Relate therapists and counselors offer chemical assessments for adolescents and adults who want to better understand how chemical use is affecting their lives. Assessments are typically a one-time appointment with a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.


For adults and adolescents

Relate’s Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs) accept referrals for Chemical Health Assessments from other Relate clinicians and from the larger community — families, schools, courts, or from anyone who might be concerned about the impact of alcohol or drug use on their own or someone else’s functioning. The assessment typically consists of a semi-structured interview, completion of detailed questionnaires about patterns and consequences of use and contact with concerned persons to gather other perspectives. The LADCs compile and integrate the information to provide a final report with diagnostic considerations and recommendations, if any, for various levels of treatment. A Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor will complete a full chemical dependency evaluation to determine the level of the client’s chemical use and will make recommendations based on their findings.

To schedule a Chemical Dependency Assessment and for cost and payment options, please call the Intake Coordinator at Relate Counseling Center 952-932-7277. Relate does not offer Rule 25 assessments.


For adolescents and young adults

This psycho-educational class is ideal for adolescents or young adults in the beginning stages of chemical use, who have gotten into legal or school trouble because of chemical use, or parents have become concerned about their adolescent’s/young adult’s chemical use. This class gives information regarding the long and short term effects of drug/alcohol use and consequences related to use. Other areas covered are decision-making skills, personal reasons for using chemicals, coping skills for remaining sober, family communication and parental response.

Class Details:

  • The class is held once per month.
  • Classes are held on weekday evenings. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in for the class; class begins promptly.
  • The fee for this class is $65, due at check-in; we accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We do not accept checks as payment for this class.
  • Parent(s) are required to attend the class with the participant if they are under 18.
  • Classes are typically capped at 10 participants.