Contact Us

(218) 335-4514 Phone
(218) 335-4580 Fax

Mailing Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Physical Address
409 3rd Street NE
Cass Lake, MN 56633


Opioid Treatment Program

Opioid Treatment Building

It is the mission of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Opioid Treatment Program to provide community based, culturally focused substance addiction recovery services that will promote holistic health and a drug free lifestyle for our clients, their families, and our communities. To follow a sacred path of healthy living for the betterment of our people and our communities wellbeing.

Admission Process

  1. Call Intake Worker at (218) 335-4514. Give your information to our intake worker and start your admission to the OPIOID Treatment Program
  2. Complete a Rule 25 Assessment in the county that you reside in. Follow the recommendations of the assessor. Your assessment will be reviewed by the Lead Case Manager and Rule 25 for eligibility.
  3. If approved, and your information is on file you will be scheduled for a History and Physical with our doctor. You will need to bring in your:
    • Photo Identification
    • Income Verification
    • Insurance Card
    • Address Verification
    • Current Medication List
  4. Start Induction & daily dosing
  5. Meet with LADC and complete your Treatment Plan
  6. Meet with Case Manager to complete Orientation

Our Program Provides the Following Service for Our Clients

  • Tapering, wellbriety & relapse prevention groups
  • Craft/sewing group
  • 12 steps & education group
  • Culture & talking groups
  • 1:1 with counselors and/or case managers
  • Transportation is available to our clients
  • Sobriety feast and incentives for drug free living will be given
  • Prenatal education for pregnant moms

Requirements for treatment

  • Our clients must follow all policies to remain in the program
  • Orientation is required for all new clients
    • Any orientation updates are required for existing clients
  • Daily dosing of Suboxone
  • Must attend groups and meetings per treatment plan
  • Meet with the assigned licensed alcohol/drug counselor or case manager per treatment plan
  • Remain illicit substance free

What we offer to our clients

  • Cultural activities and events
  • Daily onsite groups and meetings (Mon-Sat)
  • Counseling and case management
  • Safe and private dosing environment
  • Transportation (to and from the program for dosing, onsite appointments and, groups/meetings)
    • Transportation also available upon request for food shelf, WIC, medical/dental/mental health appointments, interviews for employment. Must have appointment verification
  • Assistance with housing, education and employment applications

Admission process

  1. Call the intake worker at (218)-335-4514 to submit your information.
  2. Complete a rule 25 in the county or reservation that you reside in. Follow the recommendations of the assessor. Your assessment will be reviewed for eligibility.
  3. If approved and all of your information is on file you will be scheduled for a history and physical with our doctor. You will need to bring the following to your first appointment:
    • Photo ID (tribal, state ID)
    • Income verification
    • Proof of insurance and insurance card
    • Address verification
    • Current medication list
    • If all documents are not in place client will not be set up for further appointments.
  4. Start induction and daily dosing
  5. Meet with LADC and complete your treatment plan
  6. Meet with case manager to complete orientation
  7. Priorities are given to following:
     • Pregnant women
     • 55 years and older
     • IV Drug users
     • Significant others of current clients

Please note:

  • Pregnant mothers require a referral of approval from OB/GYN to be in the program (must start program before the 6th month of pregnancy)

Cultural Component

  • Education on historical trauma and medicinal use
  • Cultural history (dance, drum, clans, traditional teachings)
  • Ojibwemowin
  • 7 sacred teachings (love, courage, respect, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth)
  • Learn to heal within the community: ceremonies, and cultural events are mentioned and encouraged
  • Beading and sewing groups
  • Spiritual and cultural growth: building foundations, spiritual and cultural awareness, family reconnection, establish recovery support, strength and courage, learn to walk in balance
  • Cultural Coordinator is on staff

Insurances Accepted

Medical Assistance, Self-Pay and CCDTF

We will continue to work with other Leech Lake tribal programs, including RTC, A & D, Assessors Unit, Health Division, DPS/Community Outreach to improve the health and wellness of all Leech Lake Reservation communities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
  • Non-Natives
  • Non-Natives living with Native families
  • 18 years old and older
  • Income guidelines apply


  • Intravenous Drug Users
  • Pregnant Women
  • Elders 55 years and older
  • Significant others of current clients
  • Clients who complete residential treatment and now returning home for more support (M.A.T.)