WSU Health & Wellness Services has created these pages to to provide resources to make informed decisions.
WSU Health & Wellness Services offers a wide variety of services aimed to:
- Educate students based on current research in alcohol and other drugs.
- Empower students to make informed decisions regarding substance abuse.
- Foster changes in and beyond Winona State University to decrease illegal and high risk use of alcohol and other drugs.
Quit Partner is Minnesota’s free way to quit nicotine, including smoking, vaping and chewing. We can support your quit with one-on-one coaching and other helpful tools. Whenever you need us, we’re here to help 24/7.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline?
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Support group for parents hurting from the destructive choices of chemical addition of their children. The group provides comfort, hope, encouragement, community, and strength.
Mission: To encourage hurting parents on their journey from pain to peace.
Bridging the gap between you and health care. Free health screenings and primary care services for anyone with or without insurance. No appointment needed. All ages are welcome.
Three Convenient Locations
Winona Food Shelf
402 E. 2nd St. Winona
Enter at Chestnut Room
January 24th – April 25th
251 Main St. Winona
Enter main doors
January 24th – April 25th
69 E. 3rd St. Winona
Enter between 3rd & 4th St., next to Community Bible Church
January 24th – March 28th
Through Bridges’ preventative health approach for a more healthy lifestyle, services to address both physical and emotional health include:
- Health screenings
- Physical examination
- School & sports physicals
- Vision & hearing
- Foot & nail care
- Ear wash
- Neck & shoulder massage
- Blood pressure checks
- Chronic condition support
- Medication review
- Heart Health Program
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans by helping to provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
MDHS’ largest financial responsibility is to provide health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans. They are also responsible for securing economic assistance for struggling families, providing food support, overseeing child protection and child welfare services, enforcing child support, and providing services for people with mental illness, chemical dependency, or physical or developmental disabilities.
AddictionResource.com was created to help addicts and their loved ones overcome addiction.
Here you will find valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse and addiction recovery, as well as direct you to the different sources of help, including The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“I think recovery organizations are essential. I still participate in that because I enjoy the sharing that takes place and the friendship.” Buzz Aldrin The second person to walk on the Moon. Former addict
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” Russell Brand English actor, radio host, and author. Former addict.
Start the conversation about synthetic drugs.
- Synthetic drug facts
- What to look for
- What to say
Brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in partnership with other state agencies participating in the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy.
If you’re an addict, NA can help. Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery to addicts around the world. They focus on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug. Their message is broad enough to attract addicts from any social class or nationality. When new members come to meetings, the sole interest is in their desire for freedom from active addiction and how the group can be of help.
ACS strongly believes in helping people improve the quality of their lives. Therapy can help improve mood, offer support, and teach coping skills. They strive to provide a safe, supportive, and caring environment that is relaxed and comfortable.
Individual Counseling is an opportunity to explore, address, and learn to cope with personal issues and mental health concerns.
Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group.
Psychoeducation refers to the education offered to individuals with a mental health condition and their families to help empower them and deal with their condition in an optimal way.
Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment. Research has shown that it is effective in reducing suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self injury, psychiatric hospitalization, and treating a wide range of other disorders, such as: substance dependency, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT-A) is especially useful for teens struggling with multiple serious problems that may include: suicidal behaviors; non-suicidal self-injury; high risk sexual behaviors; disordered eating illicit drug use; binge drinking; and other harmful behaviors. It is also helpful for teens with less severe problems, such as: light social drinking first signs of non-suicidal self-harming behaviors; anger dyscontrol; school avoidance; impaired self-awareness of emotions, goals, and values; and frequent relationship breakups.
Crisis Response inspires hope in adults, children, youth and their families by delivering compassionate, person-centered, recovery-based mental health support during a crisis.
Crisis Response offers phone support is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained counselor will assess your current situation, offer support and counseling and be able to connect you with local resources.
Phone support staff have the ability to dispatch our Crisis Response mobile teams. These teams can meet you in the community to complete a more comprehensive assessment and planning to support you through the current crisis situation.
“Our mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.”
For more than 25 years, MN Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. They are effective and affordable. They offer both a short-term program and a long-term faith-based program. These two distinct offerings allow them to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. The MnTC model truly enables program participants to experience hope, healing, and freedom in their lives.
Know the Truth is the teenage substance abuse prevention program of Minnesota Teen Challenge. They work with communities to help prevent teenage substance abuse by sharing the stories of their own struggles with addiction and by presenting students with information about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
Know the Truth is a non-religious substance abuse prevention program developed to educate high school and middle school students on addictions and the consequences of their choices and help them tackle their everyday struggles. Every year their presenters conduct more than 1300 presentations in more than 160 high schools and middle schools, and speak to more than 55,000 students. At the end of each quarter, 99% of students rate this presentation as their favorite day of health.
Common Ground provides substance abuse treatment services in Rochester, Winona, MN, and surrounding areas. Common Ground assists you in reaching your goals, and every person is treated with respect and dignity. There are a variety of options available at Common Ground. Not everyone experiencing the consequences of alcohol or other drug use are dependent or abusing substances. Common Ground provides a professional referral to the least restrictive level of care indicated following a confidential assessment. Psychological and emotional issues often contribute to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Common Ground provides assistance to those with dual disorders relating to mental health and substance use.
Family & Children’s Center is a regional, private, not-for-profit agency that provides a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being, including child abuse and neglect prevention, alternative schools, community-based counseling, residential options, community support programs, and several outreach programs.
- LEADERSHIP Alternative Education- services middle and high school students within 45 minutes of Winona
- Day Treatment (CTSS)- half day mental health service
- In-Home Counseling- counselors meet twice weekly with each family
- Matty’s Place- children’s advocacy center
- Outpatient Counseling- designed to help children and adults overcome social, emotional or mental challenges
- Tracking Program- check-in system of juveniles who are currently on supervision with Winona County Department of Corrections
- Treatment Foster Care- Enhanced Foster Care, Treatment Foster Care, and Exceptional Treatment Foster Care
- Youth Night Campus- includes three hours of group therapy per day, individual therapy if needed, academic support and independent living skills training
You can become a part of the life changing work that FCC does. With your unique skills, abilities, and experience you can help make a difference in your community. The majority of opportunities are intermittent.
You must be at least 21 years of age and pass a criminal background check to volunteer at the Family & Children’s Center due to state licensing regulations. They do not allow volunteers in need of court-ordered community service hours.
Click here to learn more about volunteering.
“At Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, we strive to bring exceptional behavioral health support to the communities we serve.”
- Outpatient Counseling
- Substance Abuse
- Community Based Services
- Residential Services
- Peer Support Network
- Outpatient Counseling
- Substance Abuse
- Supporting Community Youth
- Early Childhood Services
Celebrate Recovery: The purpose of the Celebrate Recovery group is to provide a safe and healing place where acceptance is the norm; to receive loving affirmation and recovery from our hurts, habits and hang-ups.
- Hurts: Are an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issue, etc.)
- Habits: An addiction to someone or something (alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)
- Hang-Ups: A negative mental attitude that is used to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)
There is no contact information available for the Celebrate Recovery Group. Current meeting information: The group meets for dinner at 6pm and then go to the Stockton Community Center for a meeting. The group separates into two groups – one for women and one for men.
Counseling Associates, LLC provides professional counseling, psychological and chemical dependency services.
Our team of licensed mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists specialize in individual, couples, family, child, adolescent, and marriage counseling.
Effective counseling services for:
The Winona Counseling Clinic was founded in 1987 as a licensed outpatient mental health clinic and outpatient chemical dependency treatment facility. Michelle Johnson purchased the clinic in 2000 and is the current director of the clinic.
Today, Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc., Associates in Counseling, LLC, and La Crosse Counseling Clinic, Inc. are a collaborative group of mental health professionals (licensed psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and substance abuse counselors) dedicated to providing the highest quality of mental health services. Our goal is to help each person find hope for healing, personal growth and wholeness.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.