A staff member will be able to speak with you and discuss next steps within 24 hours and will walk you through the appropriate steps necessary to determine if you would benefit from treatment. Currently, this involves a Rule 25 Assessment, which is a chemical health assessment done by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
This assessment will look at past and current alcohol and/or drug use, mental health, family history of substance abuse, current employment situation, living arrangements and any other medical concerns.
You can stop into our Wellness Center and request to speak with someone about the treatment process. They will guide you through the steps necessary to get into one of our programs.
If you have already completed a Rule 25 Assessment, please have your assessor fax it to 651-209-6341. If you need a Rule 25 Assessment, please call 651-242-5540 and you will be able to schedule a Rule 25 Assessment. Please fax assessments to 651-209-6341.
Based upon your assessment, our staff will determine which level of support is most suitable based upon your needs and family status. Pregnant women and women with children will be given priority to our Family Treatment Center.
After determining which program is right for you, we will walk you through each step and support you as you are in the process of admitting into one of our programs. Please note, there is typically a waiting list at our residential facilities; the intake coordinator will discuss this more in-depth with you during your intake interview. If you are on a waiting list, there are a number of things you can do to become prepared and Wayside offers pre-engagement services to help support you while you are waiting for an admission date. For our outpatient services, there is typically not a waiting list and once we have your Rule 25 Assessment, we will walk you through the process and get you started in programming quickly.