Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Burkwood Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Burkwood Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Minneapolis’ Preferred Continuing Care Programs for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Understanding Our Approach

Learn more about our approach to drug & alcohol addiction & abuse treatment

The recovery process at Burkwood is truly a life-altering experience. When men and women come to our program, they often begin this process unaware of how drastically their lives will change for the better. In the Forward to the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, the author describes the experiences of people who were able to practice the Twelve Steps as a Way of Life, thereby living “happily and usefully whole.”

What Happens After Treatment?

Learn more about what happens after drug & alcohol addiction & abuse treatment

Nearing the end of a participant’s time with us near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, we recognize the positive progress he or she has made and celebrate each participant’s potential for successfully pursuing a sober future once he or she returns home. Our program strives to provide the best possible treatment while individuals are in our care, and we put forth every effort to make sure participants are prepared for success once they have left our program. One of the most effective ways that we prepare men and women when they are ready to leave Burkwood is by developing detailed and individualized discharge plans that outline the follow-up services and additional resources that will continue their recovery.

Our Continuing Care Program

Learn more about our continuing care program for drug & alcohol addiction & abuse

Our team of dedicated team members works closely with our participants to assess their ever-changing needs and progress, and ultimately recommend the methods of care that will serve them well outside of treatment. Among the various recommendations made by our staff, the following services and programming options are those that participants may partake in following completion of care at Burkwood:

  • Transitional treatment
  • Sober home
  • Intensive outpatient programming (IOP)
  • Follow-up medication management services with a psychiatrist if indicated

The continued care plan created is based solely on the needs of the participant, and only the most appropriate aftercare recommendations are made. As a leading treatment provider, we understand what it takes to maintain sobriety outside of a residential treatment setting and we will work tirelessly to ensure that your post-treatment needs are fully met.

For More Information

For more information about our continuing care program for drug & alcohol addiction & abuse

If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about our continuing care program near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota and how we prepare those we treat for returning home, do not hesitate to contact us. Let us help you break free from the chains of addiction and discover a life of good health and happiness.

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