We know that finding the right treatment center is a daunting and challenging process. With so many options on offer, choosing the right one for you or your loved one’s recovery can be overwhelming. We understand that this is a pivotal moment for you and where you choose to recover from your drug or alcohol addiction is an important and life-changing decision.
Rest assured we want the very best outcome for all who come to us, and we understand you may have questions – like why do so many choose to recover at Brazos and how can you decide if it is the right place for you?
Empathic, Experienced Staff
The team at Brazos is made up of recovered drug and alcohol addicts, from varying walks of life and backgrounds. We believe this makes us unique in our position to provide the most relatable and empathic service to all who walk through our doors – because we have been there ourselves.
We know what it is like to be in the pits of despair, the very bottom of rock bottom, and to feel completely overcome by our addiction. We found a way out, and our only aim now to help you do the same.
Our founder, Ben, has more than 25 years’ experience within the industry, and throughout this time has helped many people recover from their addiction to drugs and alcohol. We believe that with this experience and understanding, we can offer our clients a safe environment where they are listened to, heard, and ultimately, guided along the path to freedom.
The model of treatment we follow at Brazos Recovery Services is gender-specific; meaning we only offer treatment to men. The reason for this is simply because we have seen the effects of mixed-gender rehabilitation and its negative impact. Too often residents fall into new romantic relationships that, while initially exciting and exhilarating, can detract from his or her progress towards recovery.
By no means do we discourage building healthy relationships after treatment, but during your stay with us, we believe the best way to recover is by focusing on yourself and growing as an individual.
We do not believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to recovery. Although we recognize similar patterns in active addiction and active recovery, we believe every individual is unique and requires personalized treatment. Upon arrival at our center, we will meet with you and carry out an initial assessment, in which we will decide what type of treatment is best suited to you. We offer both residential and intensive outpatient care and continually monitor our clients’ progress. This means that, unlike some treatment centers, we are able to adjust the level of care for our clients, depending on how well they adapt and react to treatment.
Evidence-based and Holistic Approach
We recognize the value in evidence-based treatment of alcohol and drug addiction and support this with regular counseling – in both one-to-one and group settings – as well as medical detoxes. However, we believe that this, combined with a holistic approach to recovery, is the most beneficial for our clients.
Our approach is based on the 12 Steps, encouraging our clients to seek a deeper meaning in life and turn their eyes toward something bigger – God. We offer many spiritual groups, including meditation and prayer, as well as peer accountability groups such as the Fire Circle. We believe a balance of these two approaches is the most beneficial for our clients’ recovery – both during their stay with us and in their ongoing recovery after treatment.
Recovery is not a one-way street; it is not linear, and it is entirely normal for us all to have good and bad days. We recognize the need for our clients to be surrounded by supportive peers and our 12 Step Completion Program anchors to this. Recovery must come from within, but we are in no way alone on our journey, and peer accountability plays a huge part in all our clients’ recovery.
Many of our clients finish treatment with new, life-long friendships and support they never even knew existed before they came to us.
Unlike some treatment centers, at Brazos, we meet our clients where they are in their journey, not where we expect them to be. Toward the end of treatment, some clients may be unsure about what happens next – or what life will be like after treatment. We help them decide where they will go after treatment – whether it is straight home to their families and loved ones, our on-site transitional living or one of our licensed recovery homes. There is no quick fix for addiction, so ongoing support is vital.
Support for Families
Through our own experience, we know the pain that addiction causes our families and loved ones. We understand the common difficulties faced; the worry and fear caused by the erratic nature of a loved one in the grip of addiction, and the uncertainty of what life will be like after treatment is complete.
We ensure that support is offered and available to the loved ones of our clients, should they wish to utilize it via our Intensive Family Day or through our Recovery Monitoring Program. We also offer regular updates on your loved one’s progress and encourage you to get in touch should you have any questions or concerns.
To find out more about how Brazos Recovery Services can help you or your loved one gain freedom from addiction, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We are always at the end of the phone and are happy to help as best we can.