Lodging Plus Inpatient Program

Lodging Plus allows patients to reside in a supportive, supervised environment while participating in our substance use treatment program. Through treatment, patients come to understand the negative effects of alcohol and/or drugs on their life and relationships. We work with each patient on an individual level to build a positive self-image and develop the life skills necessary to achieve and maintain sobriety.

An Inpatient Treatment Program

Lodging Plus patients receive quality care for alcohol and/or drug use in a living environment that is conducive to their recovery. Our residents receive 30 hours of service per week, including group therapy, individual counseling, spiritual care and education sessions. Each patient is assigned to a primary counselor and therapy group for the duration of their stay. Shortly after admission to Lodging Plus, the patient will work with a counselor to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan outlines treatment goals that, when reached, will determine the next steps in the recovery process. Lodging Plus is a tobacco, vaping, and e-cigarette free facility. Smoking cessation services and support are available as part of the program. The program partners with the University of Minnesota to offer research-based tried and true treatment models.

Continued Care for Successful Recovery

Establishing recovery takes time, and the length of time required is different for every patient. Our program offers services that extend beyond the residential stay to help maintain recovery after returning home. Lodging Plus may be the first step in the treatment process for some patients or the next step after another form of inpatient care for others. After finishing treatment at Lodging Plus, the care team and patient work together to decide what type of care and support will follow.  

Ongoing Support

We offer several support options to patients and their families, both during and after treatment. 

Concerned Persons Program
Family members are encouraged to participate in these weekly drop-in meetings at least once during treatment. There is no cost to attend.

Growth Group
This ongoing weekly support group is run by alumni facilitators. It is designed to offer continued support during the recovery process. Growth Group is free of charge and is open to those who have completed their primary treatment plan.

Alumni Association
The Alumni Association is available to patients and families who have participated in the chemical dependency program. They offer support for patients in all stages of the recovery process. Social events, trips and other activities related to recovery are also offered.

Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Fairview Recovery Services is proud to offer the only hospital based Intensive Outpatient specialized substance use disorder treatment program serving Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing individuals in the United States. Our goal is to help patients live a meaningful life that is free from the confines of drug and alcohol addiction.

A unique approach to chemical dependency treatment
Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing patients need treatment options that are both culturally and linguistically/language appropriate. Our staff is respectful of these needs and creates a personalized care plan for each individual providing treatment services in American Sign Language seven days a week. In addition, every patient can expect the following:

  • All patients are Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard-of-Hearing.
  • All staff is fluent in American Sign Language.
  • Licensed alcohol and drug counselors on staff (LADC).
  • Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing role models on staff.
  • Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing peer recovery support and peer mentoring. 
  • Visual or hands-on group activities.
  • Many program materials have been translated into American Sign Language and are language accessible.
  • Certified American Sign Language interpreters provided for medical, therapy, psychiatric appointments, weekend workshops, family week, lectures, and 12-step meetings.
  • Activities, recreation, and creative expression opportunities designed to help overcome language barriers and build a support network for healthier living.
Phase I: the first step toward recovery
Most individuals who use alcohol or other drugs don’t think they have a serious problem. During Phase I, patients will:

  • Learn comprehensive information about substance abuse disorders. 
  • Begin to understand the impact drug and/or alcohol use has had on their life.
  • Determine what steps they must take to remain drug/alcohol free.
  • Establish a recovery plan that will help them stay sober after leaving treatment.

Post-treatment support
Establishing recovery and maintaining sobriety takes time. Our treatment model ensures that our patients have the support they need to maintain a drug/alcohol free lifestyle after they finish treatment. Patients and counselors will work together to establish post-treatment goals and determine which level of care will provide the best support. 

Our staff will also connect patients with resources in the community that support people learning to live without drugs or alcohol, including other Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing individuals in recovery. 

Family matters
Substance Abuse disorder affects the entire family. Family Week programming is available for all our patients enrolled in the Lodging Plus program. This program consists of family therapists providing support and guidance in communication with their family member. Language accessibility is provided for all our patients for clear and open communication. Our counselors help families understand chemical dependency and the role they play in the recovery process. This program is Monday through Thursday and family members are strongly encouraged to attend.

We bring our experience and expertise with this underserved population and believe Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard-of-Hearing patients with substance use disorders should have equal access to quality treatment services.