Brighton Center For Recovery, Brighton, Michigan

Brighton Michigan Sunset
12851 Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI, 48116

Brighton Center For Recovery Overview

Located in the town of Brighton, Michigan in the Livingston County, Brighton Center for Recovery is an organization which offers treatment for adults above the age of 18 looking to overcome chemical dependency and substance abuse problems. The facility was established in October of 1953 by Harry Henderson but incorporated in 1948 and has become a well-known provider of drug and alcohol treatment in the country. Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson, and founder of the national council on alcoholism, Marty Mann, helped largely with the establishment of the organization. The facility became the first addiction treatment center in Michigan to open its doors in October of 1953. The Brighton Center for Recovery became part of St. John Providence in 2011 after a ten-year partnership and joined a faith-based healthcare organization called Ascension Health. Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery became the new name of the hospital. The center provides individualized treatment plans for each patient with the help of an experienced and licensed treatment staff consisting of recovery care coordinators, physicians, substance abuse therapists, and nurses. The center also offers various levels of care including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, gender-specific halfway houses, and a lifelong recovery program.

Accommodation & Food

The center offers dormitories for both men and women. Each of the gender-specific dormitories can accommodate up to 16 persons, with eight rooms being occupied by two clients. Roommates are required to share storage space, and the rooms are furnished and equipped with en-suite bathrooms, twin beds, and dressers. Laundry services are available at the treatment center.
Food is served in the facility’s cafeteria and includes a salad bar and soup. Some sugar and coffee are allowed, and snacks are available for clients between meal times.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Treatment Options
  • Detoxification
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Halfway houses


The facility offers a detox program to help patients go through the withdrawal process as safely and comfortably as possible. The treatment is overseen by expert staff and patients receive 24/7 nursing care in addition to therapy and drug counseling.

Inpatient Treatment

The inpatient treatment program is designed for persons in need of constant monitoring or individuals who cannot achieve sobriety independently. This program accommodates persons suffering from psychiatric issues and engages patients in rehabilitation counseling, group therapy, and educational lectures.

Outpatient Treatment

The outpatient treatment program gives clients the opportunity to maintain their family life and employment outside of the hospital while still receiving substance abuse treatment. Patients are involved in educational sections and group counseling.
The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse
  • Psychiatric disorders

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12-step meetings
  • Recreational therapy
  • Family therapy


Brighton Center for Recovery costs approximately $10,290 to $17,000 for a 28-day treatment at the facility, but this price is subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the type of treatment and level of care a client requires. Major commercial insurance plans and private pay options are accepted and available. Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on payment, insurance verification, admission, and more.


The facility is fully accredited and licensed by the Joint Commission.

Brighton Center For Recovery Advantages

The facility understands the importance of family involvement in the treatment process and as such, offers a family and friends program (group) that holds twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays). This program consists of psychoeducation and also teaches about the disorder, relapse prevention, and enabling behavior. This program also educates clients on the importance of creating a home environment that has minimal triggers and is conducive for recovery, when the client completes a primary program and is ready to go back home.
Aftercare or a discharge plan, specific to the unique need of a patient is created after a program and the facility offers two aftercare homes. These homes include the Women’s Halfway Home and the Henderson House (men). All clients are encouraged to be part of a sober fellowship and to continue attending community 12-step meetings.
In totality, the facility provides comprehensive and well-rounded treatment plans for both inpatient and outpatient tracks. Other specialized programs for women and youth are offered as well. Clients seeking a facility that offers on-campus 12-step support groups, therapies that help with coping skills and relapse prevention, and strong support will find Brighton Center for Recovery to be a good option.

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