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Wayside Recovery Center Named One of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers


Wayside Recovery Center staff holding signs that spell "Help us create hope" outside of the Family Treatment Center in Minneapolis
Staff at our Family Treatment Center celebrate National Recovery Month

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Aug. 21, 2021 – Wayside Recovery Center was selected by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers in 2021. The list, created by Newsweek in partnership with Statista Inc., ranks the nation’s top addiction treatment facilities based on community reputation and peer recommendations, quality of care and accreditation.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the country’s best treatment centers,” said Wayside CEO Ruth Richardson. “Wayside aims to empower every individual and family in our care with the tools they need to address their addiction, overcome their trauma, improve their health, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery is possible, and Wayside is committed to providing high-quality, individualized and culturally responsive care.”

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayside has worked to meet the needs of women and families in the community by offering telehealth services and expanding treatment offerings to new locations and service types.

In 2020, Wayside increased access to long-term recovery support with two new locations in the Twin Cities. The Wellness Center in St. Paul provides outpatient addiction and mental health treatment for women and families. At the Center of Belonging in Minneapolis, Wayside partnered with Ace in the City and Emerge Mothers Academy to provide case management, peer support and foundational life supports central to health, wellbeing and long-term stability.

“Our services continue to evolve and grow with new community locations, the addition of on-site medical services like dental and primary care, and more culturally-affirming care,” said Wayside Board Chair Cheryl Jensen. “These changes are exciting and will help us create more holistic healing spaces for clients and families.”

See the full list of Minnesota’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers at Newsweek

About Wayside Recovery Center

For 65 years, Wayside Recovery Center has improved the lives of more than 32,000 women and 6,100 children in Minnesota impacted by trauma and addiction. With three gender-specific treatment locations in the Twin Cities, Wayside offers complete, holistic care for every stage of the recovery journey – from prevention to treatment to long-term recovery. Wayside is one of only five treatment facilities in the state to offer family residential treatment, welcoming pregnant women and women with young children.

Read the Wayside 2020 Annual Report

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