Bradford Recovery Center

64 School Street

Bradford Recovery Center is a residential, drug and alcohol, treatment facility nestled in the mountains of North Central Pennsylvania. Bradford Recovery Center is located in Millerton, Pennsylvania.


Bradford Recovery Center believes that the effectiveness of their program is directly related to the quality of their team. The facility understands quality as not only the credentials and experience of the staff but also the unity and communication of the team as a whole. Each person plays an integral role in delivering the Bradford Recovery Center model.

Bradford Recovery Center believes strongly in the concept of community and strive to create a community atmosphere in their program. The disease of addiction works against ideas like unity, communication, honesty and service to others – whereas the concept of community promotes those ideas. The facility understands that the community culture loses its strength when a program grows too quickly so they place the priority of protecting that culture above all others. From the initial phase of assessment and evaluation through coordinated care and beyond, each client is approached and treated as an individual.

At Bradford Recovery Center’s PA drug rehab and Alcohol Rehab programs, comfort and wellbeing are of the utmost importance. The facility works to provide an inviting community environment that prepares clients to face life successfully again. Bradford Recovery Center’s fully accredited Pennsylvania drug rehab centers are nestled in the rolling mountains of north central, Pennsylvania

Their integrated drug and alcohol programs were designed to address the complex needs and challenges arising from alcoholism, drug abuse and drug addiction. The facility specializes in several levels of care including Drug & Alcohol Detox, Inpatient Residential Rehab and PHP. Their team is comprised of caring professionals with decades of experience in the identification, evaluation & treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.

Bradford Recovery Center’s Return to Duty program is an innovative addiction and mental health treatment model designed to restore individuals to balanced, sober, productive and all-around healthy lives. It extends beyond strictly safety sensitive positions and works to help employees and members of employers and union organizations across the entire labor industry. Their mission is to help employees regain control of their lives and careers.


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I got to a point where I couldn't tell if I was sober or not, that was what made me realize I needed to stop drinking and start to put my life together. Thanks to Bradford I was able to get over my addiction and follow a healthy lifestyle that made me not only healthier but also a better person. These people are really qualified for their jobs.
The facilities look very nice, and the staff are alright, but my experience here was less than stellar. I only realized this after treatment. The way they introduce you to recovery is not what somebody needs to be successful. Once the program is completed, you get out into the real world and you will not be ready for what is out there.
The staff is amazing, the treatment plans are very practical, in general the facilities are very nice, Bradford is highly recommended for anyone who needs help, this is the place you should visit.
This is an excellent rehab facility. What my daughter appreciated the most was working with a psychiatrist daily and gaining a better understanding of her mental illness and then having meds prescribed that worked better for her. There was also a lot of family involvement. I also work in a group home for people with dual diagnosis. Many of our residents have made the rounds of various rehab facilities and mental health inpatient facilities and in almost every case, they felt they got the most out of Bradford Recovery Center.



The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

CARF Accreditation: Yes
Accreditation Number: 269843

Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.

Joint Commission Accreditation: Yes
Accreditation Number: 611245


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1992 by congress, SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American's communities.

SAMHSA Listed: Yes

State License:

State Licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow rehab organizations to conduct business legally within a certain geographical area. Typically, the kind of program a rehab facility offers, along with its physical location, determines which licenses are required to operate legally.

State License: Pennsylvania
License Number: 00DX6601


Treatment Duration : 28 days

Programs for Women

Programs for Men

Adult Programs

Young Adult Programs

Smoking Permitted

Beds Available : 77

LGBTQ Programs

Military Programs


Self-pay Options

Private Insurance

Financing Available


Detox Services:

Medication-Assisted Treatment:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Buprenorphine Detox:

Buprenorphine (brand name Subutex, among others) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine can prevent or significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to get and stay off opioids. Sometimes used alongside naloxone, dosage depends on the severity of each case. Many people stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some gradually reduce the dosage to come off it.

Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.


Vivitrol is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence. Administered only with medical approval, VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain, which helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse. VIVITROL is non-addictive and extended-release, so it only needs to be taken once a month. Before starting VIVITROL, you must be opioid-free for at least 7-10 days in order to avoid sudden opioid withdrawal symptoms.


Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse, making recovery easier. It comes either in pill form (ReVia, Depade), taken once a day; or in an injectable form (Vivitrol), administered monthly. Patients must not have any illegal opioids or opioid medication in their system for at least 7-10 days before starting naltrexone (this includes methadone, so if you’re switching from methadone to naltrexone, you must wait until your system is clear).

Level of Care:


Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements. Their residential inpatient drug rehab program was designed to offer acute, coordinated addiction treatment services to any individual or family struggling with addiction in Pennsylvania. By treating each patient as a complete individual – focusing on all of the unique challenges arising out of alcoholism and drug addiction – the facility is able to provide a comprehensive, integrated treatment regimen based on needs-driven addiction treatment plans.

Medically Assisted Detox:

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal. Bradford Recovery Center offers a caring and compassionate confidential drug & alcohol detox environment for patients suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism. For some people, the most challenging part about starting the recovery process is getting through the discomfort of withdrawal. Bradford Recovery Center’s Pennsylvania drug rehab centers specialize in coordinated care for individuals suffering from addiction. The facility makes every effort to ensure the detox process as pain free and as comfortable as possible.

Holistic Treatment:

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic treatment facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic treatment is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individualized Treatment:

At Bradford Recovery Center’s integrated Pennsylvania Drug Rehab Centers, they admit and treat individuals suffering from various addictive and co-occurring disorders. Each client case is unique and individualized. Effective addiction and mental treatment programs utilize various treatment modalities and interventions to help individual clients with their individual needs, goals and challenges.

Aftercare Support:

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn't spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

24-Hour Clinical Care:

At certain points in the recovery process, it's important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

SMART Recovery:

SMART (Self-Management & Recovery Training) is a method addiction recovery, often seen as an “alternative” to 12-step programs. It emphasizes 4 core areas: Building Motivation, Coping with Urges, Problem Solving, and Lifestyle Balance. The SMART approach views substance use as a dysfunctional habit (not a disease), emphasizes the latest scientific research on addiction, and believes each individual finds his/her own path to recovery. Notably, relapses are seen as a normal part of the change cycle and good learning experiences if handled properly. SMART can be put to use anywhere (any rehab facility or group).

Treatment Focus:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. If addiction is not the primary disorder that a person needs help with; Bradford Recovery Center will often refer people with primary mental health needs to providers who specialize in treating their particular needs. In addition, some co-occurring mental health diagnoses may be beyond the scope of what the staff in Pennsylvania drug rehab centers are trained to treat. In situations like these, the facility will work to find the most suitable level of care for an individual by referring them to another provider in their network.

Therapy Programs:

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Family Therapy:

At Bradford Recovery Center, they embrace the clinical philosophy that family involvement with the chemically dependent – whether or not they have a co-occurring diagnosis – is without parallel in securing positive outcomes for patients and the people who love them. They provide workshops, process groups and Family Systems Therapy at their Pennsylvania drug rehab centers. The program includes not only group work with the family system but individual sessions with their Family therapist, and residential counselors.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Equine Therapy:

Equine therapy, aka equine-assisted therapy (EAT), is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions and activities with horses. It does not necessarily involve riding horses, but all activities related to horses, such as feeding, grooming, haltering and leading them. A mental health professional frequently oversees the activities (often in conjunction with a horse professional), and helps patients process their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns during and/or after the interaction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

As an integral part of their approach to addiction and mental health treatment, Bradford Recovery Center often employs CBT Counseling to work with clients in identifying the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that drive the progression of addictive disorders. People who work with a CBT therapist can expect them to be “problem-focused” and “goal-directed” in the process of identifying and addressing the symptoms of addictive and mental health disorders. Patients can also expect “homework” – or out-of-session practice – as CBT is an “active intervention.” BRC employs CBT as an evidence-based treatment modality for all their services and levels of care, because it’s been proven to work with addictive disorders by examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a mode of psychotherapy rooted in the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), yet with a number of modifications. The DBT treatment style was originally developed to work with individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder(s)(BPD). Much like CBT, DBT is an evidence-based treatment modality, that is, an approach that is studied and researched to demonstrate its efficacy in given therapeutic situations and relationships. It is shown to be more effective than other treatment modalities, or no interventions at all.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist's finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Couples Therapy:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Rational Behavior Therapy:

Rational Behavior Therapy (RBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy meant to be short-term and comprehensive. It was intended to help clients become more self-sufficent and move forward without the need for expensive, ongoing therapy. It includes an emotional self-help method called “rational self-counseling,” the purpose of which is to give clients all the skills needed to handle future emotional issues by themselves, or with significantly less professional help.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

Creative Arts Therapy:

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.


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Bradford Recovery Center
Last Updated: 03/21/2019

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