C.A.R.E. St. Peter

C.A.R.E. St. Peter

ABOUT C.A.R.E. ST. PETER

Part the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (C.A.R.E.) is a state-funded addiction treatment network. Located 68 miles southwest of Minneapolis, Minn., C.A.R.E. of St. Peter is one of six facilities of the network, and provides inpatient and outpatient-based programs for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. C.A.R.E. does not provide medically-supervised detoxification on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

To determine an appropriate level of care, clients may first participate in a substance abuse and psychiatric assessment. C.A.R.E.’s programming utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities to help clients set and achieve treatment goals. Treatment planning is person-centered, but C.A.R.E. offers family programming and medication assisted therapy for clients.

At the St. Peter location, Clients will also attend educational classes and learn relapse prevention strategies, such as coping skills, stress management, and trigger avoidance. C.A.R.E. also offers culturally based residential services for clients with multiple diagnoses, pathological gambling services, and consultation with local drug courts. Reviewer feedback also indicated the location provides 12-step treatment.

As an alternative to residential treatment, clients at risk for commitment of provisional discharge may attend chemical health intensive day treatment provided by C.A.R.E. in conjunction with Hennepin County. The program integrates housing, intensive case management, transportation, and vocational services.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Specific information on staff is limited, but the five individuals to rate this metric to date submitted an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The five individuals polled to date rated the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep 3.8 out of five.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed opinions concerning the facility. Although they provided a two-star rating for the facility’s accommodations and a one-star rating for its food, an anonymous alum offered five-star ratings for the effectiveness of lead counselors and the respect shown to clients. “The staff were knowledgeable about things, they shared their experiences,” they wrote.

The other alum agreed that counselors were experienced and helpful, but offered a one-star rating for the facility’s counseling options and criticized the facility’s reliance on 12-Step. The alum also reported issues of understaffing.

On Citehealth, C.A.R.E. has an average rating of 2.1 out of five stars based on eight reviews to date, with 2.75 stars for staff.[1] On HealthGrove, the facility received two conflicting ratings of one and five out of five stars.[2] Reviewers were mainly split on their experience with staff, with positive reviewers writing of compassionate staff while negative reviewers reported misdiagnoses and untrained workers.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive feedback of the program. Submitting a rating of four stars for the level of family participation, an anonymous loved one wrote: “Its a good quiet place to get well.” They did cite security concerns as a facility weakness. A parent of a client awarded four stars for the facility’s staff support and wrote: “It has seemed to help him.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

The sole employee polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered high four- and five-star ratings for all aspects of the facility, but echoed alumni opinions concerning understaffing. They wrote: “Not enough help they need more opportunities.”

FINANCING

As a state-funded facility, C.A.R.E. provides its treatment services on a sliding fee scale, based on the client’s ability to pay. The five individuals polled on the facility’s affordability by Best-rehabs.com submitted an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars for the program’s affordability. Reviewer feedback on other sites indicated that at one time C.A.R.E. accepted private insurance and Medicaid.

Updated April 2017

  1. http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/minnesota/cities/st-peter/community-addiction-recovery#reviews

  2. http://treatment-facilities.healthgrove.com/l/12946/Community-Addiction-Recovery

Reviews about C.A.R.E. St. Peter

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  • The staff were knowledgeable about things, they shared their experiences. It was not a place I learned deep things from, classes were just okay.
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  • It has seemed to help him.
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  • Therapists and counselors were knowledgeable and understood what we were going through. Lack of counselors, facility was cold, especially at night. One nurse was very rude. I really didn't find it helpful because it was AA related, and didn't take into account people who aren't religious.
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  • staff was nice. not enough help they need more opportunities
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  • Local experts with lots of experience Some security concerns with other patients Its a good quiet place to get well
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  • Great caregivers. Great place and city