Bradford Health Services - The Reprieve in Opelika, AL

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401 South 9th Street
Opelika AL 36801

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

  • Holistic Therapy
    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.

  • 12-Step
    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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Adult Continuing Care

Intensive Outpatient Program

General Family Support

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ABOUT BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES - THE REPRIEVE

The Reprieve, based in Opelika, Ala., offers men who are struggling with substance use disorders a year-long residential rehab program. It is a private for-profit facility, which make up about 31 percent of all treatment facilities in Alabama; it is one of the 18 (14 percent) of Alabama facilities that offers long term, residential treatment services.

The 12-step-based community living program emphasizes spiritual wellness, creativity, and progressive responsibility. Detox services are not available on-site. Bradford Health Services operates The Reprieve for men and A Reprieve for women, located in Tuscaloosa.

Other Alabama Bradford facilities include a residential center for adolescents and adults in Madison and Warrior Lodge, which offers residential and intensive outpatient programming near Birmingham.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Clients at Bradford Health Services’ Reprieve program are typically men who struggle with chronic relapse, with 12-step progress, or with direction and transition back to school or employment after prior treatment experiences. Days begin with guided mindfulness meditation, after which residents attend 12-step presentations.

Following the first six months at Reprieve, which focus on learning practical applications of the 12-step principles and other life skills, Reprieve men move into a community living immersion setting. At this stage, residents work on job skills development in partnership with a local college career center. They obtain progressive independence throughout the year, such as use of a phone and car and maintaining a job. Second phase clients also volunteer at the Reprieve main program.

Family members are invited to participate in a three-day program with in-depth education about the 12-Steps, boundaries, management of expectations, and avoiding enabling behaviors.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The Reprieve staff, as represented on the facility’s website, brings diverse experiences to the Bradford Health Services rehab. Most staff members are in recovery themselves. One is a former owner/operator of a wilderness survival school, one a former EMT, and another a former professional musician. A former restaurateur cooks for residents. The Reprieve employs master’s level therapists and social workers, a psychiatrist, and certified addiction counselors (CAC), one of whom is a leader in the state association of CAC.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents live together in a restored historic red brick house or in an additional residential building on-site. Photos of the homes feature comfortable furnishings, shared bedrooms, pool and table tennis, and a music room with drum set, keyboards, and guitars. Natural surroundings offer settings for hiking and quiet reflection.

Residents also have access to the local town’s fitness facility, which includes an indoor pool, a running track, weight rooms, and indoor and outdoor courts. The men participate in regular outings to local parks and museums. They also perform on-site household chores. Visitation is open to approved family members all day on Sundays.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the five reviews from alumni Rehabs.com has received to date, three were highly favorable while two offered mixed feedback for The Reprieve. Alumni gave a high rating of 4.25 out of five stars for the treatment effectiveness. One reviewer reported that the first 90 days in treatment were strong, but that the later life skills training section was disorganized.

Alum Christopher provided the most in-depth feedback, highlighting the value of being involved in the local community as a way of transitioning out of treatment. He awarded maximum five-star ratings for the facility’s family program and staff’s level of training and experience. The sole criticism Christopher offered was that the cost of treatment was prohibitive for some men. However, one anonymous reviewer suggested that it would be helpful to have some staff who had maintained lifelong abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

On Google, five individuals gave the facility an average rating of five out of five stars.[1] The two individuals to leave commentary praised staff.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Five loved ones submitted feedback to Rehabs.com for The Reprieve. Two concurred with one alum’s report that the program was expensive. Three praised the family program’s educational component and two highlighted the value of the facility’s long-term treatment, also describing their family member’s success in school and life after completing the program.

FINANCING

According to the Bradford Health Services website, its facilities, including The Reprieve, is one of the 86 (66.7 percent) of Alabama treatment facilities to accept most private insurance plans. It also provides private pay options.

[1]GoogleReviews

Published on January 2018

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While my son has not completed the full one year program, the change in my son is one that wouldn't have happened on his own. The staff is to be commended for their commitment to helping others like themselves who need this treatment. Family weekend changed everything about how I thought about addiction. I wish I could give each facilitator a hug and thank them for helping me see things about addiction I hadn't known before, and for their kindness toward the families present. The focus on the 12 Step program helps build a foundation needed for a strong mind and mindfulness. Thank you, Reprieve staff.

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Words can not adequately express the gratitude for the Reprieve and all of their awesome staff! Through their work and dedication my son is not only sober but he left with a newfound self awareness, gentleness, and appreciation for others. I highly recommend the Reprieve for anyone who's loved one is struggling with addiction.

first 90 days is very beneficial however the lifeskils portion is run very poorly and unorganized,, overall needs alot of improvments

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My son entered the reprieve several days before he turned 19 yo after his 2nd inpatient rehab admission. He was ready to try to change his life, and the reprieve has given him all the tools and support he has needed to make that change. The 12 step program has been paramount to his sobriety. The reprieve staff has been very supportive and educational for our family throughout the process. With our son having been sober for 11 months, having success in his college courses, and his overall becoming a responsible adult, we are very proud of him and are believers in what the reprieve can do for those battling addiction that are ready to try to change their lives. 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. To anyone reading this looking to help their loved one, stay supportive, learn not to enable their behavior, and don't give up. Good luck and may God bless your family.

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Staffed by recovering addicts/alcoholics. Strong ties to the community. Great accommodations and training facility. Long term options for extended care. No insurance coverage, so affordability (though relatively inexpensive) is only for those who have disposable income. The program is fairly new. You need detox before attending. This is an all male treatment program. It offers many therapies and an atmosphere of brotherhood. Wonderful immersion into 12 step recovery and assistance with real world reintroduction. Great community involvement and service opportunities. Great dining and living arrangements.

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. He has rejoined society as a productive and responsible citizen. We are so very thankful to the entire staff at Bradford.

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It worked for me. I started back drinking I could handle it now. I was wrong of course.

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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.

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This facility helped my brother stop abusing alcohol and gave him the tools to help keep him sober.

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Good facility and staff.

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Offers counseling and visits with immediate family members. It was very expensive, but I don't know how it compares.

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I think having staff that have lived a life free of drugs is just as important as staff that are recovering addicts. Need more activity options.

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