Imagine a world where you can get addiction treatment as easily as for depression or asthma, where addiction specialists are physicians or other health care clinicians with advanced degrees. Where treatment fit the disease as it is, not as we would like it to be, where we stayed with you as long as it took, where we never gave up hope, where we treated you with respect and dignity no matter what.


Alltyr takes the latest scientific understanding and new tools and makes them available to the people who need them: patients and families. It is a learning organization, quickly adapting as new ideas and evidence emerge. Clinical treatment is delivered with care, compassion and respect, in collaboration with the patient, resulting in a truly individualized treatment plan. Our approach is pragmatic, focused on doing whatever needs to be done to promote the well being of patients and the community in the most cost-effective way. Research and education are highly valued and Alltyr will work to develop and apply new knowledge and to educate health care professionals as well as the broader community.

Dr. Mark Willenbring

Mark Willenbring MD, DFAPA

Dr. Mark Willenbring is an internationally recognized addiction psychiatrist who has been pioneering new ways to treat alcohol and drug use disorders for over 30 years. Dr. Willenbring was featured in the HBO Addiction Special, has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC national broadcasts, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. As Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, his research focused on better ways to manage chronic complex conditions, where substance use, mental, and physical disorders are often combined. Within the VA Healthcare System, he was a leader in implementing research findings into clinical practice. Dr. Willenbring then moved to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD, where he directed the Division responsible for funding research grants on alcohol treatment and recovery to Universities across the US. While there, he became aware that new knowledge and tools resulting from NIH funding of alcohol and drug treatment were not being made available to the people who needed them. The current addiction treatment system is not built on science, but on an antiquated rehab model that has not changed much since 1955. So when he left NIH to return to Minnesota, he was determined to stimulate transformative change in addiction treatment in America. Alltyr was formed in 2012 to offer an alternative to addiction and mental health services. The first Alltyr Clinic opened in St. Paul, MN, in 2013, to demonstrate a rehab alternative.

Mark Willenbring CV


“Imagine a world where we do everything we can for you and we stay with you as long as it takes.”

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We are Alltyr

This is our dedicated team who works together to bring our patients and their families the best evidence based medical care possible with alternative addiction and mental health services.

What people are saying about us

  • "In fact I have mentioned Alltyr to people I care about who I think could benefit from your approach, and I sincerely hope they find it as life changing as I have."

    AnonymousAlltyr Patient
  • "Just that I am extremely grateful to have found Alltyr. Thank you, a million times thanks. You have made a profoundly positive impact in my life."

    AnonymousAlltyr Patient
  • "Staff is very experienced in treating drug addiction/also very passionate & caring; they go the extra mile to help every patient."

    AnonymousAlltyr Patient
  • "Definitely yes, without a doubt. Because at Alltyr, I have been given 100% attention, concern, etc. Best treatment program."

    AnonymousAlltyr Patient
  • "They understand being compassionate toward someone who suffering from the disease rather than being punitive. They offer encouragement as a way to motivate patients."

    AnonymousAlltyr Patient
  • "They understand what works and what doesn't work for loved ones and family members who are "trying" to help the addicted person."

    AnonymousAlltyr Patient