EARLEVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Maryland’s opioid- and heroin-related deaths climb at an alarming rate, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) opens a new centralized, community-based recovery campus at Bracebridge Hall, with the help of ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas.
Based in Earleville, Maryland, Bracebridge Hall, a Recovery Centers of America company, officially opened to the community on October 5. On Wednesday, October 26, Elizabeth Vargas will join professionals in the drug and alcohol addiction space, concerned citizens, dignitaries, and guests as the company showcases its newest center for addiction medicine. The ABC anchor, who has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting newsmaker interviews, is personally in recovery and advocates for victims of substance use disorder, recently recounting her journey in her book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. The book details Vargas’ struggles with anxiety and alcohol, and tells a powerful story of healing and coping.
Vargas, who currently serves as the co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with David Muir, was credited by The New York Times for reinvigorating the newsmagazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting. She has interviewed leaders from around the world, including President Bush from the Oval Office. Vargas has also anchored ABC News coverage of live, breaking stories, including the deaths of President Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy, Jr., as well as Hurricane Katrina’s devastation from the Gulf Coast.
“We applaud Ms. Vargas for speaking candidly about her battle with alcoholism and using her public platform to show that meaningful recovery can be achieved. We are greatly looking forward to her joining us at our upcoming Open House,” says Bracebridge Hall CEO Dr. Barbara Kistenmacher.
The Open House on October 26, which begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. will include a traditional afternoon garden lunch, personalized tours, information on RCA’s clinical programs, and remarks from Vargas, in addition to Maryland Executive Director for Behavioral Health Dr. Barbara Bazron, Founder and CEO of Recovery Centers of America Brian O’Neill, and families who have been affected by addiction.
The historical property, which was once considered for purchase by Michael Jackson, who spent three nights there, and NFL legend Brett Favre, sits tranquilly between Grove Neck and the Chesapeake. Today, the estate delivers clinical care for each patient’s unique need, with 39 beds and an approach founded on integrated, evidence-based behavioral health and medication-assisted therapies. The boutique nature of Bracebridge Hall enables therapists, counselors, and doctors to bring individualized attention to patients, complete with specialized treatment for a variety of drug addictions, along with treatment for behavioral health issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, and bipolar disorder.
In commenting on the unique design of the estate, renowned architect, David Easton, the visionary behind the mansion, commented, “While the house was built as a private residence to be enjoyed by family and friends, it’s now used in another way. Its many rooms allow for privacy, and with the exceptional views from almost every one, it could not be better suited to its current situation. It’s a place where anyone can seek solace and reflection, and feel as if they are safe.”
Treatment regimens incorporate yoga, spinning, tennis, music and art therapies, peer recovery support services, personal fitness training, and massage therapy. In addition, the facility offers 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 this population’s needs while patients will have access to conveniences commensurate with a five-star hotel, including farm-to-table dining, beautifully decorated lounge areas and rooms, a business center, a heliport, and contact to private aircraft transportation. For more information visit http://www.rcabracebridge.com/ or call 1-888-RECOVERY now.
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.