site treatment, with both high and medium intensity programs. Treatment is individualized, based on each woman’s needs and is geared toward relapse prevention, developing life skills and a stable living environment, which includes preparing them to return to work. High intensity treatment includes 30 hours a week of structured activities, individual and family sessions. Medium intensity treatment is 15 hours a week of recovery-oriented activities, individual and family sessions.
Clients are required to attend in-house and off-site 12-step meetings and show active participation in the program. Random urinalysis is performed to ensure sobriety is maintained. Consumption of drugs or alcohol or bringing substances into the house are grounds for immediate eviction. No physical or verbal violence is tolerated.
CADT also provides treatment for gambling addiction, as well as help with health insurance enrollment and low cost housing. Drug and alcohol assessments for court purposes are available on a walk-in basis at the main facility.
Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment provides transitional living facilities that are highly structured and stable. The environment provided is meant to offer a level of support and care that is often lacking for clients upon completing inpatient treatment. CADT has the resources and treatment options to assist those with client’s needs, transitioning them into employment, schooling and new homes.
Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Extended Care Location
Marty Mann House
2211 Greysolon Rd
Duluth, MN 55805
Howard Friese House
1520 East 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55805
Howard Friese Hillside House
714 North 11th Ave East
Duluth, MN 55805
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