Those of you who have had a bad experience with Brighton Center for Recovery... you are not alone. I had a boyfriend who checked himself in there, and they discharged him early as well. I begged them not to do so, and they didn't care. Their excuse was that his insurance was insufficient, but it should have been great insurance, as he was a full-time Union laborer. Now he has passed away (a little over a year ago) from what appears to be an overdose. It was the hardest thing in the world for him to seek help, and they let him down. He was only 40 when he died.
The impatient care is very good. The staff is nice and wants to see patients succeed. The didactics are very informational. I found group therapy to be my favorite part of the day because I developed a close bond with my peers, making me more comfortable to share things I wouldn't at, say, an NA/AA meeting. The food is pretty good. I habe always been pleased with Brighton until my stay at the Men's Halfway House. We were always told to make 90 meetings in 90 days but there were days I didn't go to meetings because new members can't leave campus. I was unjustly thrown out of the halfway house at 6:30 AM one day, only to be told it was a mistake and was invited back. Although I'd recommend someone going to their halfway house instead of an unsafe place, I felt like BCR didn't put much care into the operation.
I agreem taking a 30 year heroin and alcohol addict off in less than 5 days is a joke. They do not know what They are doing. And Dr kane was nice but he left. Very few who know exactly whats up
This hospital has obviously helped many, but I feel as though they do not truly understand the depths and psychological change long term narcotic addiction can inflict. Their "no mind or mood altering substances" approach is idealistic and not grounded in reality. The idea that people with multiple decades of narcotic addiction can be weaned off in a week is naive. They prescribe unproven and expensive anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, and all sorts of other drugs they think are ok. But any use of a substance Scheduled 1-5 by the federal government is prohibited and "destructive." They hold an iron clad ideology that drugs are bad.. mkay.. The truth is, (although they'll tell you otherwise) they use the same strategy for every patient "because it has been proven to work." But if your not their typical addict, if you're an outlier, if you don't fit the mold, or if you need specialized or individualized treatment. In my opinion, this is not the best place for you.
Don’t do their IOP (intensive out patient) at least the one in cottonwood heights area. The therapist Alex McCauley is childish, rude, an down right immature. In IOP you are “Suppose” to share your opinions an beliefs an be open with everyone. The group was great, but not her. She’ll get offended an then have tension with you to the point you end up leaving 1 1/2 months early cause you feel so uncomfortable like I did. Don’t go there!