Bradford Health Services

Bradford Health Services

ABOUT BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES

For over 30 years, Bradford Health Services has provided a continuum of substance abuse treatment services through its 27 facilities located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Birmingham facility provides outpatient detox, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), and continuing care for both adolescents (ages 13 to 18) and adults.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Prior to beginning treatment, all clients receive a multidisciplinary assessment to help determine the most appropriate level of care. Most clients enrolled at the Birmingham facility have already participated in a residential program and are using IOP as a step-down treatment, though some clients begin their recovery with IOP. The center’s treatment program is founded in 12-step principles and consists of group sessions that address relapse prevention and stress management. Clients attend treatment several times a week.

The adolescent program, which is also based on the 12-Steps, provides age-appropriate treatment through individual counseling, group therapy, family counseling, and recreational modalities. Additionally, there is a strong emphasis on academics. The structure of the IOP program allows adolescent clients to continue to attend school while undergoing treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding the treatment staff at this specific location. Bradford Health Services’ website indicates that the organization as whole employs physicians, nurses, and certified counselors.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the six alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com provided an average rating of 4.67 out of five stars. “VERY KIND TO ME IT WAS A GOOD VISIT,” one alum wrote to Best-rehabs.com. Alumni gave the highest rating to the program’s family participation, which received an average rating of 4.83 stars. Alumni were also impressed with the staff’s level of training and experience, the facility’s cleanliness, and the program’s counseling options, which received respective ratings of 4.33, 4.5, and 4.17 stars. “Counselors are great,” one respondent wrote. The program’s holistic offerings were also rated highly with four stars.

The center received slightly lower ratings from alumni in the categories of the program’s affordability and its exercise and leisure options, which received ratings of 3.33 and three stars, respectively. “No exercise or swimming faculty,” one alum noted.

On secondary sites, the facility was given mixed feedback. At the time of this writing, three reviewers on Google generated an average rating of 3.7 stars.[1] One reviewer gave the facility only one star, but the most recent reviewers both awarded the facility perfect five-star ratings.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Overall, reviews from surveyed loved ones were slightly lower than alumni reviews, but still above average. When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the 16 friends and family members polled by Best-rehabs.com provided an average rating of 3.69 stars. Loved ones were most impressed with the facility’s cleanliness, which received four stars, and the staff’s level of training and experience, which received 3.88 stars. “The counselors were very knowledgeable,” one loved one wrote. They provided counseling options and holistic offerings with respective ratings of 3.69 and 3.25 stars. “Was a great place for my cousin. Treatment strategies were very good,” one loved one told Best-rehabs.com. When asked about family participation, loved ones provided an average rating of 3.5 stars.

Like alumni, friends and family members provided the center’s affordability with a lower rating of 3.31 stars. “It was very expensive even with insurance,” A.H. wrote in a representative review. Additionally, a handful of survey respondents reported that their loved ones did not receive effective treatment. “It’s clean and good for certain types of addictions but not all. Not enough follow up or one on one while there,” one anonymous reviewer wrote.” And M.M. reported “zero success in drug treatment.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

The two staff members polled by Best-rehabs.com shared mixed reviews of the facility and its treatment. One survey respondent recommended the facility, noting the use of the 12-Steps as a strength, but the length of programming as a weakness. However, the other staff member was more critical. “There was a Lack of compassion and Lack of family involvement,” this individual wrote.

FINANCING

According to its website, Bradford Health Services accepts most major insurance plans and offers private pay options.

[1] https://goo.gl/fAmzq8

Reviews about Bradford Health Services

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  • My loved one has been sober since attending-5years
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  • THEY SAVED MY SON. EMPLOYEES.
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  • They really care about the patients, and it shows in their interactions each day. There were not as many people in the facility, but the facility just opened so to be expected. I would not have any problem recommending this facility to my loved ones. The staff at Landmark are very knowledgeable about their own areas of expertise.
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  • Family oriented, was good. There was a Lack of staff This is a good facility overall.
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  • One on one partecipation, I liked. Nothing was done in a tiimely manners Thanks to this center my aunt is much better.
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  • Great
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  • The counselors were very knowledgeable. Some staff were rude and very unorganized. When hiring for housekeeping and maintance personally they need to do better background checks
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  • Remote Feels like camp Counselors are great No caffeine No real free time during day No exercise or swimming faculty. Doctors really don't care. Even with flaws... If you need help... GO NOW,! The food actually isn't bad. I was just irritated about no caffeine You will meet a fantastic bunch of people in your shoes. I still talk to some after eight years. You are SAFE there. The counselors are former addicts too so you will relate well
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  • Counselors that are recovering addicts Isolated in the woods Summer camp feeling Meeting great people as addicts No exercise facilities No recreation No sugar or caffeine Can't keep cell phones Doctors aren't very good The cabins are pretty livable. Plenty of classes and counseling. Decent food. I was properly medicated thru my first week of rehab. Met lots of great people that are still my friends after eight years. Intake and release are easy and quick. I highly recommend. It feels life summer camp where you feel like you will have more support there than u can handle.
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  • Location was good. There was a Lack of compassion and Lack of family involvement
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  • It's clean and good for certain types of addictions but not all. Not enough follow up or one on one while there. My husband said it was a joke and he got to get a weekend off the first week there and he had a very bad addiction .
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  • support to expensive for alot of people. treatment program one of this best around.
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  • Affordability , location, Older and in bad neighborhood It was an affordable center that provided the services needed
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  • Good staff It was clean and the stuff was good. My uncle got the help he needed.
    VERY KIND TO ME IT WAS A GOOD VISIT AND TREATMENT WAS DEPRESSION
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  • It was in a pretty area and the staff was nice. However, it wasn't really effective. The staff didn't know everything that was going on at all times with the patients. I think this facility could be a good choice for some people; I have heard other families with great success stories.
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  • They have a great program.
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  • If the price were lower I feel my loved one could have stayed longer and this would have helped. They had great counseling but had poor follow-up.
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  • The personnel of the facility were great. We loved the place and the staff was wonderful.
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  • Helped with detox and recovery. It was very expensive even with insurance.
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  • Ease of admission was a strength of the facility. However, there was zero success in drug treatment. Stay here increased my nephew's drug use upon release. He learned better ways to hide his addiction here.
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  • It was very effective but just too costly.
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  • It was open to all family members, staff was experienced and knowledgeable, cost was good and you are able to set up payments.
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  • The staff was great. Overall, Bradford Health Services was a great place for my cousin. Treatment strategies were very good. The only downfall was the poor checkout procedures.