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Ascension Brighton Center For Recovery

12851 Grand River Road, Brighton, Michigan, 48116
The staff of the Brighton Center for Recovery believes addiction is an incurable but treatable disease of mind, body and spirit. We believe treatment must address all aspects of a recovering person’s life. We believe treatment is the first step in a lifelong process of sobriety and recovery. During the recovery journey, relapse may occur; but if it does, we treat relapse as an opportunity to enhance and deepen an ongoing program of recovery. We believe addiction affects all members of an addicted person’s family and, consequently, family involvement in treatment and recovery is essential to the healing process. We believe recovery cannot be sustained in isolation but requires the ongoing support, encouragement and respect of others both in and out of the recovering community.

Facility Highlights

  • Children’s Addiction Prevention Program
  • Women’s Trauma Treatment Program
  • Recovery for a Lifetime Program


  • Aftercare/ Life Long Recovery

    At Brighton Center for Recovery, we feel strongly that full recovery from substance abuse also involves care after the rehab program is over. We know that without follow up treatment, it is easy to fall back into destructive patterns of substance abuse. Research indicates that people are less likely to relapse if they maintain regular post rehab appointments, attend addiction support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step meetings, and obtain a sponsor for continued encouragement.
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment

    Brighton Center for Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment Program is a viable and cost-effective alternative for patients who do not require more intensive inpatient drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

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A part of the integrated behavioral health network St. John Providence, Brighton Center for Recovery provides both inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse, as well as education and prevention services for loved ones and children. Located in Brighton, Mich., the center uses an abstinence-based approach to treatment, and those with co-occurring mental health disorders can be accommodated. Detoxification services are available on-site.


Upon admission, all clients are tested for drugs and alcohol and screened by a nurse and master’s level clinician. From there, clients who opt for inpatient treatment undergo medically supervised detox, if necessary. Following detox, inpatient clients enter a 28-day rehabilitation program that draws on 12-step principles and includes group therapy, recreational therapy, educational workshops, prayer, and specialized counseling.

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is available for those who are unable to commit to 24-hour treatment. Outpatient clients meet three times a week for three-hour sessions, which consist of group counseling and educational activities. There are specialized tracks for women, those early in recovery, and healthcare professionals, as well as a free children’s program is available for youth ages seven to 12 who have been affected by an immediate family member’s drug or alcohol addiction.

After treatment, Brighton Center for Recovery has gender-specific sober living homes — the Harry Henderson halfway house for men and the Women’s Transitional Home (both have 16 beds).


According to the facility’s website, the center employs physicians, nurses, master’s level counselors, social workers, and a dietitian.


The center’s tobacco-free campus is located in a rural area that, according to the facility’s website, lends itself to self-reflection and self-evaluation. Few details regarding the residences are available, but alumni and loved ones polled by Rehabs.com provided an average four-star rating for both accommodations and meals. Based on survey data from 46 reviewers, cleanliness received an average rating of 4.15 out of five, and exercise and leisure options received a 3.55-star rating.


Alumni recommendations for this facility are strong; when asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, 18 former clients provided an average rating of 4.44, based on scale from one to five. One anonymous alum described the environment as “comfortable,” noting how staff helped them feel “at ease.” Among the 15 categories that Rehabs.com evaluates, the highest ratings went to staff experience, which received 4.39 stars, family participation, which received 4.06 stars, and, as mentioned above, cleanliness. Another anonymous alum described the staff as “great” and “knowledgeable.”

The lowest score, 3.15 stars, went to the facility’s holistic offerings. Kriss, who gave treatment effectiveness five stars, cautioned those who may be looking for alternative therapy: “If 12 Step is good for you the groups, didactics and overall treatment are very good…No alternatives provided like SMART.” Other complaints concerned specific staff members, the cost of treatment, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. P. wrote: “If you have a dual diagnosis do not go to Brighton…They will not address these issues. You talk with a therapist, spill your guts out and they send you off to your next class. Been there twice and did not see a psychiatrist.”


Reviews from loved ones were slightly less positive than those submitted by alumni. The 26 friends and family members polled by Rehabs.com gave the highest ratings to family participation, which received 4.04 stars, and the facility’s counseling options, which received an average 3.67 stars. An anonymous reviewer, for example, highlighted the “staff and location,” adding: “Great for those who truly need the rehabilitation.”

On the other hand, the 26 reviewers were least impressed with its holistic offerings, giving it 3.08 stars out of five. Additionally, multiple survey respondents noted a lack of adequate time in treatment and aftercare. One anonymous parent wrote: “Possibly rehab was not long enough or some therapy or outpatient visits should have been advised after discharge. Reverted back soon after discharge.”


According to the facility’s website, Brighton Center for Recovery accepts most insurance plans, and private pay options are available.

Updated June 2016

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