Bradford Health Services - The Reprieve Philosophy
Bradford Health Services offers a wide variety of drug and alcohol treatment options at numerous locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida. The Reprieve Program, located in Opelika, Alabama, is a year-long residential drug and alcohol rehab program that helps individuals overcome their substance abuse addiction. Staff members guide residents through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, assist with employment opportunities and job placement, and create a supportive long-term community for practicing sober life skills.
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.
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ABOUT BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES THE REPRIEVE
The Reprieve, based in Opelika, AL, offers a year-long residential treatment program for adult men. Bradford Health Services, the company overseeing the Reprieve, offers various programs for drug and alcohol addiction throughout 27 locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Detox services are not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Reprieve is recommended for adult men who are chronic relapsers, have had previous experiences in treatment facilities, and/or have a general lack of life direction and goals.
Treatment is individualized and is heavily grounded in AA methodology. The Reprieve focuses on teaching participants how to practically apply the principles of 12-step recovery in their lives. Residents attend local meetings every evening and are encouraged to complete all of the 12-Steps before leaving treatment. Other activities include a community group that is designed to keep clients accountable to the other members of their recovery community, as well as regular trips to local parks, museums, and other nearby areas of note. After at least six months in the program, residents move into the Community Living Immersion Program, which includes job readiness workshops and active community service commitments. Family members are invited to participate in therapy sessions with clients, and visitations are permitted every Sunday.
Credentialed staff members include psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), program specialists, and licensed clinical social workers (LCSW).
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents live together in a restored historic redbrick house on the outskirts of Opelika, which is also where they receive treatment. The natural surroundings offer hiking trails, a restored covered bridge, quiet spaces for reflection and meditation. Each resident is also provided with a membership to a fully equipped aquatic and exercise facility that offers an indoor pool, a running track, numerous outdoor recreation fields, and basketball and racquetball courts.
Residents will begin each day with breakfast and household chores and share lunch with staff and other residents.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Former client Christopher gave the rehab high marks across the board, and while he cautioned that clients “need detox before attending,” he praised the program for its “atmosphere of brotherhood” “strong ties to the community,” “wonderful immersion into 12 step recovery,” and “great dining and living arrangements.” One anonymous reviewer told Rehabs.com that the programs “need more activity options,” while another gave a thumbs up for the “good facility and staff.” Another anonymous reviewer wrote that while the 90-day program is beneficial, it is lacking a well-developed life skills development education.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Price was a constant pain point for loved ones like C.B., who told Rehabs.com: “The family days we spent there were extremely useful. We were made more knowledgeable and received tools to help us better help our son with addiction. If he was able to stay there a year, maybe it would have helped, but 30 days is not enough time to help anyone. The group session after care was only of value to me because I felt less alone as a parent but I don't feel it was helpful to my child. And the price was extremely unreasonable.”
Those not concerned with cost had positive feedback, such as R.H.Y. who told Rehabs.com: “This facility helped my brother stop abusing alcohol and gave him the tools to help keep him sober.” One anonymous parent wrote to Rehabs.com to report: “After eight years of alcoholism our son hit bottom and finally agreed to commit to The Reprieve, and we are so thankful that he did as the year-long program 'reconditioned' his mind and spirit while giving him the coping skills and training to take life day-by-day and remain sober." Another anonymous parent added: "Having gone through brief inpatient stays and a failed outpatient program before, our family feels strongly that a prolonged program like the reprieve is the best investment one could ever make in the life of their loved one battling the disease of addiction."
According to Bradford’s website, the facility accepts most private insurances plans and provides private pay options.
Published on June 2017
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