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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

21 replies added

  1. Alyson 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Ddd September 5, 2019 Reply

    Good stay at Vinland. Was a very happy cozy place

  7. 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

  8. AMC December 27, 2019 Reply

    My son has Bipplar I and substance misuse disorder. He has Medicare and lives in XX. We have been told he needs a specialized addiction treatment program for dual diagnoses. He has failed two attempts at Inpatient and Outpatient treatment centers. Do you accept Medicare for out of state individuals. PS. I am an OT who works with children and adolescents with ABI in XX. I have learned of your program through the XX Brain Injury Conference.

    • Molly Gilbert January 3, 2020 Reply

      Thanks for reaching out to Vinland! Unfortunately, we cannot accept out of state Medicaid, so your son would have to have private insurance or be able to self pay. Please call Admissions directly with any other questions: 763.479.3555 Mon – Fri – 7:30 – 5:00.

  9. Gina December 16, 2020 Reply

    Are you allowed to smoke cigarettes there?

  10. Chantise March 2, 2021 Reply

    How many beds do you have in total?

    • Molly Gilbert March 2, 2021 Reply

      Hi Chantise! At our residential facility we have a total of 61 beds.

  11. Ronald March 2, 2021 Reply

    Hello are you allowed a phone? Or if you take the phone can you use it every once in awhile

    • Molly Gilbert March 3, 2021 Reply

      Hi Ronald! During non-pandemic times, we don’t allow phones. Of course, people bring them with, but they are placed in a lockbox, only to be accessed to obtain tel #’s so they can call on the landlines provided for clients. During the pandemic, however, we are allowing clients to have their cell phones during certain times on weekends, since we currently have a closed campus to keep clients safe & to prevent any infection. I hope this helps!

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