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Lakeside Recovery Medically-Monitored Substance Abuse Treatment

Hope, Treatment & Recovery in a Safe, Supportive Environment

North Central Health Care offers state certified, medically monitored treatment services in a safe, sober environment that supports substance abuse and addiction recovery. 

Lakeside Recovery is a 21-day program operated 24-hours a day in a community-based setting located on the shores of Lake Wausau on the 17-acre North Central Health Care Campus. The program provides observation, monitoring, and treatment by a multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of a physician. Services are available to residents in the counties of Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln.

Each person’s recovery is unique to their situation, and each person deserves a safe, sober, and supportive environment so they may recovery effectively. Lakeside Recovery offers a 21-day, residential environment that allows individuals to receive medically monitored treatment needed for their recovery. Take a look at some of the caring environment and photos of Lakeside Recovery.

Treatment programs include a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery including techniques such as:

  • Interactive Journaling
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Education (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
  • Co-Occurring Education
  • Guest Speakers
  • Dietitians
  • Music Therapy 
  • Art Therapy
  • Introduction to Community Based 
  • Recovery Groups

Referral for Care 

Lakeside Recovery Brochure

Participants may be referred to Lakeside Recovery from a physician, therapist, or self-referral. During the initial assessment process, all participants discuss desired changes they would like to make in their life and throughout recovery. 

The first step in recovery is cleansing the body of substances through detoxification. This process may take place at a North Central Health Care detoxification program on the Wausau Campus, or a primary care or general hospital. 

For more information, questions, referrals, assessments and admissions, please contact the Lakeside Recovery Referral Coordinator, Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm: 715.848.4355


View or download a full copy of the Lakeside Recovery brochure.

Read about the Lakeside Recovery Philosophy or the Programming available.