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What to Expect When Someone Goes to Treatment

Deciding to get help is a big step and can feel scary and overwhelming.  As a family member or friend of a woman entering Wayside,  you can offer your emotional support. Here is what you can expect, and the resources we offer:

Family Programming Offered at Wayside

Wayside offers many services for family members to help you understand addiction, address the impact it has had on your relationship and help find a way to move everyone forward into a happier, healthier future.

Staying in Touch When Someone is in Treatment

When someone is in treatment at Wayside Recovery Center, you can still stay in touch with them. You will be able to call her at the Women’s Treatment Center through the  Client Line phone number, 952-926-5922. Because women will be in scheduled programming throughout the day, you will need to leave a message and they will call you back.

Please note, if you call one of our offices, we are unable to confirm or deny that a woman is a client.  This is to protect their confidentiality and privacy. 

You can also bring items for a client during visitation, or you can drop them off at the center during office hours.  Again, since we cannot confirm or deny someone is a client, items will need to be left on a good faith basis.  Please note all drop offs must be pre-approved. Inform the client, beforehand, if you plan to drop something off for her.  

If your loved one approves, you can also be involved in the treatment process. Ask her if you can play a part in her recovery.

Going on Passes

If your loved one is in high-intensity care, she can only leave the treatment center if it’s medically necessary.  In our regular residential treatment, counselors make individual decisions about passes and the duration of each pass. These visits are only for therapeutic purposes such as attending support groups or visiting family or friends to practice new skills. 

What to Expect After Someone Has Gone to Treatment

Addiction is a chronic disease much like multiple sclerosis, diabetes or COPD. Someone is not healed from the disease of addiction by receiving one round of treatment. Recovery is a lifelong process, and we work to provide women with skills they can use throughout their lives.  It’s important to remember that maintaining sobriety is hard work. It is also important for women to receive continued care and to commit to the long road of recovery. Learn how to support your family member when she returns home.

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