CFR helps with addiction recovery

About one in five people are diagnosed with a mental illness in a year, and one in ten with a substance abuse disorder. So said Michelle De La Riva, executive director for Community and Family Resources, based out of Fort Dodge.

De La Riva spoke on Monday to the county board of supervisors about CFR’s work to help those struggling with addiction or mental health issues recover and re-integrate into the community.

CFR provides five main services at its Fort Dodge locations: a crisis stabilization mental health unit; detoxification for those with substance abuse problems; an adult residential program where visitors get treatment services for a stay typically around three to four weeks; an adolescent residential treatment program where young people receive both addiction treatment and schooling; and a recovery house for adult men who have experienced multiple treatment episodes. In total, 166 unduplicated Wright County residents were served by CFR in 2017, which is 1.2 percent of the county population.

Other services they can provide in their offices, which includes a Clarion location, are outpatient substance abuse treatment, mental health, problem gambling, professional development, and prevention and education.


For more about CFR's work, including their current efforts to centralize in a new building, see the November 30 edition of the Monitor.