ABOUT RECOVERY CENTERS OF AMERICA AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL
Located in the community of Earleville, Md., in the Chesapeake Bay Area, Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall provides an upscale residential program for adults struggling with chemical dependency, as well as individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders. Medical detoxification is available if needed, making this facility one of just 14 rehabs in Maryland (3.6 percent of all rehabs in the state) to offer detox in a residential setting.
Bracebridge Hall is one of five residential programs operated by Recovery Centers of America (RCA). RCA operates a total of eight rehab facilities across New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, some of which also offer outpatient services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients participate in an initial biopsychosocial assessment to help clinicians form a highly individualized treatment program. Bracebridge Hall's treatment curriculum blends evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 12-step participation, and holistic methods.
According to RCA's website, its residential treatment programs last up to 28 days. A 2017 SAMHSA survey indicates that 6.2 percent of rehabs in Maryland offer short-term (30 days or less) residential programs.
Much of the treatment is rooted in the 12 Steps. During treatment, clients are fully immersed into the peer-led fellowship. Clients attend on-site meetings, study fellowship literature (Big Book), perform associated “step-work,” and attend workshops that help guide residents through the 12-step process.
Along with an introduction to and participation in the 12 Steps, core programming includes a schedule of one-on-one therapy sessions, group counseling, and educational classes concerning improving coping skills, relapse prevention, and developing communication skills. Loved ones are also invited to participate in family and/or couples counseling sessions.
Holistic treatment methods include mindful meditation, creative arts therapy, psychodrama, adventure and experiential therapies, canine therapy, and spiritual counseling sessions. Before discharge, case managers form comprehensive discharge plans to provide guidance and support for community re-entry. Bracebridge Hall also facilitates an active alumni program.
Bracebridge Hall employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, psychiatrists, substance misuse and mental health counselors, nurses, case managers, an on-site chef, and a support team.
This facility is one of 69 rehabs in Maryland (17.8 percent of all rehabs in the state) that is accredited by the Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Bracebridge Hall's treatment facility is an elegantly-appointed mansion situated on a 500-acre campus on the Sassafrass River. Residents enjoy either spacious double-occupancy bedrooms or private rooms. Each room features ultra-soft pillowtop mattresses and bedding, as well as HDTVs.
The facility's grounds feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-sized basketball and tennis court, a yoga studio, and a 150-foot dock overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Other recreational and leisure activities include hiking, book club meetings, spa services, waterfront yoga, and bird watching outings.
The facility provides farm-to-table cuisine prepared by an on-site chef. Optional amenities include personal trainers and spa services. Unique to Bracebridge Hall, the facility also allows clients access to computers and phones.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback submitted to Rehabs.com by 10 alumni to date was overwhelmingly positive. In particular, many of those polled praised the treatment staff. "The team is amazing. Staff truly cares about the patients and are completely invested in their recovery," E.W. wrote in a representative review.
The three alumni polled on specific metrics all gave high four- or perfect five-star ratings for the the staff's experience and training, the facility's level of family participation, counseling options, and its holistic offerings.
On the facility's Facebook page, which the facility may manage, 28 individuals gave the facility an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. On Google, the facility earned a 4.6 out of five-star average rating based on 138 reviews.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date had more mixed opinions. M., the mother of an alum, agreed with alumni regarding the facility's staff. "The staff is friendly and attentive to their needs," she wrote. H., the wife an alum wrote in contrast, "To me this place spends more money making the facility into a luxury rehab than it does hiring trained competent people!" However, on Facebook, three loved ones all gave highly positive reviews for the facility.
Bracebridge Hall accepts most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Magellan. If necessary, the facility also offers financing options.