Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services


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Rule 25

The county can assist residents with an alcohol/drug abuse health assessment process (also known as Rule 25), which consists of:

  1. A chemical dependency/drug evaluation
  2. A determination of the need for chemical dependency / drug treatment

If the assessment recommends chemical dependency / drug treatment, funding for treatment through the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF) may be available. CCDTF is a funding source after all other payment options have been exhausted.

Applying for Services

An application for services must be completed and can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Visit our office during our business hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. If you would like assistance with completing the application, please come in between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
  2. Download, complete, and submit the Chemical Dependency Packet (PDF). Fax it to us at 507-437-9721,or drop it off at our office, or email it to us, the Health and Human Services Department. In addition to your application, be sure to send the verifications/documentations requested.

Once we receive the application it will be reviewed for eligibility and if approved, the individual will be given an authorization code along with a list of Rule 25 Assessment Providers. They can call the provider of their choice to set up an appointment for an assessment.