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Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery

  • Mental Health
  • Substance abuse and addictions


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Outpatient Treatment Programs

“Outpatient” refers to patients who are not staying at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in a residential treatment program.

Our outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation services include customized group counseling and educational sessions that focus on treating substance abuse while allowing a person to continue living in his or her existing environment.

By participating in our outpatient services, people can not only receive the vital care they need, but also maintain their employment and family lives outside of the hospital setting.  Brighton’s Outpatient Treatment Programs are viable and cost-effective alternatives for patients who do not require more intensive treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. 

Outpatient Consent to Treatment Form

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery offers more support and guidance than traditional outpatient addiction counseling.  Sessions are held three times a week and consist of three-hour group therapy and education sessions. To accommodate a wide range of schedules, Brighton provides day, afternoon, and evening rehabilitation sessions.

In addition to the various outpatient rehabilitation options, patients are given the opportunity to attend many Brighton-sponsored family support programs, and related events. Research shows that by participating in these varied approaches to rehabilitation, patients achieve a higher rate of success.

Women's Recovery Program

Women in recovery have specific issues related to substance abuse that can be freely and effectively explored only in the company of other women.  The Women’s Recovery Program at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery brings women together to address these connections.

Women in this program can expect to be empowered to assert their own healing preferences and to be validated by the experiences of other women on similar journeys of self-discovery.  Together participants learn to overcome the unique challenges faced by women who want to lead a sober, productive life.

Meeting the needs of women

A woman who has been overwhelmed by dependency on drugs or alcohol will find among the program topics new resources for coping.  A woman who has lost trust in other women may find support that can restore that level of comfort and remove that specific obstacle to recovery. 

How to enroll

Women interested in enrolling in this 30-day inpatient treatment program should call the Brighton admissions department at our toll-free number: 877-9SOBER1 (877-976-2371).

We also offer Women, Trauma and Addiction treatment separately as a special intensive outpatient program (IOP). 

Unique Challenges

The Women’s Recovery Program is designed to bring women an understanding of the unique challenges facing women on the path of recovery: 

  • The impact of past trauma as a current “trigger” or challenge to one’s recovery
  • How to better relate to family, friends, and significant others in support of recovery
  • Boundary setting for safety and serenity
  • Body awareness:  recovering the sense of well-being and pleasure in one’s physical self
  • Processing difficult emotions (without attempts to uncover past memories)
  • Practices to enhance relaxation to reduce anxiety or stress
  • Values clarification and assertiveness practice
  • Anger management and resolution skills
  • Creative setting of goals and intentions
  • Application of 12-step principles to women-specific topics
  • Education in the concept of addiction as a disease
  • Basic recovery and advanced recovery skills

Program Topics

Here is a partial list of class topics that will provide participants with new resources for coping with the unique environment of a woman’s dependency on drugs or alcohol:

  • Trauma, grief, and loss
  • Spiritual solutions
  • The 12 steps
  • Recovery planning
  • Relationships 101
  • Coping with stress
  • Relapse prevention
  • Cross-addiction
  • Process addictions
  • Anger resolution
  • Healing sexuality
  • Self-defeating learned behaviors
  • Shame and addiction
  • Healthy thinking
  • Biochemistry of craving

Early Recovery

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery’s Early Recovery Program is designed for people who have shown extreme progress and promise in their sobriety and abstinence from drugs and alcohol addiction during an inpatient program here.  They are ready for the next step.  This program of group counseling and educational sessions provides patients the opportunity to integrate back  to their lives, where they can continue treatment on an outpatient basis. 

Treatment for Healthcare Professionals

The doctors and nurses at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery understand that drug and alcohol addiction can happen to anyone, even those in the healthcare professions.  We know that physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who deal with trauma as part of their profession may even be at higher risk for drug and alcohol issues. 

Nearly half of Brighton’s current drug-treatment clinicians are in recovery themselves and are dedicated to meeting the needs of their fellow professionals through this specialized program.  From  our personal and unique experiences, we understand how to do so.  Through our innovative rehabilitation options, healthcare practitioners receive drug treatment fitted to their individual and professional rehabilitation needs.

Part of the Solution

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery boasts the highest number of board-certified physicians in addiction medicine and the most CARN-certified (Certified Addiction Registered Nurse) nurses in the nation.  All of Brighton’s full time physicians and staff take part in continuing education programs to assure that they remain leaders in the field. 

Our staff offers encouragement to doctors and nurses undergoing treatment for dependency.  This peer support often makes the difference in the success of a drug rehab program.  We are uniquely equipped with the tools required to help healthcare professionals achieve sobriety and return to their calling to help others.