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Thank you for your inquiries:

From working with our clients and talking with those of you who are working in the field, it is obvious that there is a tremendous interest in the Minnesota Model and how it can both define a treatment process as well as how components of it can be integrated into a variety of existing programs and settings.

With that in mind we are now developing a series of informative pieces that will address various issues and questions.  We will be posting new information in the coming weeks and invite you to check back regularly. In the mean time you can  review the FAQ in this site, as well as the following article, "Caring Community" by Mike Schiks. (Download PDF File).

We invite your questions and will be expanding our site to answer more of them specifically in the future.  We want to insure that our website is a valuable resource both for specific consulting services but also for knowledge and applicable use of the Minnesota Model as a treatment option.

Minnesota Model Consulting is a select team of professionals who work with existing and start-up addiction programs to strengthen the balance between “mission and margin,” with the goal to insure clinical quality driven by compassion and financial viability driven by sound business management.

The team’s combined experience in alcohol and drug addiction treatment touches all aspects of organizational management including clinical service delivery, facility operations, financial management, development and fundraising, marketing and outreach, quality, and information systems.

Michael A. Schiks, principal partner of Minnesota Model Consulting, is the Executive Director/CEO of Project Turnabout an addiction treatment organization based in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Mike is also the former Executive Vice President of National Recovery Services for Hazelden, an international provider of treatment and educational services based in Center City, Minnesota . Mike formed Minnesota Model Consulting to work with all types of treatment providers who wish to establish or improve their clinical and/or business operations, and to integrate the “heart and soul” of the Minnesota Model and 12-step recovery into their therapeutic program.

Other Services

Presentations, Keynotes and Workshops


The professionals of Minnesota Model Consulting share their knowledge and experience through various presentations, seminars, keynote addresses and community meetings.  We can address many topics based on your needs.  See our services section for information on speaking engagements or call 651-462-4152.


Commentary / Weblog


Mike Schiks, MA, ACATA, Principal Partner of Minnesota Model Consulting shares thoughts, experiences and observations in his new weblog.  Mike's 25 years in the addiction field include hands-on clinical practice and extensive leadership and management roles.  Explore his "musings" here.


February 2006: NAATP Newsletter Article on "Caring Community" by Mike Schiks. Download PDF File or view at


Please review this web site to find out more about how Minnesota Model Consulting may be of service to you. Or contact us by phone at 320-235-2712 or email at Minnesota Model Consulting.

What is the Minnesota Model? What does it involve? Why is it an effective therapeutic model for addiction recovery? Find out more in our frequently asked questions. FAQ.

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