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NUWAY to Open Its First East Metro Substance Abuse Treatment Center in St. Paul

St. Paul NUWY Counseling Center

NUWAY to Open Its First East Metro Substance Abuse Treatment Center in St. Paul

 Contact: Monique Bourgeois, 651-964-3680

Saint Paul—NUWAY is opening a new extended care outpatient treatment center on West 7th Street in St. Paul, its first center in the east metro.

The renovated building at 545 West 7th Street will serve up to 100 clients a day, five days a week when it opens on May 15, 2017. The new phone number is: 651-309-0399.

“We want to provide more people access to substance abuse treatment and extend the availability of treatment to east metro residents,” said David Vennes, NUWAY’s executive director and CEO. “We have been working on the project for a year. As with our four other centers in Minneapolis, we plan to be good neighbors in St. Paul.”

Vennes said there is a great demand for extended care outpatient treatment after people complete high-intensity residential treatment. “We are trying to help serve that need,” he said. “NUWAY’s treatment programs are individualized, depending on the needs of each client.”

At present, NUWAY serves 400 people per day at two intensive outpatient centers and two residential centers in Minneapolis. With the addition of the St. Paul center, NUWAY will serve up to 500 people per day.

Last summer NUWAY opened an outpatient center in the historic Pillsbury Snyder mansion at 2118 Blaisdell Ave., Minneapolis. The house was built in 1913 for John Pillsbury Snyder, and his wife Nelle, who had survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He was the grandson of John S. Pillsbury, former governor and co-founder of the Pillsbury Company. The couple lived in the house until the 1950s.

About NUWAY: NuWay House, Inc. (NUWAY) is a private, non-profit serving men and women recovering from substance use disorders since 1966. It is the first organization in the nation to offer the Co-Occurring Disorders Program (CDP) that was created by the Dartmouth Medical School in association with the Hazelden Foundation. The goal of the program is to enhance clients’ recovery through understanding substance abuse and mental health disorders. NUWAY believes that substance use and mental health disorders require equal levels of intervention. NUWAY has served more than 40,000 men and women in recovery over the past 50 years.