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The Ideal Option moves to Minot



Minot, North Dakota – This year, an outpatient center for addiction treatment moved to Minot. Your News Leader investigates the care they provide to individuals who are recovering.

It has been a year since Cassie Beck last used drugs. She entered treatment last year to treat a substance use disorder involving methamphetamine and fentanyl. She is currently receiving medication-assisted therapy at Ideal Option once a month.

“It’s going really well. I never thought I would come this far or achieve all my goals from being sober,” said Beck.

Ideal Option helps patients beyond the point of maintenance in their care. The coordinator of community outreach, Missy Tillman, stated that they treat patients without passing judgment.

“Our patients can literally come in the day they decide that they want to get treatment,” said Tillman.

It’s said that it requires a village. Twenty years ago, Kitchr-wa-inni says he became sober thanks to his support system.

“I sponsor people; when they ask me questions, I just suggest, go to meetings and become honest,” said Kitchr-wa-inni.

Both the psychological and physical components of addiction are treated, according to Tillman.

“The main purpose for that is to ensure that our patients are being treated holistically,” said Tillman.

She noted that in addition to more than 90 addiction treatment centers nationwide, they have clinics spread out over the state in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck, and Williston.

Moreover, Ideal Option offers treatment for oxycodone, cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, and related drugs.