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Our addiction treatment program, “Stepping Stones to Recovery,” is for adults ages 18 and older and provides 24-hour nursing care for patient detoxification in a secure setting. The basic function of treatment is to provide the environment for the chemically dependent person to begin the process of personal growth free from chemicals.

Inpatient Detox is a short-term treatment program designed to detoxify the patient’s body and provide the opportunity to get on the path to lifelong sobriety. This is the first step towards giving an adult the means of maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse.

Inpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment

Chemical dependency rehabilitation is dedicated to serving persons whose lives have been affected by the disease of addiction. This program is specifically designed to help adults over the age of 18 and their families recover. The program is intended to provide a structured, nurturing, positive environment that is conducive to recovery.

The treatment team is made up of qualified professionals including psychiatrists, registered nurses, certified alcohol and drug counselors, social workers, recreational therapists and mental health technicians.

The rehabilitation program is designed to provide the highest level of direct patient care which includes physical, social, spiritual, medical and psychotherapeutic treatment interventions. We utilize the principles of 12-Step Programs to communicate the message of recovery. Our mission is the effective integration of each person and their family into a program of recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our addiction intensive outpatient program treats adults 18 and over and adults in need of various levels of clinical care, but without the restrictions and structure of an inpatient setting. There is very little interruption of one’s family and existing social supports. There are group therapy sessions and a family education session each week.

The program focuses on all forms of adult chemical dependency, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Prescription drugs

The adult program is offered in the morning at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Regular Alcoholic Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, during the week, add to this program’s effectiveness.


Medical detoxification is a short-term treatment program designed to rid the body of substances and start patients on the path to recovery. This is the first step in maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse. We then use a structured medical and 12-Step model of treatment to focus on breaking the cycle of addiction.

Additionally, Wellstone Regional Hospital offers Suboxone treatment to patients coping with opioid or pain relief medication dependency, including patients who test positive for Hepatitis C. Other criteria include current use of opiates, active detox and a willingness to attend outpatient treatment to continue Suboxone treatment upon discharge.

The goals of the Wellstone Regional Hospital Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Program are:

  • To provide a therapeutic and supportive environment where the individual can continue to recover from their illness.
  • To aid in addressing and dealing with all aspects of recovery. (Emotional, social, educational, mental, physical, spiritual and familial recovery.)
  • To assist clients in gaining insight, understanding and application of AA, NA and other support systems for their recovery.
  • To provide goal setting, counseling and educational assistance by developing an individualized treatment plan.
  • To enhance feelings of self-respect and dignity of the client and his/her family.
  • To enable clients and their families in the development and practice of healthy communication and to assist in all aspects of relapse prevention.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call for a free assessment at 812-284-8000. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.