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A Different Approach to
Addiction Treatment

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Since 1990, Vinland Center has been providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment for individuals with brain injuries and cognitive impairments. Our highly trained staff can meet the needs of individuals with substance addictions, mental health issues, and cognitive impairments.

Problem Gambling Outpatient Treatment

"Many recovering alcoholics are not aware that they may be at risk of crossing over to a gambling addiction" - A substance use disorder & problem gambling counselor

Problem gambling can strike anyone, regardless of race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, or level of education. In our work with all varieties of addiction, Vinland has learned that problem gambling does not occur in isolation. In many cases, it occurs in the company of co-presenting issues. For example, gambing disorder & alcohol/drug addiction are frequently part of a dual diagnosis. It is estimated that 10-15% of those with substance use disorder have a co-occurring gambling disorder.

The state of Minnesota offers funding for problem gambling treatment! Residents of MN can access these services at no charge based on need! Our Outpatient Intake Team can help you with this as well as the Rule 82 problem gambling assessment. Call 763.479.4881 to access this program.

Personalized Approach to Treatment

A treatment program designed for you. We don't force you to fit into our treatment model. At Vinland Center, your care team works with you to meet your needs. Our staff are highly trained and licensed professionals, who are all dedicated to helping you succeed in recovery.


Read Our Client Success Stories

After surviving a stroke, John was told he might spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair and a nursing home. Today, he has a white belt in taekwondo.


After teaching high school English for 34 years, Karen retired in 2003. A social drinker before
retirement, she began drinking heavily to deal with her feelings of boredom and isolation after retiring.


Kerry used meth for 33 years. He estimates he went to 15 treatment centers before coming to Vinland Center.


Colette struggled for years with a brain injury, untreated depression, and alcoholism.


Finding the Right Treatment Option

Whether you are looking for yourself, a loved one, or a client, we are here to answer your questions and determine if treatment at Vinland Center is the right option for you.

3675 Ihduhapi Road
Loretto, Minnesota 55357
Phone: (763) 479-3555
Fax: (763) 479-2605

3675 Ihduhapi Road
Loretto, Minnesota 55357
Phone: (763) 479-3555
Fax: (763) 479-4372

675 Stinson Boulevard, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (763) 479-4881
Fax: (612) 781-7424

PO Box 308
Loretto, Minnesota 55357
Phone: (763) 479-3555
Fax: (763) 205-4413

19 replies added

  1. Shawn Cunningham September 17, 2018 Reply

    I have an inquiry. I was meeting today, 9/17/18 , work my counselor. We were discussing loneliness. She made a suggestion that I try contacting Vinland and see if there are any head injury support groups in Hutchinson, MN or the surrounding area. I sustained a TBI in 1991.
    Thank you,

    • Molly Gilbert December 17, 2018 Reply

      Hi Shawn, try reaching out to the Minnesota Traumatic Brain Injury Allience at or 2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200; Roseville, MN; 55113-3830
      Phone: 612-378-2742
      Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
      Fax: 612-378-2789
      Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  2. Derek krzenski December 4, 2018 Reply

    What can’t you bring for admission (phone , protein shakes, etc.)

    • Molly Gilbert December 5, 2018 Reply

      Hi Derek, you can bring a phone, but will have to hand it over to be locked up while you are here. It’s helpful if you need to obtain a tel # or address that you can gain monitored access while here. Protein powders aren’t allowed as well as any knives/weapons, illegal drugs or razors. If you do bring a razor, it would be locked up between uses. Bring your toiletries, & if you smoke, enough cigarettes to last a week – we go to a Holiday store on the weekends but no Target runs, etc., so bring what you need to be in treatment, not what you would need to move into a new appt. Just the bare minimums. Shoes/jacket/boots/gloves if you like to be out in nature, as we have 180 acres to explore. We have washers/dryers here so just a week’s worth of clothing should do. Bring an MP3 payer & your music if you like, but nothing so other clients can hear it – bring yr headphones. If you have a special pillow or blanket you like, bring that – whatever you need to feel comfortable. Otherwise call Admissions at 763. 479.2555 & they can detail more for you if needed.

    • Molly Gilbert December 10, 2018 Reply

      What to Bring to Vinland
      Thank you for choosing Vinland Center to change your life and learn the skills to stay sober. You will need to bring:
      • Medications and any supplies for them
      • Insurance or medical assistance card
      • Clothes, including a good pair of shoes and jacket
      • Workout apparel
      • Hygiene products, electric razors are fine; cologne and straight razors will be kept in the staff office for you to use and return.
      All meals and snacks, as well as recreational fees, are provided by Vinland. We have washing machines and dryers available for your use, free of charge. We go to the store weekly so you can purchase more cigarettes or personal items. We provide all linen and towels.
      You may bring if you choose:
      • 12-pack of soda pop and a few snacks as we do not have a pop machine. (Clients take weekly store runs.)
      • Cigarettes, if you smoke (NO e-cigarettes) (Clients take weekly store runs.)
      • Small stereo, preferably with headphones, and the music of your choice
      • Fishing pole or other hobby items that do not involve sharp objects such as knives
      • Winter clothes such as waterproof shoes, gloves, hat and coat, so that you can participate in outdoor activities in the winter
      • Pictures
      • Your own pillow
      • Calling card for long distance calls
      • Cash for additional snacks or cigarettes
      You may NOT bring:
      • Cell phone, laptop, e-reader, camera or pager (these items will be kept in a safe)
      • e-cigarettes
      • Alcohol, including Listerine
      • Drugs
      • Guns or any type of weapon
      • Nicotine gum or patches
      • Motor vehicles including car, truck or motorcycle
      • Energy drinks
      Please contact Admissions with questions: 763.479.3555

  3. Alyson Zurek December 14, 2018 Reply

    My grandson is going to be checking into your facility today or tomorrow. I want to know what is the best gift/support I can give to him this Christmas.

    • Molly Gilbert December 17, 2018 Reply

      Hi Alyson,

      Treats are always welcome that he can share with others. Games like chess, cards or checkers that he can play with others. Personal music, like an MP3 with headphones – but nothing that has a camera or phone attached to it. Otherwise the usual comforts of home are always nice: wool socks, hats, gloves/mittens, maybe a favorite, comfy blanket. Then you could really surprise and support him by going to AlAnon! Tip: Be sure to go at least 6 times to the same meeting before deciding whether you like it or not! ;^)

      Thanks for asking!

  4. CLB December 28, 2018 Reply

    I am wondering what the process for our program is and if there are outpatient programs.
    My husband had been sober for 11 months with kratom. Kratom ran low on Christmas and the line of LIES he told me to get heroin yesterday. Followed by me having to bring him to 3 times, I can’t do it and he WILL die.
    He is 44 and I’m in recovery too.

    • Molly Gilbert January 2, 2019 Reply

      Hi C.,

      We do have an outpatient program in NE Mpls. I have cc’d one of our Outpatient intake people here.

      I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s struggles. I have attached our basic information electronically and you can always call us at 763.479.3555. Just ask for “Outpatient Services” if that is what you are wanting to pursue.

      Vinland National Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to full lives for people with disabilities. We enable individuals with multiple disabilities to live productive and fulfilling lives through a whole person approach that addresses the mind, body and spirit. Vinland’s programs include behavioral health services with a focus on substance abuse and supportive housing for people with cognitive disabilities.
      We are a fully- accredited substance abuse treatment center licensed by the state of Minnesota. We meet the complex needs of individuals with disabilities seeking treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. We understand that past trauma is common for people struggling with addiction, which is why we provide trauma-informed services aimed at reducing triggers and avoiding re-traumatization.
      Our program is designed for:

      • Those who can benefit from a slower-paced, more individually –focused program.
      • People living with disabilities such as brain injury, developmental disability and/or physical disabilities.
      • Individuals dealing with simultaneous mental illnesses.
      • Those who have had difficulty succeeding in traditional chemical dependency treatment programs or those who have relapsed and need a new approach.

      We treat co-occurring disorders and offer fully integrated mental health services. Clients participate in mental health groups and meet one-on-one with licensed mental health professionals. When appropriate, clients meet in-house with our psychologists and psychiatrists.
      In addition, Vinland is known for its outstanding Therapeutic Exercise Program. A safe, slow, gentle, supervised physical reconditioning program, this is specifically offered at our residential program location. All clients receive a pre-assessment to determine their current functional capacity. After the assessment, an exercise physiologist designs a personal program to improve their strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture and body mechanics. Many of our clients have issues related to chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries, which makes personalized programming a necessity.
      Situated on a hill overlooking Lake Independence in western Hennepin County, Vinland’s main campus encompasses 178 acres of restored prairie land, woods and shoreline. It is a rural setting conveniently located just 20 miles west of Minneapolis and 45 miles south of St. Cloud.
      Residential treatment at Vinland is intended for people with disabilities who are chemically dependent. We serve adults ages 18 and older. We offer assistance in arranging transportation to and from appointments at Vinland’s main campus.

      Just so you are aware, all applicants to Vinland’s Residential Treatment Program need to complete and have forwarded to us a chemical dependency assessment, usually a Rule 25 assessment. Additionally, they need to see a doctor, have a physical, and have the attending physician complete Vinland’s Health and Physical paperwork (copy attached).

      Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or our Intake Supervisor, Greg Chamberlin: Direct: 763-479-4553; Fax: 763 479-4372

      Molly B. Gilbert, M.Ed
      Director of Business Development
      Vinland National Center
      3675 Ihduhapi Rd., Loretto, MN 55357

      Vinland National Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  5. Carrie-Ann May 21, 2019 Reply

    Is this place just for addicts with tbi’s or any addict?

    • Molly Gilbert May 21, 2019 Reply

      Hey Carrie Ann – great question! Vinland is specifically geared to be able to work with clients with traumatic brain injuries and other neurobehavioral disorders (including acquired brain injury, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effect, and Serious and Persistent Mental Illness.) We have a strong national reputation for providing services that meet the complex needs of adults living with mental illness, learning disabilities and brain injuries. So, in short, if someone could benefit from treatment being slower, gentler and repetitive, this is the place for them. If not, they might get bored by the pace.

      I hope this helps!

  6. Carla May 30, 2019 Reply

    Hello, I just came home after completing 45 days of treatment for bad Alcoholism and I can now say, I am free and new of any thoughts about using or anything negative. Counselors and case managers are amazing! I will be attending Outpatient here in my town so I have a sponsor and other support.

  7. T & R August 22, 2019 Reply

    can we get in right away after a rule 25 assessment? Also do you allow married couples to attend together?

    • Molly Gilbert August 22, 2019 Reply

      Hi T.& R.,

      Vinland is a specialized program, meaning there are very few places in the U.S. that do what we do: specifically working with those with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s), PTSD, those on the Autism or Asperger’s spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Affect, learning disabilities or severe and persistent mental illness, while treating Substance Use Disorder. Therefore, there is often a waitlist. Men tend to run a week to two weeks wait, while the waitlist for females is usually longer, as we have fewer female beds available.

      Once we receive the drug/alcohol assessment (or Rule 25) we also need to receive your medical screening form and application (all forms available on the website at These forms, along with an Intake conversation, help us determine whether you are an appropriate client for Vinland. Depending on how quickly you get these forms into us, the entire process can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. Much also depends upon bed availability.

      Vinland does not accept couples at the same time. We have seen couples attend residential treatment a couple of months apart, as well as one attending residential while the other attends our outpatient services in NE Minneapolis. You can reach both Outpatient and residential treatment locations by calling 763.479.3555 Mon – Fri 7:30 – 4pm.

      Glad you are reaching out for help! You can find more resources here:

      Vinland National Center

  8. Ddd September 5, 2019 Reply

    Good stay at Vinland. Was a very happy cozy place

  9. GC November 9, 2019 Reply

    What are visiting days and hours? Ty

    • Molly Gilbert November 11, 2019 Reply

      Visitors are allowed Saturdays &/or Sundays. We offer a rotating Saturday Family Group, as well.

      Clients must get prior permission for visitors from their case manager, so you will need to plan ahead.

      Call 763.479.3555 for more info

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