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 our treatment team
  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 wiht 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 weekly
  • Meet with the assigned licensed alcohol/drug counselor or case manager weekly
  • Remain illicit substance free

What we offer to our clients

  • Cultural activities and events
  • Daily onsite groups and meetings
  • Counseling and case management
  • Safe and private dosing environment
  • Medical referrals as required or requested by nursing staff or doctors
  • 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, day care, and employment applications

Admission process

  1. Call the intake worker at (218)-335-4595. Submit your information and you will then be added to the client list
  2. Complete a rule 25 in the county that you reside in. Follow the recommendations of the assessor. Your assessment will be reviewed by our treatment team.
  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 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

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)
  • Legal issues must be taken care of, no warrants or upcoming legal issues that may lead to incarceration

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

Insurances Accepted

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
  • Live within Leech Lake Reservation boundaries
  • Non-natives living with Native families
  • 12 years old to adult
  • Income guidelines apply


  • Intravenous Drug Users
  • Pregnant Women
  • Elders