Substance Use Disorder Services

The Mille Lacs Band's SUD Department, a division of Health and Human Services, assists Band members suffering from chemical use and abuse. We provide a full range of services, including Rule 25 comprehensive assessments, Wellbriety Groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, relapse prevention, aftercare educational sessions, a halfway house and outpatient treatment programs.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call, email or stop by one of the clinics in District I, II or III.

To schedule Rule 25 (Comprehensive Assessments) please call our Scheduler / Billing Clerk Teresa Sam at: (320) 532-7773. Questions may also be answered at: sudinfo@hhs.millelacsband-nsn.gov.

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Assessments and Counseling

Rule 25 Comprehensive Assessments — Assessors determine the length and type of treatment services that may be needed for individuals with chemical use issues. To schedule chemical use service appointments, please call 320-532-7773.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Wellbriety Groups intervene and support individuals battling chemical abuse.

Our Relapse Prevention and Aftercare works toward preventing relapses in individuals recovering from chemical abuse.

Recovery Groups

District I Mille Lacs

Wellbriety Mothers of Tradition: Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia (Next to the Halfway House – Brown Building) Contact Kim Sam at 320-532-7773, ext. 2419

Wellbriety Migizi Meeting: Mondays, 7 p.m., Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel 700 Grand Avenue, Onamia, Minnesota.

Wellbriety Celebrating Families: Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m., Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Group 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia, Minnesota. Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768

N.A. / A.A. Welcome: Hosted by Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia (Red Brick Building). Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768

Wellbriety Red Road Meeting: Saturdays, 6 – 7 p.m., Mino Bimaadiziwin (Old Budget Host Hotel) 40847 US-169, Onamia. Contact Mino Bimaadiziwin at 320-532-3911

Wellbriety Sons of Tradition: Sundays, 1 – 3 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia Contact Kim Sam at 320-532-7773, ext. 2419

District II East Lake

AA Group: Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m., East Lake Community Center Contact Vicki Parsons at 218-768-2431

District III Hinckley & Aazhoomog

NA Meeting: Mondays, 7 p.m., Aazhoomog Community Center

Wellbriety 12 Step Group: Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Aazhoomog Clinic Conference Room. Contact Loretta Hansen at 320-385-7044.

Wellbriety Meeting: Thursdays, 6 p.m., Hinckley Corporate Bldg. Contact Loretta Hansen at 320-385-7044.

Chemical Use Outpatient Treatment Program

Our Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program allows individuals to reside at home and be employed while participating in outpatient SUD Treatment. Referrals are accepted from Tribal Rule 25 Chemical Dependency Counselors / Assessors.

Other Services

Sobriety Feasts

Sobriety Feasts are held at the District I Community Center the last Tuesday of each month, at the District IIA (Isle) Community Center the last Thursday of each month. Please contact SUD Services for the speaker/presenter of the month, as well as times and locations for District II and III.

Halfway House

Our Halfway House program provides a clean and sober living environment for adult Native American men suffering from the effects of alcohol and/or drug addiction.

Richard Hill
Halfway House Manager

320-532-4768

Batterers' Intervention Program

The MLB Batterers’ Intervention Program is a domestic violence program for individuals with dv charges/offenses. We utilize the Duluth Model curriculum with added emphasis on Native specific programming. We operate in compliance with MN Statutes, and meet the criteria for most probation/ISR/Courts requirements.

Desiree Montonye
SUD Clinical Supervisor

320-532-8909
320-630-8953