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It is our mission to provide the community with quality, cost effective chemical dependency and associated behavioral services, and balance the need of our patients with available resources.
A History of Help, Hope and Healing
Brighton Hospital was founded more than 50 years ago on visionary Harry Henderson?s belief that alcoholism is a treatable disease. When Harry opened the doors of his gracious country-home style treatment center nestled in a serene setting, he set a high standard for
Brighton continues to be a standard bearer and innovator in chemical dependency treatment based on the medical model and 12-step program participation. We now know that addiction to any other drug, including heroin, marijuana, crack/cocaine, prescription drugs and methamphetamine also can be treated when people find help and hope. People with a
chemical dependency and their families find both at Brighton?a fully licensed and accredited acute care hospital.
One of Harry?s colleagues was Dr. Bill Wilson, a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. They believed that alcoholism is a physical, mental and spiritual disease that can be treated with
medical intervention, counseling and a strong spiritual life supported by 12-step programs.
That belief still guides all addiction treatment at Brighton, along with a healthy dose of compassion, patience, love, and powerful, ongoing concern for people with addictions
and their families.
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