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Substance Use Disorders, Outpatient Problem Gambling, and Supportive Housing

Drug and Alcohol Residential and Outpatient Addiction Treatment, and

Problem Gambling Outpatient Treatment

If you have struggled to keep up with group material or assignments at other drug and alcohol treatment programs, Vinland Center could be a better program for you. Our substance abuse program is designed for individuals with memory issues, learning disabilities, and/or other cognitive impairments.

Vinland provides drug and alcohol treatment for adults with cognitive impairments, while our outpatient problem gambling treatment is offered to all adults, regardless of cognitive issues. Our staff members strive to make all possible accommodations for those with cognitive deficits and adaptations for individual learning styles.

Vinland is a fully-accredited substance abuse treatment center licensed by the State of Minnesota. We use evidenced-based approaches to addiction treatment. Our staff are highly-trained and licensed professionals.

Long-Term Supportive Housing

Through a partnership with LivingWorks Ventures, Vinland offers permanent sober housing for men and women with disabilities in recovery from substance abuse. Lodge living is ideal for people who need minimal amounts of support to remain independent.


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

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

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

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

10 replies added

  1. Shannon L January 22, 2019 Reply

    My son has repercussions (thought and cognitive and memory) from a tbi sustained in 2013. He has since struggled greatly with addiction. Your program seems perfect. We have a PPO blue Cross/ blue shield.

    • Molly Gilbert January 22, 2019 Reply

      Hi Shannon,

      I am going to send you our brochure information along with some article on TBI’s that you may find helpful. I’ll need to send it separately from this email, however, as I am responding via our website.

      In the meantime, call our admissions/Intake team at 763.479.3555 between 8-4 Mon – Fri! That will help you get the process started!

  2. Julie January 29, 2019 Reply

    Hello, I have a cousin who lives with me who struggles greatly with severe depression and suicidal thoughts. she had a lot of physical and emotional abuse by ex boyfriend who beat her to extent of possible memory issues. She does not have addiction to drugs that I am aware of but I thought maybe your program would possibly help her. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

    • Molly Gilbert January 29, 2019 Reply

      Hi Julie – thanks for reaching out to Vinland! We do not work with those who do not require substance use disorder treatment, so if she is not struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, this would not be the place for her. However, there are wonderful people within the community that we send our graduated alumni to continue to see for similar issues, after having started addressing such issues of abuse/trauma/PTSD while here. I would suggest reaching out to Nystrom and Associates – or 651.628.9566. There are many locations and specialties offered. If they are not a fit, I am sure they could refer you to other resources. I hope this helps!

  3. Michael May 28, 2019 Reply

    I’m lööking for inpaintent, how long of a wait for me to get in?

    • Molly Gilbert May 29, 2019 Reply

      Hi Michael,

      Once we have your application, your Rule 25 assessment and the Vinland Medical Screening Form filled out from you, it can be anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks, depending upon openings. Having that info submitted is what gets you “in line” for a spot. Forms are available under “admissions forms” on the website:
      Call admissions between 8- 4 M-F to find out how soon we might have an opening for you. 763.479.3555

      Our Outpatient location in NE Mpls has an immediate opening.

      Vinland National Center

  4. Jackie June 15, 2019 Reply

    I am up late researching this so that I can try to talk a loved one into coming there. Had suffered a couple t.b.i.’s and also had had seizures which are undiagnosed. I think this would be a good choice for him. I think he feels “like the only one”. If you could send any info to further my case to him, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you!

    • Molly Gilbert June 15, 2019 Reply

      Hi Jackie,

      Thanks for reaching out to Vinland. I have attached a couple of different articles (separately) regarding the effects of TBI’s and multiple concussions on a person’s use of substances, as well as the prevalence of this problem that often just isn’t addressed for multiple reasons (client not self-admitting a TBI; never going in to the hospital to receive treatment- thinking they could just ‘shake it off’; medical practitioners not warning clients of the potential after-effects of a TBI due to their own lack of understanding of these complex injuries, etc.).

      Once we receive the Vinland Medical Screening Form (attached here) along with a chemical dependency assessment (often called a Rule 25 in the state of Minnesota), we will have a better idea as to whether the client might be a fit for our program. You can obtain a Rule 25 at our Outpatient services location in NE Minneapolis by calling our main number ad asking for them: 763.479.3555 – they can usually get a client in for an assessment within 24 hours. I have cc’d our Outpatient Services Manager’s email here – Don Raasch – he is a real early-bird, so could get you in contact with the right staff at his location to get the ball rolling for an assessment on Monday. There is NO WAITLIST to get into our Outpatient Services Program, and depending on your loved one’s circumstance, this may be a more palatable option for them? There *may* be a bit of a waitlist to get into our residential treatment program, but the Admissions/Intake folks could tell you more about that on Monday when they open back up for Intakes.

      Greg Chamberlin is our Intake Supervisor for our Residential Treatment Program and he can be reached at the email address I have also cc’d here. He is also usually in quite early in the morning and will certainly be able to respond to you in a more timely manner than I, as I am on the road for Vinland. You can reach the Admissions office by calling 763.479.3555 & asking for that department.

      I hope his information helps, and wish you the best of luck in getting your loved one the help they need!

      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. Jessy October 27, 2019 Reply

    I have a 23 year old who has a major drug addiction. He has a learning disability and has been using since a very young age. He has been to a couple treatment centers. And nothing has helped. I just feel that he needs a place to deal with his his addiction as well as his mental health issues. I feel that he will never overcome this addiction if no one helps him with the mental health issues. I love my son to pieces and just want so much more for his life. I want him to want more for his life. It breaks my heart to see him on this path and feel I have failed as a parent when he was young not holding him responsible for his choices. I should of done better. He needs longer then a 30 day program. He is in jail currently with a rule 25 done. I have a friend who’s son has been to your facility and she says it did wonders for him. How can I help my son get accepted into your facility. I am afraid for his life that this addiction is going to kill him. How long does it take to get into the program is there something I can fill out or bing him in jail to get accepted to your facility. He has to follow the rule 25 which states impatient treatment and they will release him to a facility. Please help me save my son

    • Molly Gilbert October 31, 2019 Reply

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for reaching out to Vinland.

      I am cc’ing our Intake team so that someone can get back to you 1st thing Monday.

      What jail is he in? If Anoka, they have the application materials in the library there. Let me know if another jail so I can reach out to them to get them our materials for the future.

      Your son would need three documents submitted in order to be considered for acceptance to Vinland’s residential program (we have an outpatient facility in NE Mpls that does not require these materials, just FYI): the application form, medical screening form, and a drug/alcohol assessment, usually referred to as a Rule 25 within the state of MN. The R25 must be under 45 days old. If older than that, he would simply need to get it updated. The social worker/case manager/probation officer/court system he is working within will know how to help him get this done.

      The 1st two forms mentioned you can print off from our website:

      You can help him fill out the Vinland Medical Screening form, but I encourage you to be *very* thorough on this; avoiding simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.

      We usually have about a one or two week waitlist for men, but it becomes more complicated holding a bed when clients are coming from jail – meaning our admissions team will need to coordinate with you and the jail in order to get the timing just right, provided he is determined to be a fit for our program after receiving the three required documents.

      Our program goes up to 90 days, depending on insurance coverage offered, & our clinicians are very well connected within the state to help find aftercare resources/sober housing/supportive mental health resources upon graduation from our program.
      Admissions can be reached 7:39-5 Mon. – Fri. at

      I hope this helps – hang in there & in the meantime, many of our families find help & support at Al-Anon meetings. They are free & offered all over the state. You can look up locations at:
      You are not alone!

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