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Awakenings Rehabilitation

809 West Erie Street, Albion, Michigan, 49224
At Awakenings Rehabilitation, we strive to address the personal needs of each of our clients and offer individualized treatment options. Our dedicated staff works with each client one-on-one to ensure long-term success in their recovery process. We understand that recovering from an addiction is not easy; it is a challenging and emotionally intense process. As a result, we believe in providing each individual with the compassionate care and respect they deserve. True recovery is not simply being abstinent from substances. True recovery means reconnecting with oneself and flourishing in life. It is with this spirit of compassion, combined with our staff’s skillfulness, that we inspire, nurture and empower our clients to change their own lives.

Facility Highlights

  • SMART Recovery
  • Spirituality
  • Men and women's groups


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Bradley Lyben
    Bradley LybenExecutive Director
    A graduate of Central Michigan University, Bradley has been helping people overcome addiction since 2006. As the Executive Director of Awakenings, he oversees all of the daily operations of our recovery center and ensures that we continue to provide the highest quality of care possible. His positive approach in working with both the staff and patients helps to give our facility a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Larry Saunders
    Larry SaundersSpiritual Counselor, MDiv
    Larry has over 30 years in Pastoral Ministry, with a foundation in Nouthetic Counseling. He found his calling in offering guidance to people through many of life’s trials, including counseling at correctional facilities and in addiction recovery. At Awakenings, Larry is a personal spiritual advisor as well as a spiritual group facilitator.

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in Albion, Mich., Awakenings Rehabilitation offers inpatient treatment, individual counseling, and other interventions to individuals who are struggling with substance misuse. Awakenings is one of 35 rehabs in Michigan (7.7 percent of all rehabs in the state) to offer detox in a residential setting.

Additionally, Awakenings offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 8.3 percent of rehabs in Michigan offer PHP while 36.8 percent offer IOP.


Prior to admission, each client undergoes a full evaluation to determine their exact needs. According to the facility's website, Awakenings offers cutting-edge treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and SMART Recovery, which may also be combined with traditional treatment methods such as 12-Step.

Communication skills training (CST) is an important part of programming at Awakenings. CST covers a range of topics, including anger management, disagreeing without arguing, coping skills, social interaction, and conflict management.

Treatment also includes men's and women's groups, music exploration, and art therapy. Additionally, the rehab offers life skills training, such as achieving financial stability, developing routines, hygiene and nutrition, and job training. Aftercare and transition planning are available for all alumni.


Awakenings' website notes the treatment team includes licensed counselors. The facility is one of 91 rehabs in Michigan (20 percent of all rehabs in the state) that is certified by the Joint Commission and one of 250 (54.8 percent) that is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com gave generally positive ratings for the staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5


Photos on Awakenings' website show bright, shared rooms. While 21 individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave near perfect ratings to overall accommodations as well as meals and nutrition, the four individuals polled on specific metrics gave more neutral ratings.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 3.3/5
Exercise & Leisure Activities: 2.5/5


Of the 19 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, 17 gave highly positive reviews. Many of the alumni praised the treatment staff, in particular. "This facility has a great caring staff that go out of their way to help the clients," alum J.J. wrote in a representative review, adding "I would recommend this facility to anyone looking to get help with their addiction."

Though reviews were positive overall, the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date on specific metrics gave more modest ratings, specifically for holistic offerings and counseling options, though offered more moderate ratings for family participation and staff experience.

At the time of this writing, Awakenings holds a 3.6 out of five-star average rating on Google based on 38 reviews.[1] Many reviewers echoed the praise for staff given by those surveyed by Rehabs.com. In a representative review, alum Mel wrote, "Exceptional staff and the treatment platform is priceless!!!!"


B.S., the lone loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, left a highly positive review and gave a five out of five stars to nearly every metric evaluated, including family participation, counseling options, and overall treatment effectiveness.

"During his program the staff there helped him learn better how to deal with people he didn't know," she wrote. "So, going to Awakenings got him off heroin but they've made his life so much easier because of everything else they did for him."

Four loved ones on Google gave mixed reviews. Though three gave five-star ratings, a fourth complained of lack of communication and poor discharge planning.


L.C., the lone staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com to date also gave a highly positive review. "I am employed by awakenings and it is an awesome company to work for," they wrote.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, four individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave a below average rating to the program's affordability:

Affordability: 2.3/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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