New Beginnings Minnesota at Waverly

New Beginnings Minnesota at Waverly

ABOUT NEW BEGINNINGS MINNESOTA

Founded in 1982, New Beginnings Minnesota now operates seven facilities throughout the state that treat individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The campus in the town of Waverly offers residential treatment for adults. This location also provides intervention services as well as outpatient programming and continuing care.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

At New Beginnings Minnesota at Waverly, residential programming is gender-separate and firmly rooted in the 12-Steps. Treatment is individualized and typically lasts 28 to 30 days, although it may extend to 45 days depending on client needs.

In addition to 12-step work, clients participate in individual and group counseling, plus a week-long family program that includes education and group therapy. Nutritional lectures, psychotherapy groups, and curricula are targeted to meet the needs of each gender.

A dedicated program for professionals uses a two-clinician model to minimize length of stay and get clients back to work as soon as possible. Staff also liaises with employers and external evaluators such as professional boards to ease the transition back into the workplace.

The facility’s website emphasizes that recovery is a lifelong achievement, and has aftercare options including ongoing support, referrals to New Beginnings own outpatient facilities, local sober-living homes, and 12-step meetings. The center’s very active alumni association holds events twice a month.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, the treatment team at New Beginnings Minnesota includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors, as well as two nurses. There are no doctors on staff.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

In-patient clients at New Beginnings Minnesota at Waverly, reside in gender-specific lodges on a large, rural campus overlooking Waverly Lake. All bedrooms are shared and many have dividers for added privacy. There are cozy common areas with wood paneling and plush sofas, and meals are served cafeteria-style. Clients cannot bring cell phones or other electronics. Smoking is allowed outdoors only. Visitors are welcome twice a week at scheduled days and times.

Several alumni reported to Best-rehabs.com that the food served is plentiful and of high quality. Twenty-two individuals surveyed at the time of this writing gave an average of four out of five stars for the quality of the accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The 16 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided largely positive feedback. Most rated treatment effectiveness in the range of four and five out of five stars. Only one former client offered a negative point of view. On average, seven alumni gave the center 4.4 out of five stars when asked if they would recommend New Beginnings Minnesota at Waverly.

They also gave the facility’s cleanliness and the staff’s level of training and experience high average ratings of 4.5 and 4.6 out of five stars, respectively. Many alumni praised the staff and the counseling specifically. “Most of the staff were kind,” one anonymous alum wrote to Best-rehabs.com. Numerous reviewers also thought very highly of the facility’s alumni association. Several others pointed out that “You get what you put into it!”

A few had difficulties with individual staff members. And one wanted Best-rehabs.com to know: “The place is like a minimum security jail. It’s full of patients who want out of jail and who are not serious. More than that, they are disruptive.“

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at time this writing offered mostly positive feedback. Of the six loved ones who participated in the poll, five provided positive reviews and one submitted a neutral review.

Several commented with relief that their loved ones achieved sobriety here after unsuccessful attempts elsewhere: “My son had been to rehab before. It didn’t work. This place did,” a parent wrote. Others praised the family meetings and the effective, professional treatment provided. The one loved one who didn’t leave a positive review mentioned that it was for the “lack of staff.”

FINANCING

According to the facility’s website, “New Beginnings Minnesota inpatient and outpatient programs are ‘in-network’ and covered by all major Minnesota insurance providers.”

Reviews about New Beginnings Minnesota at Waverly

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  • They were extremely influential on my life. Intensive therapy for all aspects of life. More individual therapy.
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  • Great counseling
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  • It was clean. Most of the staff were kind. Lack of any free time to take a nap or rest. It was hard to sleep at night when you had people coming in every hour to check to make sure you were in your room. There was one staff member that gave me the creeps and made me want to start drinking all over again. After 8 years he still creeps me out in my dreams.
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  • Family meetings were good but lack of staff, Having family read letters to their loved ones
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  • Clean, effective, professional but dated facility. One of the best in MN
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  • 1on1 plenty of counselors, which was a strength. length of treatment was a weakness. well counseled and they turned me in the right direction
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  • The place is like a minimum security jail. It's full of patients who want out of jail and who are not serious. More than that, they are disruptive. The counselors are burned out and disrespectful.
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  • Fair place, you get out what you put in
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  • This is an amazing treatment center my dad went there an he's doing great now! He was well taken care of an still refers to New Beginnings an he says it was the best! Thanks to one staff member in particular he was amazing on family day an thanks to another staff member because she was my dads counselor an she did great too! Overall amazing treatment center!
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  • I gratefully got to stay @ the woman's' lodge out in the country. The mens' facility is right on the lake. I appreciated that I never felt "locked up." All of the staff were pretty genuine to all of us. Lastly, the food was amazing! 1st day with counselor..."Fact: You will gain some weight & you will look 10 times healthier when you do!" She was right. The facilities are awesome! The road trips to NA/AA meetings were a great experience. There was a variety of things mixed into the daily routine/schedule.
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  • The location, staff and alumni were all wonderful. This place helped me start to learn how to be sober. A downfall of the facility were its speakers.
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  • It was a decent facility with great amenities and food.
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  • It was a very good facility.
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  • Have had 3 family members go through this program. Two remain drug free after several years.
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  • Good program. Has a great alumni association. Good food and they feed you a lot. Very laid back environment outside of group rooms. It is on a lake so the scenery is nice. It was a positive community environment. However, there were some stuck up staff, mostly the higher up staff and counselors that have been there for a while. In addition, there was no contact with the female side.
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    It was a nice place-- beautiful setting and wonderful food! However, there was too much fooling around; everybody thought it was a joke and a vacation. I was scared as we all were I'm sure. I just followed everybody else's lead. There were a lot of nice clients though; I met some good people and then some not so good people, but that's just anywhere you go.
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  • Good reputation
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  • My son had been to rehab before. It didn't work. This place did
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  • My boyfriend was in New Beginning's. He lasted one day until he started to have anxiety attacks...I don't blame him for not wanting to stay there.
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  • It will be three years November 7th. Wow how time flies. My heartfelt thanks to [staff member] for all the hard work she put in. Many blessings to all the staff. The food staff is fantastic! I put on 17lbs in 24 days!
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  • I started my treatment at New Beginnings in 2007 and returned in 2009 after 2 failed attempts. I guess i wasn't ready. The last time was 5 years ago and I am grateful to New Beginnings for providing me the tools I needed to still be sober today! You get what you put into it! Life on life's terms!
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  • I left on my own accord, against their wishes! But I did learn what I needed. Fooled around for a year using drugs I thought "were not a problem", Got clean about a year and a couple months later thanx to A.A., N.A., Still clean today thanx to my H.P., Prayer, N.A. Meetings (one every 3wks or as needed:)
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  • Worked for me. It's been 4 1/2 years now. Please continue what you're doing