Group of women of diverse ages and backgrounds


Are you an alumna from Wayside Recovery Center? Since our founding in 1954, over 30,000 women have benefitted from Wayside’s services.  You are in good company! Recovery is a lifelong journey and we want to continue to be a resource for you whether you commenced a month ago, year ago, ten years ago or even 20 or more years ago.  We realize that we all need a little more support at certain times of our lives and we are here to help you.

Recovery Tips

Re-entering Wayside and Receiving a Rule 25 Assessment

If you think you might benefit from additional treatment or are interested in a new Rule 25 Assessment please call our intake line at 651-242-5540.

Services Available to Alumnae

Alumnae AA Meeting

Wayside hosts an AA meeting for Alumnae. Contact us to find out more.

Alumnae Banquet

Each fall over 250 alumnae from Wayside gather to celebrate the successes of all women who have walked through our doors.  If you are interested in attending, please let us know.

41st Bed

If you ever feel like you need a safe place to stay to prevent a relapse, call us at 952-926-5626.  Our 41st bed at the Women’s Treatment Center is available for alumnae who may need a little extra support. 

Recovery Services

Read about what to expect after treatment.

Helpful Resources for Alumnae

Alcoholics Anonymous 
Narcotics Anonymous 
Minnesota Young People in AA
Women for Sobriety
SMART Recovery
Out and Sober Minnesota [LBTQ]
More Resources

Fun events for sober people

Minnesota Recovery Connection
Friends in Recovery
Sunday BBQ Meeting
Meetings, BBQ and fellowship. Located in St. Paul, meets Sundays at a variety of sober houses and people's homes.

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Recent News

Monday, April 17, 2017

Holistic Care: Helping Us Become Well-Rounded Individuals

How could holistic care benefit someone with addiction? Coming out of the chaos of addiction, care for self has often been minimal, if not obsolete. People in the throes of addiction often focus all their attention on the next drink or drug, creating a disconnect from their core needs. Getting a sober and clearer mind is the beginning of being able to absorb the benefits of holistic care.

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