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Bradford Health Services Opens “A Reprieve for Women” in Tuscaloosa Featured

16 Sep 2016
Bradford Health Services opened "A Reprieve for Women" on Sept. 9 in Tuscaloosa. Bradford Health Services opened "A Reprieve for Women" on Sept. 9 in Tuscaloosa. Bradford Health Services on Facebook

Women dealing with addiction recovery have a new option for treatment in Tuscaloosa. Bradford Health Services recently opened “A Reprieve for Women,” a six-month, 12-step program of recovery, life skills development, career exploration and college readiness.

The program is housed in a nearly 7500-square-foot, seven-bedroom home in Tuscaloosa. There is room for 16 women.

In a news release, Bradford called “A Reprieve for Women” an “innovative program of addiction recovery in which women can begin to heal from their disease while focusing on spirituality, community and self.”

Bradford Health Services explained the idea behind A Reprieve for Women in greater detail.  

Because addiction separates individuals from self, from spirituality and from others, the Bradford staff seeks to create a caring environment while using recovery tools to assist these women in becoming productive members of the community. The program helps each woman create a blueprint for recovery through intensive personal work.

  The Reprieve for Women program was created in part by Dr. Adam Downs, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Downs, who has 10 years of experience in primary and long-term residential programs, is a clinician in the field of substance abuse treatment for young, or emerging, adults.

Prior to coming to Bradford, Downs served as the director of Substance Abuse Services at the University of Alabama. Downs received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, with research and clinical interests in the study of substance abuse and addiction studies. He received his doctorate in human development and family studies from Michigan State University.

Downs will oversee all clinical services for the emerging adult programming continuum, including primary care for patients at Bradford’s Madison campus, transition to male patient services at Reprieve sites in Tuscaloosa and Opelika, transition to female patient services at A Reprieve for Women in Tuscaloosa, as well as intensive outpatient programs in 24 regional locations that Bradford serves.

To learn more about A Reprieve for Women, call Anna McCoy at (205) 409-9050.

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