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Second to None

Hi! My name is Mark and I want to tell you what Progress Valley has done for me AND what they are still doing for me! Upon leaving Fairview Riverside Hospital I came to the realization that I really needed to have structure in my life and a safe, sober environment to live in while [...]


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A New Way of Life

Hi, I’m Jessica and I’ve found a new way of life!            Life with Addiction My previous life included being raised by crack-cocaine addicts, foster placements, physical abuse, being “mom” at age four to my two younger siblings (both with Fetal Alcohol Disorder), a father who eventually went to prison, and [...]


Getting Back on Track

I had been a musician and photographer and had had a partying lifestyle for years and years. I was severely addicted to meth amphetamines. Then I entered the Progress Valley Men’s Treatment Program. After I went into treatment, I learned that I had probably been depressed most of my life. I also suffer from anxiety. [...]


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Finding Self-worth

I am definitely an alcoholic, chronic alcoholic. I am 51 years old and have 5 children. I’ve been an alcoholic all of my life. I started drinking pretty steady by the time I was 12 years old. I had a pretty crummy childhood. I lived in total fear of my dad and had a couple [...]


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From Desperation to Hope—A Family’s Journey 

This is the story about our daughter, Laura, and how Progress Valley substance use disorder services changed our lives. Desperation Nearly three and a half years ago, we were in dire straits. Our daughter Laura had been struggling with the disease of addiction for several years and nothing she had done to date had given [...]


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Founded in 1972, Progress Valley is a Minneapolis-St. Paul area-based nonprofit provider of services for people with emotional and mental health challenges and/or substance use issues related to drugs or alcohol. Community members can find therapy and mental health counseling at our Bloomington Mental Health Clinic. Clients from all over Minnesota and the nation can find help with substance use challenges with us as well.


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