Our Story



The story of overcoming addictions


The core of the treatment center dates back to the year 2003. It was then that Dr. Fred Everett, who practiced internal medicine for 50 years, had just come to Minneapolis for the first time. He joined Johnson Street Clinic, a small independent general medical clinic where he soon found he was treating an exceptional number of patients whose doctors had given them years of high dose narcotics for chronic pain conditions. It was difficult to reduce or shift their medications until Suboxone became available that year. After educating himself on the medication’s details, he found amazing transformations in the lives of those he treated. Soon three other Physicians joined to care for 120 Suboxone patients monthly. He continued that at his new Addiction Care Practitioner Clinic on Douglas Drive in Crystal until he retired in 2015.

But he and Art Fretag deeply missed the satisfaction, meaningfulness, and joy of being part of rebuilding the lives of those suffering from addiction.

They founded Overcoming Addictions at 8100 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis in 2019. It is intensely patient-focused, with immediate no barriers to access by a single call to 833-811-9111.

Featuring personal,all-digital, low cost, cutting edge, face-to-face, at-your-convenience telemetry visits with free 24/7 physician phone assessment and support. They were fortunate to engage several exceptional multi- board-certified empathetic decade experienced treatment specialists.

Dr. Everett coordinates patient communications, services and care. The great number of Five-Star satisfied patients testifies to the results they have achieved, the unmet needs they have filled and the lives they have helped restore.


One User’s Tale


Nick had hit bottom-he just couldn't do it anymore. After starting with booze and many drugs at parties as a teenager, over the next 10 years,he found he could not escape the craving to get high and then crashes of mind-blowing sickness when he ran out. It led to his being fired at work, becoming homeless and couch-hopping with his using friends, contracting hepatitis C, a prison for theft and drug use, and his mother and girlfriend (with their two children) refusing to have anything to do with him if he didn't get help and get clean.

Where was he going to find the $2,000 a month to keep him supplied?

He had been forced into a month of inpatient treatment twice and outpatient once but talking didn’t cut it for him. He had frequent bad urines which led to more problems with his parole. He did find buying Subutex off the street gave him the relief he was looking for.

So two years ago he Googled treatment for chemical dependency and found Overcoming Addictions at 833-811-9111. He talked with Dr. Everett, did his free assessment, and was connected by phone with his personal therapist who carried out his first treatment face to face over his cell phone while at home.

He picked up his Suboxone prescription and in 4 hours of comfortable detox, he was ready for stable maintenance. His anxiety, depression, and PTSD were treated and his plan for lifelong recovery was set in action. He has been clean for the past two years with no failed drug tests. Now he has a good construction job and income, an apartment, non-using friends, and has a great relationship with his mother, girlfriend, and two kids. He feels good about himself, has plans, hope, and is grateful for his new life.

Overcoming Addictions LLC
8100 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Phone: 763-600-7263
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