Lakes Center for Youth & Families serves the youth and families in the Forest Lake School District in Washington and Anoka counties and all of Chisago County of Minnesota.

Chemical Services

In addition to our Community Justice Program, Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) is proud to offer Chemical Health Screens & Chemical Health Assessments (also known as Rule 25 Assessments). LC4YF is a part of community efforts to reduce underage drinking and drug use in the lakes area communities. Our goal is to provide effective outcome based services to prevent the occurrence of chemical abuse among teens.

Chemical Health Screen is a tool that can be used if you are concerned about a youth’s chemical use and would like to have them screened by a professional to determine what direction you should go, this is a brief and cost effective tool at your disposal.


Chemical Health Assessments (Rule 25 Assessments): This tool is an in-depth analysis of your youth’s relationship to chemicals and can serve as the basis for official referrals to treatment or other intervention programs. A Chemical Health Assessment is primarily used to assess history of chemical use, pattern of use and background information to determine the appropriate level of intervention and care needed moving forward.


If you would like more information on these new services, please contact LC4YF's Intervention Manager at 651-464-3685.

Other Available Services:

  • Chemical Awareness Class  Our two night prevention class where families work together with their youth to identify what is putting them at risk for using chemicals and working to prevent it from happening again.
  • Teen Intervene:  In a one-on-one environment, teens are guided through activities and questions to get them thinking and engaged in conversation about their use.
  • Our Place: All Addictions Recovery Group:  Our Tuesday night 12-step meeting where youth can come and get support in their journey of recovery from any kind of addiction.