Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall
- 24/7 Psychiatric & Medical Supervision
- Masters-level therapists
- Industry-leading staff:client ratio
- Evidence-based practices & 12-step integration for top-quality physical & spiritual support
DetoxThough not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Individual TherapyThis term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Holistic TherapyFacilities 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.
PRISE: For patients who have relapsedThe path to recovery is unique to each person struggling with addiction. For some people it takes multiple attempts at recovery, and with each passing attempt they may feel less optimistic about their future. At Recovery Centers of America, we see each attempt at recovery as a sign of commitment and hope. This specialized program uses a therapeutic, evidence-based approach designed to help those for whom recovery has been elusive. PRISE (Promoting Recovery through Intensive Support and Education) focuses patients on their recovery, rather than addiction, and focuses on a bright future.
Evolutions: treatment for older adults age 50+The Evolutions program at Recovery Centers of America is designed with adults 50+ in mind. Whether you are at a transition point in life involving retirement, your children leaving the home, or your health deteriorating, you are not alone. In Evolutions, you will be with peers 50 years of age and older who are understanding, supportive and focused on making a positive change.
WorkFlexRCA WorkFlex, a service unique to RCA, enables patients to continue fulfilling employment or education responsibilities during their time at our inpatient rehab facility. Through this treatment enhancement service, patients are empowered to keep their primary focus on their personal recovery during inpatient treatment, while having the ability to spend three hours a day maintaining virtual work and school obligations.
Balance: for co-occurring addiction and mental health disordersTo treat your addiction and mental health concerns together, Balance employs Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a therapeutic approach that has proven effective over time in treating dual diagnosis disorders. By treating your substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders together, you can find relief from your mental suffering and embark on the path to recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Freedom: Christian faith-based addiction treatment programStrong faith can give you the power to persevere and overcome any obstacle. With faith, the right tools, and the right people by your side, you CAN overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. At Recovery Centers of America, we created an addiction treatment program that will provide you with all of the above to ensure your success in treatment.
Meet the Staff
- Robert “Bobby” BunyonCEOBobby Bunyon is CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall in Earlville, Maryland. In this role, his primary responsibilities include leading and mentoring a team of dedicated, mission-driven addictions professionals in delivering superior substance abuse care. He also ensures the local community is aware of the resources and support available through RCA. For over a decade, Bobby has been an influential leader within the addiction treatment field. Before assuming his current role, he served as Recovery Centers of America’s Corporate Director of Clinical Operations for over three years. Prior to RCA, he worked at Retreat Behavioral Health, a provider of substance use disorder and mental health services in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Bobby received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.
- Dr. Mark HarrisMedical DirectorDr. Mark Harris joins Bracebridge Hall with over 20 years of experience in family and addiction medicine. After earning his Doctor of Osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed a Family Medicine residency at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Harris is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and has practiced as a family care physician and addiction treatment professional throughout the mid-Atlantic area region for the last 20 years.
- Heather Frye, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MSN, MBADirector of Therapeutic ServicesHeather Frye is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and serves as the Clinical Director at Recovery Centers of America, Bracebridge Hall. Heather came to RCA from Drexel University, her alma mater, where she served as the Track Director for the PMHNP Program. Heather specializes in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders and collaborates intensely with the clinical team to individualize patient care. She has co-presented Give Power to Word of Mouth: Adding a Clinical Education Component to a Community Service Program on Heroin at the International Nurses Society on Addiction conference and presented Spread HOPE (Heroin Opioids Public Education): Nursing Pearls for Patient Education at the Delaware Nurses Association Annual Conference.
- Theresa OakleyAssociate Medical DirectorTeedo joined Bracebridge Hall, RCA in September 2016 as a nurse practitioner and quickly moved into the Associate Medical Director position by February 2017, becoming a strong advocate for addiction recovery. Entering the field through paramedicine in 2010, Teedo soon found her passion in nursing and finalized her formal education from Wilmington University in 2013 as a Board-Certified Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practice. Through her work as an Emergency Department Travel Nurse along the east coast, Teedo is passionate about giving back to communities in need. Teedo has traveled and used her professional skills to provide care to outlying villages in Managua, Nicaragua with the Nicaraguan American Nurses Association. Teedo carries that same dedication into her daily interactions with patients, focusing on the best interest of each of them.
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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.
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