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The Retreat

1221 Wayzata Boulevard E, Wayzata, Minnesota, 55391
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and drug dependency by providing affordable, effective educational services grounded in the Twelve Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you’re hungry for recovery, we will provide a dignified setting and surround you with people living recovery at the highest level; you’re going to get what you need. Everywhere you look you’re surrounded by people who believe in you and believe you have what it takes to recover.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Program
  • Women's Residential Program
  • Men's Residential Program

Specialization

  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • John H. Curtiss, M.A., LADC, NCRS
    John H. Curtiss, M.A., LADC, NCRSPresident
    John is President of the Community of Recovering People board of directors and The Retreat. He is one of the principle designers of The Retreat model. Prior to his employment with The Retreat, John was employed by the Hazelden Foundation for over 19 years. In his years at Hazelden, John served as Vice President of Hazelden’s National Continuum, Executive Director of Hazelden’s Outreach Services, Executive Director of Fellowship Club, Hazelden’s intermediate care facility in St. Paul, MN, Unit Supervisor of two of Hazelden’s primary treatment units and as a chemical dependency counselor. John has a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from the College of Saint Mary’s, is a graduate of Hazelden’s Counselor Training Program, a licensed counselor in the State of Minnesota and a Nationally Certified Recovery Specialist.
  • Diane Poole, LADC, CADC III, CADC
    Diane Poole, LADC, CADC III, CADCProgram Director
    Diane is The Retreat’s Program Director. Before joining The Retreat in 1998, Diane spent 20 years providing substance abuse services to adults, adolescents and families for several managed care mental health clinics, including Allina, United Health Care and United Behavioral services. She also served as director of Marty Mann Halfway House in Duluth, Minnesota and worked at inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs for Miller Dwan Hospital in Duluth.

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Patient Reviews

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Danny
    A remarkable experience that changed my life and is still in me. 5 🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
    CM
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    My loved one attended The Retreat. He just came home a few days ago. I also attended the family program they have. I can\'t say enough about this place. From the food, to the meetings, to the staff, to the housing, to the programs. It\'s all amazing. My loved one actually LOVED it here. He said god forbid he has to check into treatment again, he would come back here in a heartbeat. The family program was incredible (Take advantage of that if you have a loved one here!!!) I will be forever grateful for the things I learned at The Retreat. I really can\'t say enough about this place. If you\'re wondering if this is the right fit... 1000 times yes. What you get for the cost is truly amazing.
    Suzanne
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    The Retreat is such an encouraging experience. I recommend the Retreat to everyone. 5 stars across the board!! Top notch everything.
    mj
      I would avoid The Retreat. We sent our daughter the experience was horrible. More about the money than the help.
      mj
        I found The Retreat to be a money venture. Without the money their is no Retreat. The staff was very rude. They all seemed much more interested in their program and its righteousness than helping the person needing help. I would avoid this place and look elsewhere.