River Ridge

Gender Responsive and Trauma-informed Substance

Abuse and Mental Health Services

Outpatient Men’s Program

Outside 1-ps (002)
Therapy Room 2-ps
Group 1-ps
Group 4-ps
Common 2
Group 5-ps
Common 5
Outside 1-ps (002) Therapy Room 2-ps Group 1-ps Group 4-ps Common 2 Group 5-ps Common 5

What is River Ridge Outpatient?

River Ridge is an abstinence-based, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed outpatient treatment program for adult men experiencing Substance use and mental health concerns. Outpatient treatment is designed for individuals able to address their behavioral health issues while living at home and continuing to work, attend school, and fulfill family responsibilities. Program services are available during both morning and evening hours to accommodate individual schedules. Our Outpatient Services are currently offered via Telehealth.

All prospective clients are thoroughly evaluated by licensed addiction and mental health professionals. If it is determined that outpatient is the appropriate level of care, an initial schedule and treatment plan is developed. Each plan is individualized, designed to meet his needs and capitalizing on his unique strengths and abilities. Programming is delivered in a phased model, with the intensity of services decreasing over time. Length of stay in each phase is based on individual progress and ongoing need.

Men’s and women’s services follow the same basic program structure and schedule. However, all groups and other activities are held separately. In addition, the materials and treatment strategies utilized are designed to reflect the needs of each gender.

The outpatient facility is located at our 4555 Erin Drive, Eagan, MN 55122 location. Please use upper level entrance. Public transportation is available.

What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Substance use and mental health disorders often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use issues may also experience conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress. These disorders affect each other and interact, making the symptoms for both much more severe and complicated. Regardless of which disorder appeared first or is more prominent, it is essential to treat both with concurrent and integrated services. Research clearly indicates that integrated services product better overall outcomes and result in cost savings for clients and their families. All River Ridge programs are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to provide co-occurring services.

Who are the staff at River Ridge?

River Ridge outpatient provides services Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. The staff is organized as an integrated multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that each client’s care is carefully
coordinated to address his unique needs. Our clinical staff includes:

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Consulting Psychiatrist
  • Consulting Neuro-Psychologist
  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist

What are the primary goals for men entering outpatient treatment?:

  • Maintaining abstinence from mood-altering substances.
  • Enhancing personal motivation for long-term recovery.
  • Identifying individual strengths and abilities.
  • Learning new emotional coping skills.
  • Developing relational skills.
  • Building a support system within his family and his community.
    • Learning and practicing Recovery Maintenance skills.
  • Understanding and self-care of Mental Health symptoms.

What does the outpatient schedule look like?

Our outpatient program is organized into three phases that provide a variety of educational, skill-building, and recovery techniques. While the typical program lasts approximately 25 weeks, each man’s treatment experience is individualized.

  • Phase I – Exploration : Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • Day Groups: 9am-12pm
    • Evening Groups: 6pm-9pm
    • Focus of co-occurring disorders, introductory DBT skills, and family education and involvement
    • This phase generally lasts 4 weeks
  • Phase II – Growth Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
    • Day Groups: 9am-12pm
    • Evening Groups: 6pm-9pm
    • Focus of helping men recover and DBT skills
    • This phase generally lasts 9 weeks
  • Phase III – Empowerment & Recovery Maintenance Thursdays
    • Day Groups: 9am-12pm
    • Evening Groups: 6pm-9pm
    • Focus of mindfulness-based relapse prevention
    • This phase generally lasts 12 weeks

How is treatment paid for?

River Ridge accepts Minnesota Medical Assistance, Pre-paid Medical Assistance (PMAP), Rule 25, commercial insurance and private pay. We are in network with most local and national insurance carriers.

Why choose River Ridge?:

  • Substance use and mental health treatment provided in a comfortable and intimate environment.
  • A staff to client ratio that allows for individualized attention addressing the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.
  • A comprehensive and robust set of services that reflect the most up to date research and science.
  • We have over 40 years of experience in helping men and their families heal, and a national reputation for the highest quality care.

How do I get started?

We are offering “Open Access” for Walk-In Assessments on:


  • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm

At our 4555 Erin Drive, Eagan, MN 55122 location. Please use upper level entrance.

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Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services

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