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See You at one of our Favorite Conferences Next Week!

We are so proud to announce that two of our clinicians are presenting at next week’s St. Louis County’s Health & Human Services Conference! Sadly, at exactly the same time… Tom Beckers has been asked to repeat the presentation that was packed to the gills last year: “Substance Use Disorders and Cognitive Deficits“, on Thursday, […]

It’s September: Recovery Month is Here!

From our friends at the National Council for Behavioral Health: National Recovery Month is held every September to remind us that recovery from mental and substance use disorders is not only possible, but a reality and an expectation. The National Council, along with many partner organizations, is hosting the 2020 Virtual Recovery Month Luncheon on […]

Reflections on the Murder of George Floyd

On the day of George Floyd’s funeral, Vinland’s lead case manager, Edwin Swaray, reflects on this senseless murder within our community, and how racism personally affects him and his son. Click on the link below to read and share.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

In honor of the month of May being Stroke Awareness Month, Vinland National Center’s Mental Health Program Supervisor, Melissa Petoletti, wrote the below article on the subject for us to share. Vinland often has stroke survivors attending substance use disorder treatment at both our residential (Loretto, MN) and outpatient (Minneapolis, MN ) treatment locations, so […]

Upcoming Webinar with Wayside Recovery’s Friday Forum – April 24 – 9am!

Here’s your chance to catch one of our most popular speakers, our Residential Program Manager, Tom Beckers, LADC, Certified Brain Injury Specialist! On Friday, April 24, 2020 – 9 to 11 a.m. he will be presenting for Wayside’s Friday Forum –on “Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders, TBI’s and other, Cognitive Deficits.”   Registration – $25 for professionals […]

Vinland National Center’s response to Covid-19

Vinland wants to assure clients, their families and our referents and partners in the community that we are continuing our daily operations and clinical care. We will continue to serve those in need and have implemented the following safety precautions. (Please click on the attached document, below, for detailed information.) Update as of March 2020 […]

Vinland National Center proud to support the 8th Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Symposium in Owatonna, MN!

  Vinland National Center was proud to support the 8th Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Symposium: “Sharing, Caring and Understanding”, sponsored by the Southeast Minnesota Area Substance Use Providers, last week at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Owatonna, Minnesota – January 29-31, 2020. Two of our very own clinicians helped open the conference on Thursday morning with […]

From our Pals at Fasttracker

Managing Your Mental Health During the Holidays   For some, the holiday season can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression. Many factors can result in an increase of mental health crises during this time. Some people experience increased financial burden due to travel, gift/hosting costs. Others may feel overwhelmed with additional calendar events […]

PTSD and Sleep: Rest Easier with Treatment

From our friends at the National Center for PTSD PTSD and Sleep: Rest Easier with Treatment “The nightmares were the hardest part because they were recurring. I didn’t sleep well – I’d sleep an hour and a half, two hours at a time…it was kicking my butt. I was working at the time and I […]

How to Help Someone with PTSD

Vinland has an entire mental health wing that allows us to help others with their PTSD. You don’t have to have a TBI to come to Vinland – many of our clients come to us with PTSD, severe & persistent mental illness, learning disabilities, and other cognitive impairments. Start by providing a safe space for […]

An Article sent to us by

Did you know that overdoses involving opioids killed more than 47,000 people in 2017, and 36% of those deaths involved prescription opioids? Feel free to share my article regarding the opioid crisis and pain management. You can check it out here:   How to Avoid Opioids and Surgery for Back Pain by Dr. RJ […]

Client Feedback

We just received a few of these comments from recent graduates of our programs, so we thought we’d share: Carla 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 […]

How PTSD Affects the Brain

How PTSD Affects The Brain Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Related Content: What Do Blast Injuries Do to Your Brain? Blast Injury: What We’ve Learned from Autopsies 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a PTSD Therapist If you’re experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s important to understand how the different parts of your […]

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Loretto, Minnesota 55357
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Loretto, Minnesota 55357
Phone: (763) 479-3555

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Phone: (763) 479-3555