Bar None Pathways specializes in providing residential Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and mental health treatment services to adolescent males ages 12-17. Programming utilizes SMART Recovery and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and offers trauma-responsive care through an integrative systems-based model. 

Youth accepted to the Pathways program may present with serious mental health and substance use issues and have a history of unsuccessful treatment attempts in the community and/or other residential programs. The primary goal for youth in Pathways is to identify and overcome barriers to sobriety, work closely with family to build a supportive recovery environment, and learn to effectively manage their mental health. 


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Payments accepted
Funding for participant placement is typically received through state/county social services, or private medical insurance.
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Specialized Treatment for the Whole Person 

Teens overcoming co-occurring disorders mental health and substance use disorders sometimes require intensive residential treatment and can benefit from a wide range of services we provide. Our program meets adolescent and caregivers where they are and provides the help that first their personal journey to well-being

Involving the Family

When an adolescent is hurting, their whole family is hurting too. We welcome families into the recovery process. We work with youth and their families to help them create healthier behavior patterns, focusing on attitudes, emotions, and actions that can sabotage a teen’s ability to fully experience all that life offers. 

Helping adolescents find a path forward to mental and chemical health 

Everyone needs help sometimes and seeking help is a sign of resiliency and strength. Families often come to Pathways for their teenaged loved one after expensive outpatient therapy, and sometimes hospitalization after chemical use crises, suicide attempts and self-harming behaviors.  

Bar None staff are experts at building well-being and offer one of the few places in the region capable of helping residents find their path through both chemical health and mental health issues. 

Pathways is a longer-term treatment program designed to meet the needs of the resident. When possible, families play a large role in the treatment model are are supported in their contributions to help their loved one recover. Care and consultation after leaving Pathways is also an important offering for many residents and families. 

Every person is unique, which is why we never use a one-size-fits-all approach.  At Pathways we work with each person to determine what services are needed, create pathways to access needed services, and coordinate with all the individual supports to ensure the services work effectively together.

What we can help with:

  • Substance abuse 

Mood and/or behavioral disorders including and not limited to:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Adhd 
  • Bi-polar 
  • Self-esteem issues 
  • Disruptive behaviors 
  • Criminal behaviors and/or legal involvement 
  • Previous unsuccessful treatment attempts

Services we provide:

  • Individual Therapy 
  • Individual Chemical Health Counseling 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Group Therapy 
  • Chemical Health Groups 
  • Mental Health Groups 
  • Residential Case Management 
  • Psychiatry and Medication Management 
  • On-site Education 
  • Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Community Outings and Activities 
  • Family Support Services 
  • Aftercare Options 

Bar None Campus Leadership

Bar None Pathways Team

“I found the atmosphere welcoming and am very pleased with the chemical dependency and mental health services. I would definitely recommend Pathways to others because I always knew what was going on and the staff understood my client and needs well. Keep up the good work!”

-A referral partner

Commonly Asked Questions

Young people often come to us for help with substance abuse  issues that may be accompanied by mood and behavioral disorders including depression, low self-esteem, disruptive behaviors, substance abuse, chronic failures in homes, school, and community 

Pathways’ program utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – identifying unhelpful belief systems helping to create healthier behavior patterns. Clients participate in a variety of therapy or skills groups and recreational programming. Facilitated community meetings focus on developing problem-solving skills, conflict resolution, and daily life skills. 

Length of stay in the Pathways program differs from person to person.

Pathways is located on the Bar None campus in a rural setting on a lake about 45 minutes north of Minneapolis. The Pathways program accommodates up to 10 adolescents and features spacious living areas for therapeutic, educational, and indoor recreation programming, as well as administrative functions.