Frequently Asked Questions on Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Q: I'm interested. What do I have to do to get into the program?
You need to complete an intake (initial paperwork and a drug and alcohol health assessment) with a licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselor which takes about an hour and a half to two hours. Once you do that, you are ready to start treatment.
Q: How do I pay for outpatient addiction treatment?
Six Dimensions Counseling addiction treatment can be paid for by insurance (we are in-network with Blue Cross, Preferred One, Health Partners, Medica, UCare, Cigna and MHP). If you have a Rule 25 (county funding) for Specialized Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services you may be able to get funding for outpatient treatment if the assessor believes it will be helpful to you. You would need to contact your county assessor and set up a new appointment. You can also self-pay. Payment plans are available, you can opt to pay "per session," or we can identify a different payment schedule; you don't have to pay all at once .
Q: I need to complete drug or alcohol addiction treatment to get my driver's license back. Will your program meet requirements?
Yes. Our drug and alcohol addiction programs and services meet court and Department of Public Safety Requirements. We are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and CARF accredited.
Q: What is addiction treatment like?
Sobriety, the obvious goal of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, gets easier as our experience of life improves. It's simple: better state of mind, better actions, better outcomes. So in groups, our discussions will typically focus on one thing: mental well-being. There are people from all walks of life who attend group. But whether you're a man or a woman, you're dealing with driver's license or probation issues, your drug of choice is alcohol or heroin, the approach is the same. Because what we have found is that the only thing ever missing for people is an understanding of how healthy they already are.
Most of the time it's the opposite, we tend to be experts in what's wrong. So rather than dissecting and analyzing all of your problems, we try and direct you towards "what's right"; which is that state of mind where you have a feeling of hope and begin to see real answers for yourself. We're looking for your group experience to be relaxing and enjoyable. That "nice feeling" that we are trying to cultivate in our sessions is the soil from which everyone's natural wisdom (insight) sprouts and flourishes. A healthier life can be just one insight away!
Q: Who is this Sydney Banks and what does he have to do with drug addiction treatment?
There is a growing understanding in the helping fields about Three Principles that change psychology and counseling from theories and guess work to an exact working science. It began over 37 years ago when Sydney Banks, an ordinary man, had a profound spiritual insight. He realized that there were three psycholgocial laws (Mind, Consciousness and Thought) governing all human experience. As he began to share his gift with the world a few psychologist and psychiatrists picked up on the dramatic changes that were happening with people. After some investigation, they too began to be affected by the insights this man had. They began to change how they approached their work by just talking to clients about their own personal insights from listening to Mr. Banks rather than going back into the past or using techniques that often offered little help anyway. Their clients began to change. But what surprised the helping professions was how much these clients were changing.
This new way of working with people was initially called Psychology of Mind and later was changed to Health Realization. There were times in the evolution where practitioners found their way back to techniques and concepts and consequentially the impact on listeners was lessened; but as our understanding has evolved we have come back to pointing people in the direction of these psychological laws or Principles. They are the foundation behind every human expcerience. It is these Three Principles that take us from guesswork and techniques to a working science similar to physics. Our evolution has uncovered what is behind long-lasting change.
These Three Principles explain our emotions, beliefs, concepts, behavior, etc. What Mr. Banks discovered is that that you don’t have to try to fix your behaviors, thoughts or emotions; the principles are showing us what is creating these experiences. While most cognitive approaches are examining the content of our personal thinking, we are looking at the human experience uncontaminated by our personal minds. That without our personal thinking straining our experience, all people access innate mental health and well-being, ease and common sense. From a healthier vantage point, overcoming alcohol and/or drug addiction moves from something that one has to “cope” with day to day to a natural part of life. All of this from a welder with a 9th grade education. Amazing, isn't it?