About the Way Back Inn

The Way Back Inn Brochure


Rebuild Lives Damaged by Addiction

The mission of The Way Back Inn is to rebuild lives damaged by addiction in a personalized healing environment.

Create an environment where lives are transformed and relationships are healed. The Way Back Inn recovery program focuses on the integration of the body, mind, and spirit.

The Way Back Inn serves persons affected from alcohol, drug, and gambling use disorders. The overall goal is to help the person achieve continuous sobriety. Every person is treated with dignity and respect.


A Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

Our programs are based on a recovery model that is holistic, utilizing multiple evidence-based treatment modalities and professional disciplines to provide a well-rounded treatment approach to support individuals in making lifestyle changes that minimize the effects of their illness, facilitating formation of informed decisions about continuing abstinence, sobriety, recovery, and mental health stability.  Our holistic approach:

  • Process group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Didactic group (Matrix Model)
  • Family support (group and individual)
  • Yoga
  • Art
  • Music therapy
  • Spirituality
  • 12-step peer support networks
  • Life skills
  • Cultivating self-care
  • Daily life function (housekeeping, cooking, budgeting, and work-life balance)




State of Illinois


National Recovery Specialists

Comprehensive Mental Health Team

The Way Back Inn and Grateful House team have advance degrees in mental health and addictions counseling. They also participate 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 Counselors

  • Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Professional Certified Gambling Counselors

  • Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors

  • Registered Dietician, M.S.

We’re Here To Help

Through an Integrated Holistic Approach

Take the First Step


Team Members
Clients Served

Our Executive Team

Anita PindiurExecutive Director
Olivia Barraza MurphyFinancial Director
Louis P. VitulloBoard of Directors, Chair