32-bed inpatient addiction recovery residence coming to Brighton - Livingston Daily
Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery Director Raymond Waller said construction of a new inpatient addiction recovery residence will be underway soon.
Waller said the 32-bed residence will increase how many individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction can stabilize after detox and begin their recovery process at Brighton Center for Recovery.
He said the 8,700-square-foot building will also mark an investment in Ascension Michigan's broader strategy to provide more longitudinal care for addiction. It is expected to open in summer 2022.
Patients typically stay 30 days. Some stay a few months or fewer than 30 days. It is managed by clinical addiction professionals and supervised 24 hours a day.
"There is a longitudinal approach to addiction, and it's not an approach that is engaged enough in the field," Waller said. "Brighton and a handful of facilities across the country have been pushing in this direction for a couple years and with greater outcomes."
Brighton Center for Recovery already offers detox, recovery housing, outpatient care, counseling and related addiction services.
It started a new program to keep patients engaged in outpatient services for three years after they leave inpatient care.
"With escalating number of patients struggling with the pandemic, people need regular engagement and they need it through a system of care," Waller said.
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Last month, the Centers for Disease Control released provisional data on overdose death counts in 2020.
The CDC estimated more than 93,000 deaths from drug overdoses last year. It was a record high, surpassing the estimated 72,000 people who died from addiction in 2019.
"Patients are increasingly being admitted with some significant needs, like long-term COVID," Waller said.
He said the residence will offer more than bedrooms.
"There will be a common space for interaction with the clinic staff, a dining and living space and staff office spaces."
It will also feature a laundry room and separate patios.
Waller said they are planning to expand a walking trail and do some outdoor improvements around the new sober living residence.
"It's a large, expansive property and allows patients great opportunity to think, contemplate in a peaceful, natural setting."
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