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Fargo, North Dakota

Introduction to Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo is situated in the Red River Valley in Cass County. The Red River Valley had been a portion of the glacial Lake Agassiz which was drained approximately 9,300 years ago. The sediments from the lake created fertile farm land in the Fargo area. Fargo is recognized as the major economic area of the eastern portion of North Dakota. Fargo is the center of retail, healthcare, manufacturing as well as education for the region. The city of Fargo was founded in 1871.

History

During the 1870's and the 1880's the area now known as Fargo served as a stopping place for steamboats traveling in the Red River. The area was originally called Centralia but later took the name Fargo in tribute to William Fargo who was the director of the Northern Pacific Railway and established the Wells Fargo Express Company. The city began to thrive due to the railroad entering Fargo.

A large fire destroyed hundreds of houses and businesses in 1893. Fargo became the location of Pence Automobile Company in 1905. Fargo experienced significant growth after World War II was over. Travel in the area was improved by the opening of interstates I-29 and I-94. The West Acres Shopping Mall was built in 1972 in the vicinity of the intersection of the two interstates and significantly increased retail business in the area.

Entertainment

The universities in the area provide theatre entertainment and other events for the citizens and visitors of Fargo. The city is also home to several private theatre companies. The Fargo Theatre is a restored building that was built in 1926 that offers movies and hosts community events. The Fargodome provides Broadway musicals, sporting events and other activities. Fargo is home to the Plains Art Museum which is recognized as the largest museum of art in North Dakota.

Transportation

The Hector International Airport provides air transportation for the area. The BNSF Railway serves the city of Fargo. Amtrack services the community with the Empire Builder train. The city is provided with bus transportation by the Metro Area Transit.

Attractions

  • Reineke Arts Center
  • Fargo Civic Center
  • John E. Carlson Coliseum
  • Urban Plains Center
  • Bonanzaville, USA
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Hjemkomst Center

College

North Dakota State University is located in Fargo. The city is home to Aakers Business College and is the location of a campus for the University of Mary. Masters Baptist College is also located in Fargo.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Fargo90,599$50,486
West Fargo14,940$51,765

High Points

Fargo strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Dakota):

CategoryTrophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 1%Fargo College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3%Fargo Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3%Fargo Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 4%Fargo Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 5%Fargo Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9%Fargo Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10%Fargo Median Family Income
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13%Fargo Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14%Fargo Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16%Fargo Walking and Biking to Work


The listings in Fargo, North Dakota and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(6) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(4) Halfway House
(18) Outpatient
(5) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(6) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(4) Females
(4) Clients With Legal Issues
(8) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(10) Teens and Adolescents
(8) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(8) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(5) Hospital Inpatient
(10) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(5) American Sign Language
(1) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
(3) Males
(1) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
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Do you or someone you care about live in Fargo, North Dakota and have an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Have you failed at trying to help someone with drug or alcohol addiction in Fargo and have lost all hope? Drug and alcohol addiction are an epidemic in our society today. Someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol is just existing, not living. This can be a very sad and depressing existence to say the least. But all is not lost, and there are ways to treat addiction that actually work. The way out can be found at an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Rehab Program in Fargo that will suit your treatment needs.

The reason an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Facility in Fargo works for the treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism is because the individual will learn to overcome problems in life by confronting them, not by numbing them with drugs and alcohol. Once the individual starts confronting and handling life situations, they realize that they can actually cope with their problems and don't feel the need to compound them with drugs or alcohol.

Each individual is different, and there are a variety of treatment programs available in Fargo to cater to individual needs. For example, there are Outpatient Treatment Centers, Short-term Treatment Facilities, Long-term Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Treatment Facilities, support group meetings, drug counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

The two main aspects of addiction, physical and psychological, are what the individual will be addressing during the course of treatment at a Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program in Fargo. Individuals will first begin by addressing the aspect of physical addiction by taking part in a detoxification program in Fargo, North Dakota, which will help with the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that ensue when a person stops using drugs or alcohol. The brain adapts to the use of a psychoactive substance over time, which lessens the effect of the drug. This is how physical tolerance to drugs such as heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine and alcohol develops. This is why someone using drugs has to take more and more of the substance to get the same effect. Abruptly stopping substance use is what causes the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms could last for days, weeks or even months depending on the individual's history of abuse. Hardcore drugs such as heroin have a particularly long and painful withdrawal period.

Right off the bat, an Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Center in Fargo will get the individual started on a professional detoxification accompanied by psychological counseling. At the root of the individual's addiction to drugs or alcohol are these psychological issues. Once addressed, the individual's chances of relapse are decreased markedly.

Due to the structured environment and comprehensive program that an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Rehab Facility in Fargo, ND. offers, it truly is the most successful method for treating drug and alcohol addiction. There is no stone left unturned, every area where the individual is having problems in life will be addressed.

As part of treatment in Fargo, ND., the individual will be trained on how to react appropriately to situations in life and how to change his behavior patterns. Staff of a Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Rehab Center in Fargo will work with the individual on how to respond to his environment, friends, family etc. when he returns home upon completion of treatment. It is expected that the individual will be able to appropriately handle the things which may have initially triggered his drug use. If not, these influences may produce psychological stressors which can cause the person to relapse. That is why professional treatment to address these psychological stressors is such an important aspect of the individual's recovery.

After having discontinued use of drugs or alcohol, research has shown that an addict's brain changes the ways it functions and responds to situations. This is yet another reason it is vital to seek professional help at an Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Program in Fargo, ND., instead of trying to stop on one's own. There is so much for an addict to overcome to achieve sobriety. It is no easy task, even with help. Seeking help at a Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program in Fargo, ND. is an addict's best bet for a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. If you or someone you know is ready for a new life free of drugs and alcohol, find out what treatment options are available at a Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Fargo. No time is better than the present to end the cycle of addiction and all of the destruction that it creates. Help is waiting for you or someone you love today.

Getting Help

Call toll free 1-855-731-7773 and speak to a professional Registered Addiction Specialist or simply fill out the Fargo, North Dakota Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Program request form and counselor will contact you shortly.

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There are 17 local Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Centers in Fargo, North Dakota. We have also provided 3 additional Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs that are closest geographically to Fargo:

Centre Inc Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Halfway House, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Consultation and Movement Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Drake Counseling Services Inc Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
First Step Recovery PLLP Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Meritcare Health Systems Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Meritcare South University Chemical Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Only Human Counseling Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Only Human Counseling Services LLP Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Positive Solutions Counseling Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance
Prairie Saint Johns Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Prairie Saint Johns LLC Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Robert E Howe Ltd Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Share House Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Halfway House, Hospital Inpatient, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
ShareHouse Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Simon Chemical Dependency Services Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Southeast Human Service Center Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fargo Fargo, ND
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Anchorage Moorhead, MN 5.3 miles from Fargo
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
ShareHouse Wellness Center Moorhead, MN 5.3 miles from Fargo
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Red River Recovery Center Dilworth, MN 7.6 miles from Fargo
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

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Drug Addiction doesn't just destroy the addict, it destroys everything around them. Families and friends that have been affected by a loved one using drugs and need help can attend Nar-Anon meetings to get help for dealing with someone else's addiction that is close to them. Nar-Anon meetings in Fargo:

Peace Lutheran Church
1102 10th Avenue N
Fargo, North Dakota

Meeting Days and Times
Thursdays, 7:00PM
The following survey was completed by residents of Fargo, North Dakota as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Fargo, North Dakota. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of September 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Fargo, North Dakota.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
87%
10%
3%
Marijuana use in Fargo, North Dakota.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
75%
25%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
83%
17%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
3%
89%
8%
Perception of Alcohol in Fargo, North Dakota.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
5%
11%
84%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
81%
19%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
13%
81%
6%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
10%
23%
40%
27%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Fargo, North Dakota?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
2%
15%
3%
5%
5%
1%
47%
12%
2%
8%
Most common first drug experience in Fargo, North Dakota?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
23%
3%
2%
5%
2%
2%
13%
5%
7%
7%
24%
7%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Fargo, North Dakota schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Fargo, North Dakota under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
2%
95%
3%
Have you ever gone to school in Fargo, North Dakota under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
9%
77%
14%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Fargo, North Dakota?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
22%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
12%
3%
11%
6%
23%
10%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
10%
26%
41%
23%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
6%
94%
Surveys updated monthly.

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