Military Veteran’s Recovery

Military Veteran’s Recovery

Residential Extended Care

The residential care facilities are located in Melrose Park, Forest Park, and Maywood, Illinois. The overall goal of our residential extended care program is to help our clients begin and develop a sober life. Sobriety is the foundation to living a productive life.
The length of stay in our residential program is determined by individual needs.

  • The chemical dependency track is a 90 day minimum stay.
  • The dual diagnosis program may last up to six months.

Clients receive between five to nine hours of clinical services weekly.
There are also special programs that assist with time management, employment, budgeting, and obtaining a GED if needed.
Upon completion of the residential extended care program the client may apply to live in one of our recovery homes. This allows the client to transition to independent living.

Group Therapy and Individual Counseling

Evening Group Sessions
Monday and Thursday night
6:30 to 9:00 PM
The Way Back Inn
Individual sessions can be scheduled.

12 Step Program

A 12-Step program is important for continued sobriety.

While living at the The Way Back Inn, clients will attend three in-house and two outside 12-Step meetings a week: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Each client must have a 12-Step sponsor. It’s highly recommended to start off attending 90 12-Step meetings in 90 days in order to start developing a sober lifestyle.

All clients are encouraged to attend weekly 12-Step meetings:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

Family members are also encouraged to attend 12-Step meetings:

  • Family Anonymous (FA)
  • Alanon

Family Group

A family education and group therapy is held weekly. Family members are invited to participate to better understand the disease of addiction and offer support to each other. Individual family counseling is also available to address family issues.

Sunday morning
9:00 to 10:00 AM
Administration Office
104 Oak Street
Maywood, Illinois 60153


A relapse prevention specialist facilitates a weekly aftercare group. This group provides an opportunity to further explore relapse prevention, problem solving, relationships challenges, and a sober lifestyle. Individual outpatient counseling is also available.


Clients enrolled in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) can choose to live in one of The Way Back Inn residences located in Chicago, Forest Park, Oak Park, or Melrose Park


The Way Back Inn and Grateful House are committed to treating each client with dignity and respect and to developing an individualized treatment plan.

The Way Back Inn and Grateful House programs utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the cycle of change into its individualized treatment plan, per the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). All therapeutic interventions, groups, and education utilize evidence based best practices

Mental Health Team

The Way Back Inn and Grateful House’s mental health professionals have advanced degrees in mental health and addictions counseling. The staff is registered in continuing education programs throughout the year, insuring that best practices are provided to all clients.

  • Medical Director, Board Certified Physician
  • Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.
  • Master Level Counselors
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Professional Certified Gambling Counselor
  • Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor
  • Registered Dietician, M.S.
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