Treatment Center Setting
Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Philosophy
Behavioral Rehabilitation Services is an all inclusive luxury and executive addiction treatment facility.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
The first time I ever used alcohol I was about 12. I had a lot of self-esteem issues and had a very traumatic experience when I was about 11. Next thing you know I was taking a shot of wild turkey before school. Binge drinking was very much a part of my alcohol use. And that is where it began. Everyone thought I was ok. They thought my life was perfect and I had everything nice job, nice shoes, nice care and great family. But inside I didn’t feel like that person. I was in such a state of depression and despair. I knew I needed help and I trusted in god to guide me to the right place. Within a couple days I knew I was in the right place. Without the consoling sessions I don’t think I could of really gotten to the root cause of what was causing my depression, just opening all the wounds and put them on the table and just let them heal naturally and on their own. The staff was definitely the most beneficial part. They all understand everything and where you are coming from. Being sober and making friends has been a tremendous experience. I’ve never felt so close to so many human beings.
I came to Behavioral Rehabilitation Services because I was dealing with gambling and cocaine addiction, also mental health issues. This is my first rehab. I have been in inpatient for mental issues for long term about 4 times. I came here and was unable to take my meds, which was the best thing I’ve ever done. At one point in my life I was on 16 different meds. They wanted to give me a clean sleight to see what the bottom line was and what I was really dealing with. It’s a great facility and staff with great experience and not just here for the paycheck. My favorite part was the people. Very accepting, there’s no judgement and everyone understands this is a new start and we are here to rebuild our lives from this point on.
I went to Behavioral Rehabilitation Services and didn’t plan on it. I was going through a transitional time coming out of the navy. I was in for 8 years. I have had a number of addiction problems for about 10 years. Kind of went on an alcohol Xanax binge. I was impressed when I first arrived. it was more of a holistic treatment type. It was honestly perfect for me. The Staff was very incredible and accommodating. They take a lot of time in paying attention to where everyone is at. I enjoy the community. It was a major healing facto that happened immediately when I got here. The smart class is where we spent most of the time. Its where things get more real and personal. It’s done as a group, but is still very individualized. I don’t think anyone should be skeptical about coming here. I have no pressure and it takes time and I have the time here.
I started off an intelligent individual, did very well in school and became very successful. I started using drugs in high school and it just progressed into something for the worst. I ended up homeless and I remember looking up and wondering how my life turned into this. It’s depressing but it is my story. I was able to get through it by coming to BRS. Coming here I knew I couldn’t do this on my own. I was met by an amazing staff that took their time with me. We mostly spend our free time, helping each other. I know I have made lifelong friends here. I view addiction as a battle and I know I have overcome my battle. The recovery here has helped me find a purpose in life. Getting help is the first part of it. It’s not just about the addiction were getting down to the roots of why the addiction took place, to me it was life changing and I am able to get a second chance that I will hold close to my heart. I am able to be successful.
Meet the Staff
Sara is certified in Therapeutic Recreational Specialist. She has been working in the medical field for the last seven years. Sara is very passionate about her family, friends and positive experiences. She lives to promote creative and uplifting outlets for people to engage themselves in. Sara creates and oversees all activities for clients, and also engages them in groups such as Art Therapy and Music Therapy. She loves volunteering to Global Brigades, which is a international non-profit that empowers volunteers and under resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspires all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world. Sara stated that she has grown up in a small town and it has taught her a strong work ethic and it provided an environment for great adventure.
Amy has a Master of Arts, Limited License Professional Counselor Graduated from Western Michigan University in 2005 with a bachelor in Sociology. Went on to pursue masters in Clinical/Community Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Several years of experience in the mental health field. Ranging from private counseling to trauma therapy, within diverse settings over the past 10 years. My formal education, training and experience, has prepared me to counsel individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), groups, and couples. My belief is that the counseling relationships provide the opportunity for growth and self-discovery in the context of a safe and encouraging setting. My favored counseling strategies, although I would consider my approach eclectic, are Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered and Gestalt.
Ross comes to us from Oklahoma. He received his formal training at Le Cordon Blue Culinary Institute in Portland, OR. Ross makes his menu centered on giving the clients a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet. He makes a habit of talking to each client in person, asking them what they would like or would not like to see on the menu according to their health needs or likes/dislikes. When not in the kitchen, Ross mingles with the clients making a personal connection through humor, coffee breaks or running our small store selling popcorn and other delicious snacks.
Chief of Operations
Ken has had six years in law enforcement, seventeen years as a firefighter, and has had over twenty years in management and operations. Ken is very passionate about giving back to the community and helping people when they need it the most. In Ken's free time he enjoys fishing, trail riding, and hunting. Ken is great with handling client and staff with anything that may arise. He also ensures that our growth is on target and our grounds are always kept up. Something unique about Ken is that he has two best friends one is his wife and the other is his black lab named Jessie James.
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ABOUT BEHAVIORAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
Immersed in 80 acres of tranquil forests outside of Harrison, Mich., Behavioral Rehabilitation Services is a luxury, residential program designed to treat individuals struggling with chemical dependency through both evidence-based and alternative treatment methods. Medically-supervised detoxification is available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To ensure the most effective treatment, Behavioral Rehabilitation Services’ programming is fully customized to the needs of its clients. Individuals may first undergo an initial behavioral health assessment to identify these needs. BRS combines evidence-based treatment methods, peer-led support networks (12-Step, SMART Recovery), and holistic treatments to help clients achieve sobriety and equip individuals with the tools necessary to sustain a sobriety.
Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, Behavioral Rehabilitation Services facilitates group and one-on-one counseling sessions to help clients identify links between irrational thinking and addictive behavior. Loved ones are encouraged to participate in family counseling sessions. Behavioral Rehabilitation Services also offers spiritual healing classes, which includes religiously-based group therapy meetings.
In addition to counseling, clients participate in yoga sessions, meditation sessions, massage therapy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture. Clients are allotted time to exercise in a gym and receive mineral and vitamin regimens to treat nutritional deficiency caused by addiction. To help ensure self-sufficiency upon discharge, Behavioral Rehabilitation Services also offers clients financial training, which includes workshops on budgeting, smart investing, and increasing income.
Behavioral Rehabilitation Services employs a highly-qualified team of substance abuse counselors, family therapists, recreational therapists, a private chef, a nutritionist, and a 24-hour support staff. The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered a perfect five-star rating for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on 80 acres of wooded land and surrounded by 20 lakes, Behavioral Rehabilitation Services offers upscale amenities immersed in a therapeutic, natural environment. Clients enjoy private bedrooms with flat-screen televisions, private bathrooms, and are allowed to bring personal laptops and cell phones to use during specified times.
The facility features a gym and fitness center, private movie theatre, six hiking trails, spa and yoga rooms, a music studio, and an on-site sauna. The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing all offered perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, as well as its exercise and leisure activities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole former client surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered a rating of four stars for the facility’s counseling options and a perfect five-star rating for its holistic treatments. Citing “activity options” and a “highly experienced staff” as facility strengths, alum Dane wrote: “I think this is the best holistic treatment center in the country.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com praised most aspects of the facility. Both gave ratings of five and four stars for the level of family participation and the inclusion of holistic treatment methods. “My family member got there life back,” J.B wrote. “I think the energetic staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.”
Claire, a sibling of a client, gave a rating of five stars for the facility’s overall effectiveness and told Rehabs.com: “I owe my brother’s life to Behavioral Rehabilitation Services.” She also praised the facility’s food, the attentiveness of the staff, and the quality of the accommodations. “After he finished BRS he looked happy. Really, truly happy for the first time since he had started using,” she added.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff reviewer, Elizabeth, cited the “individualized treatment” and “family like atmosphere” as facility strengths. While Elizabeth reported a lack of 12-step incorporation into programming, she offered a four-star rating for the facility’s counseling options and described the staff as “compassionate and experienced.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs. Of the four individuals polled by Rehabs.com, three offered ratings of three, four, and five stars for the facility’s affordability. One individual did not provide a rating.
Published August 2016
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