EARLEVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to help the United States overcome its overdose public health crisis and stand with the Governor’s administration as it announces the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, today, Recovery Centers of America has opened the finest boutique drug and alcohol treatment facility at Bracebridge Hall, a Recovery Centers of America company, in Earleville, Maryland.
Bracebridge Hall brings the latest scientific research in addiction and mental health treatment to individuals and their family members who desire complete privacy as they pursue rigorous treatment in a five-star setting. Care is delivered in the highly secluded, tranquil, waterfront setting of Bracebridge Hall, which was once a private hunting and fishing estate, and recently famed for being under purchase consideration by Michael Jackson and Brett Favre.
Today, the estate opens in a completely revived capacity with 39 beds to deliver clinical care to meet each patient’s unique needs, an approach founded on integrated, evidence-based behavioral health and medication-assisted therapies. The boutique nature of Bracebridge Hall enables therapists, counselors, and medical doctors to bring individualized attention to patients, complete with specialized treatment for a variety of drug addictions, along with treatment for behavioral health issues such as anxiety, trauma, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Bracebridge Hall eliminates the cookie-cutter approach to treatment by first assessing a patient’s individual underlying issues that often co-occur with addiction, developing a personalized, collaborative treatment plan, and providing tailored interventions by a highly trained team operating on a low patient-to-staff ratio. Ongoing recovery management and monitoring are available through RCA’s iPlan, which provides customized clinical treatment under the guidance of a licensed clinician, medical director, and personal case manager.
Treatment regimens incorporate yoga, spinning, tennis, music and art therapies, peer recovery support services, personal fitness training, and massage therapy. The facility is designed to offer an executive component geared toward business leaders who need to run their business while in treatment. The facility will provide access to technology, and other amenities to suit executives’ needs. Patients will have access to conveniences commensurate to a five-star hotel including: farm-to-table dining, beautifully decorated lounge areas and rooms, a business center, a heliport, and access to private aircraft transportation.
Bracebridge Hall is led by an expert leadership team with extensive clinical and program development experience including:
- Barb Kistenmacher, Ph.D., leads the team as CEO. She has over 15 years of behavioral health experience as a therapist, supervisor, director, and executive director.
- Mark Harris, D.O., serves as medical director and brings more than 25 years of experience as a family care physician and addiction treatment professional.
- Kristine Hitchens, Ph.D., serves as clinical director, bringing 21 years of experience treating patients with addiction as a clinician, supervisor, director, and patient advocate.
- Joyce Bilski, R.N., serves as director of nursing and brings more than 10 years of industry experience to the position.
- Victorine Hutson, M.J., serves as director of admissions, bringing 12 years of experience assisting individuals and families in recovery.
- Lori Cichocki serves as director of operations after 21 years at MBNA/Bank of America, where she served on the team managing MBNA’s fleet (helicopter, vehicles, jets, etc.), and in the vice president’s insourcing/procurement department.
“As a Cecil County native, I am honored to be on the ground leading the fight against an epidemic that is stealing our loved ones,” says Dr. Kistenmacher. “Bracebridge Hall will provide those in need of treatment a secluded, relaxing, and private setting with effective, dignified care as they battle substance use disorders.”
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About Recovery Centers of America
Based in King of Prussia, PA, Recovery Centers of America is committed to advocating for the 22+ million Americans suffering from substance use disorders. The company, which is opening treatment centers throughout the Northeast, is transforming the way treatment is delivered in an industry in desperate need of change. Recovery Centers of America’s neighborhood-based centers for addiction medicine are designed based on the latest scientific research that indicates sustained recovery is more likely when patients stay connected to and supported by family and friends while building other, ongoing support networks. By allowing patients to receive treatment in an atmosphere more akin to a college campus with Starbucks-like appeal, Recovery Centers of America helps overcome the stigma of addiction and its treatment, an essential component to assisting individuals in treatment and entering long term meaningful recovery.