Meridian Behavioral Health – Lake Shore Men’s Residential Treatment

Meridian Behavioral Health – Lake Shore Men’s Residential Treatment


Meridian Behavioral Health (MBH) operates eight residential and seven outpatient throughout Minnesota.

Lake Shore, one of MBH’s facilities, provides residential treatment for men with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders** The center is based in Mahtomedi, Minn., and provides medical services.


MBH provides an overall holistic approach to treatment for substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. MBH uses evidence-based therapies which may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI).

Treatment is personalized. Clients may participate in 12-step meetings, relapse prevention therapy, and educational workshops centered on coping skills.


Lake Shore employs program directors, recovery specialists, licensed practical nurses, and licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Medical services are available 24/7.


Lake Shore in Mahtomedi is nestled near a lake. Lake Shore allows residents to bring mp3 players but not computers and cell phones. Residents will have access to exercise equipment. Smoking is allowed.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff. One individual gave Lake Shore a perfect review on Google with five out of five stars, writing: “Superb treatment facility, couldn’t have been to and worked with a better place, excellent staff, clean housing, appropriate for all.” [1]


There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs.


Reviews about Meridian Behavioral Health – Lake Shore Men’s Residential Treatment

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  • It was a disappointing stay. As far as Meridian facilities are concerned this was the best but some of the staff lacked discretion. When I brought the matter up it only seemed to cause it to worsen. Though I can’t say without assumption, it felt retaliatory. Comments of mine seemed to be struck down for the mere sake of being contrarian and clients were given non-answers or deceptions in order to quiet them. I didn’t feel safe or respected at Lake Shore save for the nursing staff whom were awesome and most of the technicians.
    I went to this facility twice. The first time was amazing. My counselor was the most caring and understanding person in the world, but tough. The second time was terrible. My first counselor quit because of how poorly they treat their employees. I ended up with a counselor who hated his job and literally said every morning that he couldn't wait until he could go home. The management that had nothing to do with our treatment got involved in people's programs and a lot of patients/clients left. One staff member in particular had personal problems with many of the clients. The food was not nutritious and there was very little exercise involved. I don't recommend this place at all. They are more concerned about profits instead of people's needs.