The new Nystrom Associates Facility on Station St. in Big Lake held their open house Tuesday, giving tours to many individuals of the community.
The facility is a voluntary rehabilitation facility, where recovering addicts can stay to get the support they need as they recover. Staff provides group sessions and classes for those residing at the facility.
At full capacity, the facility can help 54 individuals in recovery, 27 men and 27 women.
The facility offers lounge areas, clinical offices with urinalysis and a nurse who can distribute medication, an industrial kitchen and cafeteria, and an exercise room and full sized basketball court.
Annette Pearson, Program Manager, said they wanted to offer lots of sober activities to the residents, to promote healthy alternatives to using.
Pearson was very excited to see the project finally come together.
“I’ve worked in the field for 23 years,” she said. “But this is the first time I’ve helped to create a facility.”
Pearson pointed out some excellent features that she thought were important to the comfort of residents, such as plenty of storage space, personal bathrooms, and being fully ADA accessible, for those with physical disabilities.
More information about the facility is available at SUDAdmissions@NystromCounciling.com or 651-529-8479.