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FAQs

Yes! You do not need to be enrolled in a residential treatment program to use Wayside’s individual therapy services. Please call our intake line at 651-242-5540 to inquire about openings.

Currently, group therapy is available to women enrolled in residential treatment at Wayside. We do offer individual therapy as an outpatient service.

Wayside Recovery Center has dedicated staff who will assist you in setting up visitation with your children in either of our residential programs. At our Family Treatment Program, children 11 and under can either live on-site or visit. Children of all ages can visit during our visiting hours. Please note, due to COVID-19 visiting hours and policies may change. Learn more about our current visiting policies.

Overnight passes are not permitted while in residential treatment.

We understand that coming to treatment can be very overwhelming. Our Residential Program doors are not locked from the inside, and you are free to leave at any time. We do encourage all clients to try to stay for at least a week to give it a chance and to share any concerns they may have with their counselor.

Wayside’s meals can be tailored to meet your dietary needs. At intake and anytime during the admit process please let staff know about your dietary needs and we will do our best to accommodate.

Wayside Recovery Center has a recovery services department, which includes case managers and peer recovery specialists who will work closely with each woman to develop a thorough aftercare plan, and provide housing resources before leaving treatment. Wayside has a superb recovery maintenance program to support women after they leave the residential treatment setting. Learn more about Recovery Services.

Yes, we encourage exercise and healthy eating.

If you prefer, we can help arrange for you to attend AA/NA meetings in the community during treatment. These arrangements can be made with your counselor and peer recovery specialist. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, many community-based recovery meetings are offered virtually. Peer Recovery Specialists also offer on-site recovery meetings.

Yes, please bring all medications you’ve been prescribed. The staff will keep your medications locked and secured, and we have trained medication aides on staff to distribute your medications to ensure medication is taken as prescribed. We will work with you and your doctor if we see specific medications having negative side effects.