Responsible Decisions - Meaningful Recovery

Founded in 1975 as a Non-Profit in Minneapolis Minnesota to carry out the mission of providing a variety of services that allow individuals to make responsible decisions about the roles mood-altering chemicals play in their lives.

Service Levels

C.R.E.A.T.E., Inc. offers 6 levels of service that are listed below. Click the program you are interested in to learn more.

Assessment

C.R.E.A.T.E.’s Assessment process is designed to inform us as well as you as to whether there is a chemical health issue and to what level your usage has impacted your life

Short Term Outpatient Treatment

OPTIONS is an eight (8) session short term outpatient treatment program that teaches to assess personal consequences of chemical use and to determine what behaviors must be changed to avoid future consequences.

Psyco-educational/therapy groups and individual services are offered at three (3) state licensed locations: South Minneapolis, Apple Valley or Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility (ACF).”

The Next Step

You have already taken the first step, seeking help and managing the decisions to address your withdrawal.

Continuum of Care

COMPLETION OF A PROGRAM DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE FINISHED USING YOUR NEW SKILLS! C.R.E.A.T.E. Inc. also offers CONTINUING CARE which is lower intensity services.

Education Programs

Prevention and education are key factors in developing long term chemical health problems. Classes teach cognitive skills needed to make responsible decisions for your own life situations.

TESTIMONIALS

See below for a few examples of what people are saying about CREATE, Inc.
I've had a positive experience at C.R.E.A.T.E. I have certainly learned a lot about myself and learning and hearing about everyone's experience have made me a better person."

How would you describe your experience in coming to CREATE to friends, family members or someone who is struggling with substance use problems?
CREATE is different because of how I was treated versus the treatment approach, I like the cognitive behavioral therapy approach that CREATE has.

How is CREATE different from other treatment facilities where you have been?
~The staff, the one on one sessions, the willingness to listen and they help clients along the way. Pretty much everything, their straight forwardness, their flexibility to work with issues that may come up. ~I got all I could from the program and the skills you taught me. Now it is up to me.

What do you like most about CREATE?
There was no part of CREATE that I dislike, but sometimes it was hard to make it there

What do you like least about CREATE?
ABOUT
Vision: Personal Recovery Can Be Achieved Through Awareness, Education & Community. It is our belief that personal recovery happens by:
  • Strengthening clients through increased awareness and education who in turn will contribute to their communities
  • Allowing clients a voice in their recovery
  • Achieving a healthy mind, body, and soul for each client
  • Each client collaborating with a passionate and dedicated staff
Mission: To Provide a Variety of Professional Services that Allow Individuals to Make Responsible Decisions About Mood Altering Chemicals.
Values: We believe in:
  • Finding Hope in Every Situation and Opportunity to Recover
  • Importance of Client Voice
  • Individual Recovery Paths
  • Evidence Based Practices
  • Ethical and Creative Staff

Team

CREATE has a dedicated Board of Directors with a longevity and investment in supporting the mission of CREATE

Jerry Burg

Board Member

Andrew Garvis

Board Member

Tim Brustad

President

Margy Gast

Board Member

Mary Ann Holman-Turner

Vice President

Anthony Mailhot

Treasurer/Secretary

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