Altru Rehabilitation

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Altru Rehabilitation Center is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Altru Rehabilitation Center provides inpatient and outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services.

Altru Rehabilitation Focus:

Mental Health

Mental Health Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Mental health professionals at these facilities are trained to understand and treat mental health issues, both in individual and group settings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Altru Rehabilitation offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

With a personal and responsive approach to mental health, the team in Altru’s inpatient psychiatry services works to understand your needs and provide the resources necessary for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Inpatient services are located in Altru Hospital on fourth floor. Admissions are made with physician orders through clinic visits or Emergency Outpatient Department visits.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Mental illness and treatment for yourself or family members can add stress to your life. Case managers become involved with chronic complex patients who are receiving multiple services at Altru Health System. Their case managers help you with many of the problems related to mental illness, treatment and stabilization. Altru’s case managers are professionally trained to assess patients and families’ holistic needs and to assist in accessing and coordinating appropriate resources. Committed to providing comprehensive services to patients and their families, their staff help assigned patients across the continuum of care and through all settings at Altru.

Family Program

Altru's Psychiatry Center works with families who are facing issues including, but not limited to: behavioral problems, coping issues in children, helping a family deal with separation and divorce, blended families or families with children with ADD or ADHD, domestic violence, helping recovering alcoholics reintegrate into the family system.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Altru Health System’s complementary therapies are integrative services blended with conventional medicine. This holistic approach to healing encompasses physical, mental and spiritual health. Integrative therapy, such as pairing medication and meditation to lower blood pressure, aids in restoring balance to support the body’s natural healing processes and enhancing holistic health.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life. Licensed clinical social workers offer individual therapy for patients as they experience a wide array of reasons affecting one’s ability to cope.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy has many advantages. Group members often develop a common bond and affirm one another’s feelings. Members no longer feel isolated; they feel supported by others who share similar experiences. Altru's Psychiatry Center offers several group therapy sessions.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Their experts help couples improve communication and manage conflict. They work with married or unmarried couples to address relationship issues including: divorce and separation, abuse, infidelity.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.

Life Skills

Through restorative treatment methods and adaptive techniques, the Occupational Therapy department at Altru provides the skills for the job of living to clients of all ages. Those skills--skills to dress, shop, work, drive, play or cope with disability--are all necessary and reflect the variety of our lives. They use restorative treatments, adaptive methods, the environment and assistive technology to reach the patient's goals.

Nutrition Therapy

Proper nutrition is vital to your overall health and well-being. Altru’s registered dietitians provide nutrition advice and education to our patients, as well as offering a variety of options for individuals looking to make healthy choices. Registered dietitians have earned a bachelor’s degree, completed an accredited practice program, passed a national registration exam and complete continuing education to maintain their registration. Some have additional certification, such as Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (aka pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy) can be very healing, as it allows patients to bond with animals, who give unconditional love. This is particularly useful for those who suffered trauma by the hands of people, who may be able to trust and form closer attachments to animals than humans at certain stages of rehabilitation.

Altru Rehabilitation Highlights:

A team of highly skilled physicians, nurses, therapists and specialists offers a comprehensive approach to inpatient and outpatient care.
Altru's Psychiatry Center offers comprehensive support, professional assessment and therapy as needed. A team of experienced psychiatrists and licensed clinical social workers provide a personal and responsive approach to mental health. Through outpatient services offered at Altru's Psychiatry Center or via telemedicine, patients receive the personalization and privacy they deserve.
Living with grief can significantly impact an individual’s social, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Grief counseling is available for individuals, couples and families who have experienced loss due to death, chronic illness or other life experiences.
Altru's Psychiatry Center is able to reach more patients using telemedicine. Telemedicine consults improve patient outcomes and expand services throughout the region, as well as reduce travel time.
Day School Available for patients


  • CARF


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children