Brighton Recovery

ic boundaries, no racial, or any kind of personal boundaries; it is pervasive in every sector.Wher- ever there are human beings, this disease lives and thrives. So, we are treating the human being, and the people treating people are people, them- selves.” One way in which Brighton treats people is by helping those who are employed keep their jobs, while helping those who are not, to get one. “We do work with a lot of people who are already employed,” says Saul. “We try to fight in any way we can to help them keep their jobs because a lot of them come through on ‘job jeopardy.’ The folks who aren’t employed - we’re constantly looking for partners out in the community to help with job placement. Our case managers are working with them, or taking them to interviews before discharge. That falls within that individual ap- proach to treatment – it’s based on what each person needs.” Saul says, that, going forward, he would like to continue to keep things small, “so we can indi- vidualize the care, because that seems to be the model that works best for us and, in my mind, that’s how you treat people with dignity and respect and not create a ‘treatment mill,’ where you’re just pumping people in and out of treat- We think ahead so you can take care of what matters Business Insurance | Commercial Insurance Employee Benefits | Personal Insurance | Specialty BRIGHTON RECOVERY CENTER ment, while focusing on the bottom line.” That being said, Brighton Recovery Center is still a for-profit business, itself, subsisting on its relationships with insurance companies and its private payers, and Saul does believe in growing the company. So, it is expanding again, adding a sober living and outpatient community center in Salt Lake City to its two original residential cen- ters, each with its own, coinciding outpatient pro- gram. “It’s something we’re really excited about,” he exclaims. “We’re going to start a model here in Utah that doesn’t yet exist, and we’re looking at changing the face of the recovery community in the Salt Lake area for the better.We’re constantly working to de-stigmatize the disease. Our com- munity center, I think, will change the way that people in Utah are looking at early recovery in the addiction world.” In several more years, Saul says if things are functioning smoothly, he may think about further growth. “If down the line, we’re doing well, and we want to replicate our model somewhere else, then we’ll have that conversation. Right now, my vision is to always be on the cutting edge of disease concepts, and always offering evi- dence-based care and what’s new and known to be working - one person at a time.” PREFERRED VENDOR n Trustco Insurance