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CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck

CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck

  • Bismarck, ND
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck, located in Bismarck, North Dakota, is an acute care medical center affiliated with CommonSpirit Health. This nonprofit, Catholic health system offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including primary and specialty physician clinics, home health, hospice services, and a fitness center.

Their mission is to make the healing presence of God known by improving the health of the people they serve, particularly those who are vulnerable, while advancing social justice for all. CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck is accredited by The Joint Commission.

  • Part of the CommonSpirit Health network, ensuring a commitment to quality and compassionate care.
  • Offers diverse medical services, including primary care, specialty clinics, and urgent care.
  • Provides hospice and home health services, catering to various patient needs and conditions.
  • Includes a fitness center aimed at promoting overall health and wellness.

This facility serves the general population of Bismarck, providing broad medical services rather than specializing in substance abuse treatment or addiction rehabilitation.

  • 9 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 8 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 23 Therapies & Programs


  • Reed ReymanPresidentServed as president of CHI St. Alexius Dickinson from 2009 to 2019.
  • J'Patrick FahnChief Medical OfficerWorked at CHI St. Alexius Health for 16 years, serves on various committees.
  • Raumi KudrnaVP Patient Care Services / CNENursing executive at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck.
  • Mellissa NordsvenHuman Resources Director12 years HR experience, previously at Sanford Health and Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Rehab centers exist in Bismarck, ND to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.

Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction involves addiction to legal or illegal opioids. It may happen very quickly with any opioid use. Sometimes within a matter of days. Opioid addiction is a known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction.

Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires careful medical observation. Sometimes the withdrawal can persist for many weeks, which can put the user at a high risk for relapse.

It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox like those offered at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck in Bismarck, ND, ND, to manage the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools to maintain recovery. In some circumstances medications can be used to manage opioid addiction.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Bismarck, ND

People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to North Dakota residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detoxification is a process that allows the patient to stop using opioids without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. This can be necessary for those who have been addicted for a long period of time or who are struggling with chronic pain.

During this process, addicts will receive medication and psychological support from doctors and other medical professionals until they can control their cravings.

Inpatient rehab is intended to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. The length of stay in North Dakota varies from four weeks to six months according to the individual needs. Inpatient rehab ensures that the patient stays in a substance-free environment at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck.

Intensive outpatient programs mostly conduct meetings on weekdays. Group therapy is the main element in most intensive outpatient programs. Most IOPs last for about 90 days and include drug use monitoring and testing. A North Dakota IOP, like what’s offerd at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck, take much more time than a standard outpatient program. Some programs offer other services as well, such as employment assistance and medication management.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Bismarck, ND. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

Partial hospitalization programs offer another level of addiction treatment at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck. It is another way to receive a significant amount of treatment while decreasing the time commitment and cost. It can be a good option for stepping down from inpatient treatment in anticipation of a fully independent life in Bismarck, ND.

After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around North Dakota, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.

CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

Group therapy happens at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Bismarck, ND patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT is a treatment of choice for people suffering from self-harming behaviors characterized by cutting and suicidal thoughts or inclinations.

This treatment is developed to help individuals recognize their thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings. It has demonstrated its effectiveness for people that are finding it difficult to control their emotions and urges. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT as it imparts individuals stress-management techniques and enhanced self-esteem so they can sustain their sobriety by reducing the impact of triggers and out-of-control emotions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

Patients at CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck in Bismarck, ND learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

Alcoholics Anonymous is responsible for the development of the popular “12 Step Program” Most substance treatment centers in Bismarck, North Dakota, like CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck, have their own 12 step program designed to help users achieve sobriety. The first three steps depend on the patient, so they are more specific and situational. The succeeding four steps center on practical issues brought on by substance abuse.

Contingency management is a way to help motivate someone to remain substance free. It is a process of rewarding positive choices and good outcomes. As humans we are wired to recreate experiences that lead to positive feelings. Through this method incentives are used for completing positive steps towards a sober life. This may be a reward for attending meetings, remaining sober or for employment goals.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck Location and Directions
    311 N 11th St
    Bismarck, ND 58501

    Phone Number
    (701) 530-7212

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
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    Helpful reference information for CHI St. Alexius Health - Bismarck, a drug treatment center in North Dakota located at: 311 N 11th St, Bismarck, ND 58501, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Bismarck, North Dakota Addiction and Treatment

    Almost half of all road deaths in North Dakota are tied to alcohol. 18% of students from 9th through 12th grade admit to binge drinking. 14% of North Dakota high schoolers admit to abusing prescription drugs at least once. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in North Dakota, 5.26% of the population abuses alcohol in a year, which includes several minors. Binge drinking is a large problem, with 24.8% taking part.

    Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota, is a city with a population of around 73,000, offering outdoor activities and arts and entertainment. However, the city has seen increases in opioid-related overdose deaths, fentanyl-related deaths, and methamphetamine-related incidents from 2020 to 2024. Burleigh County also had a 5% higher rate of alcohol-related incidents compared to other North Dakota counties in 2024.

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