Residential Addiction Treatment

Getting sober on your own can be extremely difficult, especially if you are physically dependent on one or more substances. Leaving your home is never easy, especially when you’re in a vulnerable state. But enrolling in a residential treatment program can dramatically improve your chances of a better life and brighter future.

Residential programs are designed to provide round-the-clock care for people in the beginning stages of their recovery journey. While inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is focused primarily on medical stabilization in the very early stages of recovery, residential treatment lasts longer (up to 6 months or more) and focuses on helping clients develop critical life skills for long-term sobriety.

BriteLife Recovery does everything possible to create a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment for clients at our luxury locations. You’ll enjoy a private or semi-private room with luxury accommodations and resort-style amenities, including upscale dining halls and pristine grounds with swimming pools. We also assign client liaisons to help ensure a smooth, stress-free, and enjoyable stay. BriteLife understands that clients must feel comfortable and relaxed in order to succeed in recovery. Your comfort is our priority!


A critical step in your recovery

From the time a client contacts our staff to the moment they walk out our doors, they will receive unmatched care from professionals who not only understand recovery, but who have lived it. It begins with our admissions team, who will meet with you and your family (if needed) to assess your situation and create an individualized plan with the help of our intake counselors. Our treatment approach is comprehensive. We take into consideration a variety of factors when assessing clients, including personal history, type of addiction, length of drug or alcohol use, physical and mental health status, and more.

For most people with serious addictions, the recovery journey begins with detoxification. The effects of withdrawal can be crippling and even dangerous. For this reason, our trained medical staff carefully oversees clients in detox at BriteLife. Clients are monitored by the medical team day and night and administered medications as needed to ensure a safe and comfortable detox.

Our medical team also works in conjunction with our therapists to treat any co-occurring disorders. These include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Throughout your time in residential drug rehab, you’ll receive ongoing medical assessments for any co-occurring conditions and will participate in individual and group counseling. We invite and encourage family members to participate in counseling sessions, when appropriate. Addiction is a family disease. Having the support of family members during this critical time can be majorly helpful, and family members often also benefit.

Intensive Therapies and Activities in Residential Care


There are fundamental biologic and culture differences between men and women in terms of substance use disorder. Gender differences are seen in rates of dependence, substance of choice, and how the brain reacts to substance abuse. Research also demonstrates that women and men have distinct reasons for substance abuse origins. Gender-sensitive treatment programs are responsive to all of these issues and address the unique needs of each gender in a secure and supportive clinical environment.

For this reason, BriteLife provides gender-sensitive substance abuse care in all our facilities. In fact, we plan to open our women’s residential program in BriteLife South Carolina and Pennsylvania in 2022. These programs will be supported by separate physical location residences.


Substance use disorder can happen to anyone. However, men and women experience addiction differently. For this reason, an all-male residential treatment center can be more successful for long-term recovery for several reasons. First example, men are depicted to be strong and less emotional, which may be a hurdle to treatment, as they may attempt to cover-up their real feelings in front of mixed group. At the same time, forming bonds and developing trust with fellow males has shown to be very beneficial to the recovery process. In BriteLife’s all-male residential treatment program, clients get the vital support needed from their contemporary’s.

residential program FOR WOMEN

Women also experience substance abuse differently. As a result, women discover (or rediscover) their self-worth and their ability to grow and in sobriety. They report feeling safe and secure in this environment, which includes female-only housing. In addition to providing individualized care, we offer new age, holistic therapy options that help to guide the spiritual, physical, and social journey toward healing and addiction recovery.

BriteLife makes every attempt to create a whole person approach at our women’s residential treatment program. We will encourage the most brave and beautiful side of each woman to help them rise to the occasion. Our satisfaction comes from seeing women complete a full continuum of care and successfully return to their families and careers.


Addiction treatment involves both psychological and social therapies to help the clients being treated to understand and cope with contributing factors to their addiction. This can be especially true for those who have a co-occurring disorder such as depression, PTSD, or anxiety.

Co-occurring disorders must be treated at the same time. For this reason, it’s important to have a treatment team that understands total health and wellbeing. As a result, individual therapy is critical for effective addiction treatment. While many programs integrate some forms of group therapy, real progress is often made in one-on-one therapy.

Teaching clients about the mental and emotional aspects of their addiction can help them recognize the triggers that may cause them to relapse. It is also helpful to empower clients to process the thought patterns that come with cravings and the relationships that may trigger relapse, so they can use coping skills to help them work through, or avoid, certain thoughts or circumstances that may prompt an addiction relapse.

The residential rehab programs at BriteLife are designed to provide a safe, welcoming environment where clients can focus on healing, wellness, and sobriety. Please call us at 866-470-2187 to find out if residential addiction care is right for you.

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