Burkwood Treatment Center

Burkwood Treatment Center


Located in Hudson, Wisconsin, Burkwood Treatment Center offers evidence-based substance abuse treatment programs for adult men and women. With over 20 years of experience, the CARF-accredited center provides a premier residential program featuring a high staff-to-client ratio, experiential therapies and activities, and the Way of Life System, a unique intervention program designed to facilitate 12-step participation.


The programming at Burkwood Treatment Center is based on the belief that alcoholism is a chronic progressive disease that can be diagnosed and treated. The center combines holistic, evidence-based, and 12-step principles to help participants achieve their treatment goals and learn recovery skills for long-term sobriety.

In addition to individual counseling, residents attend various support groups, including process groups, guided imagery groups, and activity groups. Families are encouraged to be involved in their loved one’s recovery, and additional interventions such as Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier (MAAEZ) and the Way of Life System are offered to support clients throughout treatment.

Clients leaving the center receive detailed continuing care plans, which may include referrals to sober living homes, intensive outpatient programs, and follow-up medication management with a psychiatrist if needed.


The clinical team at Burkwood Treatment Center includes a psychiatrist, a registered nurse, licensed chemical dependency counselors, mental health professionals, and other licensed and trained professionals. The counselor-to-client ratio is 1:8, ensuring individualized attention for clients.


Burkwood Treatment Center is located near Willow River State Park, offering clients ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The center also provides year-round yoga classes and other recreational activities. Weekends include religious services and visiting hours for family members.


The single anonymous alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised the counselors but felt that their leniency had negative effects. The alum gave four out of five stars for counseling options, affordability, and treatment effectiveness. The lowest ratings were for holistic options and exercise and leisure activities, which received one and two stars, respectively. Despite the low ratings, the alum recommended the facility, stating that they had a positive experience and learned a lot.

Feedback on Google is generally positive, with a 3.9-star average from seven users. Positive reviewers praised the quality of care, while one negative reviewer criticized the administration but still acknowledged the great counselors. Another reviewer expressed dissatisfaction with the accommodations, noting differences between private-insurance clients and other clients.


Burkwood Treatment Center accepts most insurance plans, including Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield, as well as private pay. The center also receives support from state consolidated funds and local counties.

Services provided by Burkwood Treatment Center

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Burkwood Treatment Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Counselors were awesome. Keeping track of everyone. Maybe too much leniency. I would definitely recommend Burkwood. It was a good experience and I learned a lot. I had needed a break from life and time to reevaluate and that is what I received.