The Upper Mississippi Mental
Health Center’s Program for Addictions Recovery (PAR) offers a
variety of chemical abuse and addiction related programs for adults
and adolescents at our treatment centers in Bemidji and Park Rapids
and also provides an adolescent program at the Northwestern Minnesota
Juvenile Center in Bemidji.
PAR seeks to provide its clients with recovery tools to overcome self-damaging
abuse and addiction. Our treatment philosophy is compatible with the
philosophy of 12-step recovery programs. Through group therapy and related
activities, program participants work to establish a new lifestyle free
from substance abuse and/or addiction.
Participants learn to understand attitudes and beliefs that create
obstacles in recovery, self-management and communication skills and
develop better relationships with people who are important to them.
Treatment stresses the importance of self-awareness, personal growth
and recovery. In addition to the goal of a lifestyle free of alcohol
and other illicit drugs, the participants develop coping skills and
identify their individual recovery process.
Aftercare is available to provide continued support and assistance
after primary treatment. For persons with longstanding problems with
alcohol or drugs and who have had multiple attempts at treatment, there
are extended aftercare and case management programs.