In 1974, Cochran Recovery Services (Cochran) was established as a nonprofit to provide treatment services in and around the community of Hastings, Minnesota. In early 2019, operational, infrastructural, and financial challenges put Cochran at risk of closure. At the request of the Cochran Board of Directors and to prevent the loss of vitally needed treatment resources, NUWAY Alliance agreed to assume the program’s management and operations.
Today, Cochran Recovery Services provides community-based, medium-intensity residential treatment (ASAM 3.1) in a medically monitored setting for adults identifying as male. Programming is individualized based on the client’s needs and goals. The facility offers on-site nursing (non-prescribing) and 24-hour staff support/supervision. Clinical practices are evidence-based (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Twelve Step Facilitation, Motivational Interviewing). Clients accessing Cochran Recovery Services residential program often struggle with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, lack supportive recovery environments, and need extended time to establish their foundation in recovery. Programming at Cochran Recovery Services is co-occurring, GLBTQIA+ safe and friendly, trauma-informed, and medication-assisted treatment/recovery friendly.