Bowling Green Brandywine Philosophy
As our approach to treatment has changed over the years, our commitment to patient care has never wavered. Our treatment philosophy is predicated on the belief that chemical dependency is a highly treatable disease and can begin to be arrested through a multi-disciplinary treatment approach that utilizes medical, pharmacological, clinical, behavioral and 12-step interventions. Relapse prevention and discharge planning are also key components in the fight against the deadly disease of addiction. Our commitment to clinical excellence, cost-effective treatment programs, and innovation have made Bowling Green Brandywine a true leader in chemical dependency treatment field. We hold the distinction of being one of the only free-standing facilities in PA to treat pregnant females and were one of the first to utilize methadone maintenance as part of a treatment regimen.
Areas of Specialization
Family Program, Medical Detoxification
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ABOUT BOWLING GREEN BRANDYWINE
Founded in 1982 and located in rural Kennett Square, Penn., 40 miles west of Philadelphia, Bowling Green Brandywine offers medically monitored detox, residential treatment, and step-down outpatient programming for adult men and women who are struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
This center is owned by CRC Health, the nation’s largest addiction-treatment provider.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
This center offers Vivitrol, buprenorphine, and methadone treatments, as well as dedicated programs for pregnant women and individuals who are struggling with addiction to opiates.
This center offers a highly structured program based on the 12-steps, supplemented by medical, pharmacological, clinical, and behavioral interventions; the facility also endeavors to stay up to date with the latest evidence-based methods.
Residential treatment is split into two tracks: substance abuse and dual diagnosis, each of which typically lasts 21 to 28 days. Clients participate in at least one individual therapy session per week, plus group therapy and medication management. Dual diagnosis clients also have weekly meetings with a psychiatrist. Holistic treatment options include Reiki, meditation, and music therapy.
Family therapy is only provided as-needed, but all families are invited to attend a family program every Sunday, which provides educational sessions and a visiting opportunity.
A step-down partial hospitalization program (PHP), which typically lasts 10 days, is offered for male clients. PHP clients stay in off-campus housing and attend six hours of programming a day, plus external 12-step meetings.
Upon discharge, clients receive a tailored discharge plan that includes lifelong access to CRC Health aftercare meetings.
According to the facility’s website, employees include physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, and counselors educated to PhD, master’s, and bachelor’s levels. The 13 individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it an average rating of 3.46 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the facility’s website, there are 46 beds for substance abuse treatment and 60 beds for dual diagnosis. Residents share rooms for two to four people. There’s a large pond on the grounds, and plenty of green space nearby. The 14 individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s cleanliness and exercise/leisure offerings gave them average ratings of 3.21 stars and 2.64 stars, respectively.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 14 reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date, eight were positive, one was mixed, and five were negative. The six alumni polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave it average ratings of 3.17 stars, 2.5 stars, and two stars respectively for its family participation, counseling options, and holistic offerings. Positive commentary tended to be general, citing the staff and the program’s success: “Fantastic recovery program. Still sober after 6 years and 4 months,” Peter wrote in a representative review, and E.H. added: “The staff is amazing and helpful.”
The negative reviews painted a picture of an understaffed facility with insufficient individual programming and supervision. “They're is always roughly 100 patients so it's more difficult to get one-on-one care and causes grouping and fights amongst patients,” Holly wrote in a representative review. Alum Gregory also cited a lack of aftercare, and Katie complained of a lack of amenities.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the 11 reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date, three were positive, three negative, and five mixed. The eight loved ones polled on the facility’s performance in a variety of areas gave it average ratings of 3.63 stars, three stars, and 2.25 stars for its family participation, counseling options, and holistic offerings, respectively.
Most positive comments referred to the staff: “Friendly staff whom will talk at length with you and answer all your questions,” one anonymous reviewer wrote in a representative review. However, others echoed alumni by describing an understaffed, under-supervised, and sometimes chaotic environment. “The counselors there let the patients do what they want. They do not have the manpower to supervisor and guide them in their recovery,” C.M.B. wrote in a representative review, and others wrote that this problem was exacerbated by the client base, who, Jeff wrote, were “a bunch of younger adults who weren’t serious about treatment.” Otherwise, several reviewers also echoed the alumni complaint about a lack of aftercare, and one reviewer complained of a lack of provisions for dual diagnosis.
According to the facility’s website, treatment is covered by most insurance plans and Union Trust funds, and county assistance may be available. The 14 individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it an average rating of 3.79 out of five stars.
Updated March 2017
Published on June 2016
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