Chemical Dependency Services

Chemical dependency is a physical and/or psychological addiction characterized by the compulsive use of mood altering drugs. Mood altering drugs include but are not limited to marijuana, sedatives, hallucinogens, opiates, alcohol and narcotics that 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.

Chemical Dependency Assessment

Assessment services are provided to individuals seeking  Chemical Dependency treatment services as a result of problems at home, at work, in the family, or in the community due to their use of alcohol or drugs. Persons requesting services are assessed by a Grant County Social Worker in Chemical Dependency and are referred to appropriate treatment services when needed


Grant County Social Services provides Rule 25 Chemical Use Assessments to determine if a person meets criteria for a substance use disorder and eligibility for outpatient or residential treatment, and if the person meets financial eligibility criteria to qualify for treatment funding assistance. For those meeting criteria, the Assessor can also assist in locating a treatment provider and arranging the funding.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline –   1-800-662-HELP(4357)

24-Hour Suicide Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

24-Hour Crisis Text Line: Text “MN” to 741741

For emergencies, dial 911