Chemical Dependency

Chemical dependency is a physical and/or psychological addiction characterized by the compulsive use of mood altering drugs. Mood altering drugs include alcohol, hallucinogens, marijuana, narcotics, opiates, and sedatives. These can cause individuals to continue their using behavior while expecting a different outcome after each use. The result of this compulsive use can mean legal difficulties, loss of employment, family dysfunction, and medical / health complications.

Eligibility Process for Chemical Assessment Services

Funding for individuals seeking chemical assessment services is available through the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund. 

Clients who are on/eligible for Medical Assistance or who are without health insurance may be eligible for services, which may be available on the basis of need, eligibility, income and family size. A chemical assessment intake worker can discuss with you whether or not you may qualify.

An individual can access these funds by contacting the Le Sueur County chemical assessment intake worker and requesting a Rule 25 chemical use assessment. The Rule 25 assessment will determine an individual's level of chemical dependency and recommend an appropriate level of care.

Individuals who have private insurance or are on a managed care program through UCare/BluePlus, or Minnesota Care may access a Rule 25 Assessment and treatment service by calling the number on the back of their insurance card. 

Potential Referral Services

  • Education
  • Group Residential Housing
  • Halfway House
  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Sober Housing

Chemical Use Assessments

Chemical use assessments are available to both voluntary and court-ordered individuals. If you would like further information please contact Le Sueur County chemical assessment intake.