Drug Courts in Minnesota

The first Drug Court in Minnesota was in Hennepin County in 1996. Since then, the program has expanded to over 40 specialty courts in more than 30 counties across the state. The goals of Drug Courts are for offenders to complete the prescribed treatment program and to abstain from repeating the behavior in the future. […]

Brain Injury & Addiction

A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. Brain injuries do not discriminate. An injury that happens in an instant can cause a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavior challenges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have a long-term need for help to perform […]

Winter Walkabout a Success

Thank you for making the 6th annual Winter Walkabout a success! Thanks to the support of sponsors, raffle donors, fundraisers, and attendees, we raised over $43,000! Thank You Sponsors! Platinumn Sponsors Bremer Bank Kraus Anderson New Horizon Gold Sponsors Operation Round-Up Restart, Inc Robert S. Starr Foundation Silver Sponsors Advanced Imaging Solutions Larkin Hoffman Attorneys […]

Meet Our Intern Julia

Julia Ziegler is a marketing intern at Vinland’s residential facility. She is currently earning a degree is Business Marketing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her expected graduation date is May 2015. Why are you interested in your field of study? I didn’t exactly know what career path I wanted to take when I […]

Words of Appreciation

Valentine’s Day is a day to focus on relationships. As social creatures, we thrive from connections. People with strong social connections tend to be happier and live longer than those without. Our well-being depends on our connections with others. This Valentine’s Day, the day of love, take the time to reach out to people who […]

Meet Our Intern Amanda

Amanda Thalacker is an intern at Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently earning a degree from the University of North Dakota in Rehabilitation Human Services with an emphasis on mental health and substance abuse. Amanda’s expected graduation date is May 2015. Why are you interested in your field of study? I enjoy helping […]

Meet Our Intern Mick

Mick McClellan is an intern for Vinland’s residential chemical health program. He is currently earning a degree in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Mick’s expected graduation date is fall of 2015. Why are you interested in your field of study? I believe I have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, specifically in […]

Get Outside and Snowshoe

Physical activity is important all year. Colder temps and less sunlight decrease many people’s motivation to workout in the winter. If you find that you have less motivation for exercise in the winter, consider trying an outdoor sport like snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is a great option for winter exercise because it offers a variety of health benefits. Snowshoeing burns […]

Volunteering in Recovery

For people recovering from addiction, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. It is important to find meaningful activities to fill the days. Volunteering is a great activity for people in recovery because they are able to give back to the community. People who volunteer are less tempted to relapse as they feel […]