Sage Prairie Treatment Center

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Sage Prairie Treatment Center
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Sage Prairie

Care Providers

At Sage Prairie our staff, we offer empathetic, evidence-based addiction treatment options tailored to your specific needs.

We also provide psychosocial treatment including counseling, recovery coaching, peer group facilitation and more.


Katie Pylkas-Blue, MSN CARN Sage Prairie Treatment Director

Katie Pylkas-Blue, MSN CARN Sage Prairie Treatment Director

Katie is a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse with over 17 years of experience as a nurse helping those who suffer addiction and other chronic disorders. She is a recovery coach through the Minnesota Recovery Connection. She is a Past President of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions and is involved in the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Katie is a graduate of Gonzaga University where she received her Masters of Nursing with an emphasis in Health Systems Leadership.

Marcus Blue, Sage Prairie Operations Director

Marcus Blue, Sage Prairie Operations Director

Marcus Blue, CADC is Sage Prairie Operation’s Director. Marcus is certified through the Upper Midwest Indian Council on Addictive Disorders. He is also a recovery coach who received his training at the Minnesota Recovery Connection. A member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota, he brings over 28 years of recovery to Sage Prairie.


Gary Howard, BS – LADC

Gary Howard, BS – LADC

Gary has a bachelor’s degree in psychology specializing in addiction, crisis counseling, and Christian counseling. He is currently working on his master’s degree in addiction and then plans on pursuing a master’s degree in mental health. For Gary, there is nothing more rewarding in life than witnessing someone break free from the bondage of addiction. For him, watching an individual grow in recovery and achieve their goals is truly a miracle like no other. His passion in life is to help others and assist them in unlocking their true potential. He sincerely believes that no matter how far down the scale you’ve fallen there is always hope

Lindsey Mahnesmith, ADC-T

Lindsey Mahnesmith, ADC-T

Lindsey Mahnesmith’s passion has always been to help people. Her original career path was nursing. That all changed after a long history of addiction in her family and having a good high school classmate overdose. At that point she knew there was nothing more that she wanted to do then help people struggling with addiction. Lindsey realized that if these people had nobody else in the world at such a troubling spot in their lives they would have people like us, in this field who care and will do anything to help them. She received her Associates Degree in Addiction Counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College and is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan State University in Addiction Counseling as well. Lindsey is extremely satisfied with the career choice she has made and will continue to do whatever she can to help people struggling with addiction and erase the stigma.

Services We Offer

We take a disease-management approach to treat patients suffering substance use disorder. We offer medium and low-intensity substance use disorder treatment with continuum of care integrated into each individual’s local community.

Here are some of the Sage Prairie services you can count on:

  • Individual professional substance use dependency counseling services
  • Educational services related to substance use disorder
  • Substance use disorder assessments/Rule 25 assessments
  • Adult outpatient day and evening substance use disorder treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment with housing option
  • Medication management of addiction, mental health and chronic pain
  • Medication-assisted withdrawal/medical withdrawal support
  • Drug testing/screening – completed in house for cost effectiveness
  • Overdose-prevention education
  • Narcan© education and prescription
  • Individual professional counseling
  • 24-Hour crisis support
  • Clergy support
  • Recovery coaching
  • Family and concerned person education and support
  • Vivitrol© and Sublocade© administration
  • Peer-recovery group facilitation
  • We are GLBT friendly with progressive values

Peer, Support and Family Groups

5-8 pm First Monday (Eagan) of each month — Family and concerned-person programming

7:00 pm Monday — Alanon Family Meeting

7:00 pm Tuesday AA Meeting


Our housing is a supportive living environment for those who are currently enrolled in our day intensive treatment program in Eagan. The housing is in a suburban neighborhood away from the triggers and reminders of the inner city. Transportation is provided to treatment for those enrolled. We currently offer housing to men (women’s housing coming soon). Clients are expected to pay an affordable security deposit to secure their housing, which is returned upon successful completion of programming. This service is very similar to IOP with housing programming!

Please call to verify availability!

Don’t let cost stop you

We understand treatment can be costly. Don’t let this stop you from reaching out for help.

Often we can find help in getting you enrolled and paying for insurance. We’re in-network with the following insurances: Medica/Optum, Health Partners, Preferred One, UCare, Aetna, South Country, Hennepin Health (Treatment Center), Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna. We also accept some employee-based plans, employee assistance plans, state funding (Rule 25) and sliding-scale options for insurance plans we don’t accept.

Recovery Resources

Recovery Resources

Our Community Partnerships

  • Avivo:
    Avivo is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that provides mental health, substance use disorder and case management services. Sage Prairie is Avivo’s medical care partner, providing medical and addiction medicine care to their clients in treatment centers and transitional housing.
  • Reed Psychological Services:
    Reed Psychological Services is Sage Prairie’s preferred behavioral healthcare provider. They have sites in the west metro, but also have providers embedded within Sage Prairie’s Eagan location. Ask your provider for a referral today.
  • Gateway Recovery Center:
    Minnesota’s Premiere Detox Center, call 1-833-DETOX-80 for help, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, or ask for care provider if a referral is appropriate.
  • Wayside Recovery Center: Sage Prairie provides addiction medicine services to clients in Wayside’s womens and family treatment centers.
  • Start Today Hennepin: Start Today Hennepin provides housing and case management services for people living in Hennepin County. Sage Prairie is assisting Start Today Hennepin with medical and addiction medicine care in transitional housing.

Insurance Information

Sage Prairie takes most major insurance plans and  Minnesota Medical Assistance.

If you do not have insurance, please call us to assist: 1-877-915-7342

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