Peer Support Center in Spring Lake Park

We now operate a non-profit called Minnesota Alternatives Incorporated at our Spring Lake Park location. The Peer Support Center offers an AA alternative for adults who experience substance use issues.

We are closely affiliated with Minnesota Recovery Connection. Peer Specialists were trained by MRC, and we recently have become a member of ARCO (Association of Recovery Community Organizations) and are now the third RCO (Recovery Community Organization) in Minnesota.  The other two are the Minnesota Recovery Connection in Minneapolis and Recovery is Happening in Rochester.

The Spring Lake Park Peer Support Center offers both drop-in and scheduled activities. Feel free to drop-in Monday - Thursday from 4-8pm. The Peer Support Center is located in the same building (across the lobby) as the clinical services.

NEW:  LIVIO Health is offering an open access Bridge Clinic at the Peer Support Center every Thursday from 1:30-6:30 pm and Monday from 1:30 - 5:00 pm where people in need of both medical help and medications to treat substance use disorders (examples: Suboxone, Antabuse, Naltrexone and Narcan) can walk-in and receive care. Ideally, come earlier in the afternoon to ensure adequate time for the visit. If everyone comes toward the end of the day, service tiime may be reduced. Services will be billed to insurance.

All peer-led services are FREE and are held only at the Spring Lake Park location (7766 NE Hwy 65 - building entrance is on Taylor)

On Friday September 28th, 2018 from 5-8pm please join us for a light dinner and Recovery Talent and Poetry Reading Event. Everyone is welcome and come prepared to share.

To contact the Peer Support Center please call 763-276-9423.

Peer Support Groups (led by Peer Specialists)

  • Monday at 6:30pm 
  • Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • Thursday SMART Recovery at 6:30pm

Family Support using CRAFT principles is Tuesday at 6:00pm. This group is led by both a Peers Specialist and a Licensed Professional. If your family member is in treatment at Minnesota Alternatives, and you are involved in their treatment plan, this group may be billed to insurance.

For more information about the SMART Recovery meeting held every Thursday at 6:30pm please email

List of AA alternative support groups, updated August 2018. 


To make a contribution please send a check payable to Minnesota Alternatives Incorporated and mail to:

Minnesota Alternatives Inc.

7766 NE Hwy 65

Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Indicate donation in the memo line. Thank you very much for your support!



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