The Way Back Inn in Maywood, IL

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(5 of 5)
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104 Oak Street
Maywood IL 60153

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Located in Maywood, Ill., founded in 1974 and later merging with the Grateful House in 2002, the Way Back Inn is a rehabilitation clinic offering residential, outpatient (OP), and partial hospitalization (PHP) services to adult men, women, military clientele, veterans, and Polish Americans seeking recovery from alcohol, drug, or gambling dependencies.


The Way Back Inn offers specialized gender programming for men and women, yet both offer similar treatment. A 90-day chemical dependency track and a six-month dual-diagnosis track are available depending on client needs.

Treatment offerings including 12-step groups, with groups for clients dependent on alcohol, narcotics, or gambling, individual and group therapy, and a weekly family group with education to loved ones. The facility utilizes both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) in individual treatment plans. Special programs also assist clients with searching for employment and obtaining GEDs. The women’s residential program also offers group therapy on domestic violence.

Residential care can be followed up with aftercare programming aimed at relapse prevention. The outpatient program offers weekly group and individual therapy five hours per week in the mornings and evenings, as well as family education classes and 12-step meetings. Specialized outpatient services are available for Polish Americans as well as men, women, and military clientele.

The Way Back Inn also offers DUI risk education and evaluations within seven business days. Treatment for gambling addiction is also available for men or women.


The multidisciplinary team includes medical doctors, nurses, a clinical psychologist, Master's Level counselors, licensed clinical professional counselors, CADC- and gambling-certified counselors, and a registered dietician.


Little information is available about the Way Back Inn’s accommodations or amenities, but one alum rated the facility a perfect five stars in that category, cleanliness and maintenance, and exercise and leisure. They described the residences as “well maintained.”


One alum polled by recommended the Way Back Inn with a perfect five stars, rating it five stars in family participation, affordability, and staff’s level of experience and training. Alum C.M.M. described the facility’s staff and internship program as “great” and wrote the facility had a “good recovery rate.”

Reviews on third-party sites were mostly positive to date, with a five-star rating from one alum on Google[1] and two five-star ratings and one one-star rating from alumni on Citehealth.[2] Reviewers praised the staff and clean facility, with one anonymous alum writing: “very caring staff, very clean facility.”


The DUI program costs $250, while other fees are based on clients’ needs. Payments can be made via cash, check, or credit card. The Way Back Inn accepts some private insurances. Healthgrove and Citehealth both report the Way Back Inn accepts state insurance and Access to Recovery vouchers.

Updated March 2017



Published on April 2017

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Great staff and internship program. Long term care options (halfway, 3/4 and independent status). Residence in well maintained houses. They have a good recovery rate.

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