Brian’s Safehouse, Inc.

Brian's Safehouse

Brian’s Safehouse is a place where men struggling with addiction can encounter the life-restoring powers of God in an environment free from drugs and alcohol. Our program teaches residents emotional, spiritual, and practical life skills and enables the residents to reenter society as responsible, contributing citizens. We are designed to meet the need for a long-term, life training facility.

ABOUT BRIAN’S SAFEHOUSE, INC

For about a decade, Brian’s Safehouse, Inc., has been offering long-term residential care to men seeking recovery from substance use disorders, in Mount Hope, W.Va.. The faith-based Christian rehab center is 12-step-based. A sister treatment center for women called The Sparrow’s Nest is located nearby. Neither facility offers detox services.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Admission to the 12-month program at Brian’s Safehouse in West Virginia begins with an online application, followed by an initial phone call, then an on-site or phone interview. Treatment plans are tailored for each resident while at the same time fitting within a highly structured program.

Treatment in all four phases of the program involves at least weekly individual and group therapy, case management, and group meetings. During each stage, residents progress through the 12-Steps and take on increased responsibility in the house. Part of the expectation of Brian’s Safehouse staff is that clients will demonstrate emotional regulation and prioritize Christian principles in decision-making. Clients also engage in work therapy with an emphasis on developing a work ethic in preparation for recovery after rehab.

The center approaches recovery from a position of supporting and confronting, addressing men’s strengths and weaknesses. A case board determines discipline within the house community when deemed necessary.

Family services are based in a weekly class that meets near the rehab house, where loved ones learn about recovery and explore different points of view among other client family members. After six months of treatment, clients may visit loved ones at their homes while monitored by staff to measure recovery progress.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The founders of Brian’s Safehouse lost a son to overdose prior to opening the center. The staff includes a master’s-level licensed social worker and two life coaches. Volunteers contribute as teachers and mentors. Many individuals involved in treatment services are in recovery themselves, including alumni of the residential program. According to information provided by the facility to Best-rehabs.com, the staff-to-client ratio is 1:5.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Clients stay in dormitory-like rooms at Brian’s Safehouse, an arrangement the center’s website notes has therapeutic benefits. Ten residents are accommodated at a time. The website also touts the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, maintained by daily staff inspections.

Photographs feature a house set on spacious land with a large garden and pagoda. Inside is an open kitchen and simply furnished living spaces, along with workout and table tennis equipment. Residents also have access to a walking track and basketball court. No smoking or tobacco use is allowed on-site.

Brian’s Safehouse is supported by the donation of supplies and services, including free dental work, as reported in a local ABC affiliate’s October 2017 news story.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any feedback from alumni for Brian’s Safehouse, at the time of this writing. However, reviews by loved ones were overwhelmingly positive. The sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com awarded maximum five-star ratings across several metrics measuring treatment and accommodations, including counseling options and exercise and leisure activities. The anonymous parent wrote: “My son has found his way back to God.”

Likewise on the center’s official Facebook page, which its staff may be able to monitor, four individuals rated Brian’s Safehouse one star apiece, while 49 awarded a maximum five stars. Few ratings were accompanied by written comments, and those that were typically represented the opinions of friends and family or community members. Sarah wrote: “I have a family because of this place and God’s grace,” while Jim reported that the facility was the best such center he had seen in 40 years. “Good people dedicated to helping people find freedom from addiction,” Brad wrote in a representative review.[1]

FINANCING

Brian’s Safehouse asks clients to contribute $700 per month for room and board, along with a one-time education fee of $500. The facility does not accept insurance of any kind, according to its website.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/BriansSafehouse/reviews/

Reviews about Brian’s Safehouse, Inc.

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  • I�m so grateful to have had the opportunity to come to Brian�s Safehouse and get the help that I received. The staff and all the volunteers loved me and fought for me at a time when I couldn�t love or fight for myself. Being a resident there was a big change for me as the structure was a struggle and accountability was nothing I had ever experienced before. Being apart of a structured program allowed me to focus on doing what I�m suppose to be doing and the accountability helped me stay on track. The curriculum was the best part for me! I was able to learn so much about myself and life struggles through the classes we had in the mornings Monday-Friday. Being able to learn tools and skills that I could apply for solutions to the problems in my life really helped me change the way I live life. I�m able to live life more skillfully by apply these principles to my daily life. I have had long term sobriety since graduating the program with coming up on my 8th year of sobriety. When I surrendered and just allowed people to help me and took my hands out of the process then a great life of recovery was started for me and I�ve been able to build on that foundation and continue to have a sober successful life. The program works if you will work the program!!
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  • This place saved my life. It showed me where I went wrong in life and gave me the tools to turn my life around and continue in the correct direction. It showed me how to realize I was selfish in my addiction and that I should put others before myself. It also taught me how to be a productive member of society. The staff are amazing and loving but also realistic with their approach to the residents. They will guide you with love and correct you with truth.
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  • The treatment was given with wisdom, care and compassion. Tailored to deal personally woth my son�s needs, it was highly effective.
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  • My son has found his way back to God. This is a faith based facility, and can only accommodate 10-12 men at a time. They are currently in the process of building one for women. The founder of this facility had lost a son to addiction.