Recovery Centers of America Welcomes Elizabeth Vargas to Bracebridge Hall on October 26

Vargas to serve as featured speaker introducing Bracebridge Hall to
the Earleville community

EARLEVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#1800Recovery–As Maryland’s opioid- and heroin-related deaths climb at an alarming
, Recovery
Centers of America
(RCA) opens a new centralized, community-based
recovery campus at Bracebridge
, with the help of ABC’s Elizabeth

Based in Earleville, Maryland, Bracebridge Hall, a Recovery Centers of
America company, officially opened to the community on October 5. On
Wednesday, October 26, Elizabeth Vargas will join professionals in the
drug and alcohol addiction space, concerned citizens, dignitaries, and
guests as the company showcases its newest center for addiction
medicine. The ABC anchor, who has traveled the world covering breaking
news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting
newsmaker interviews, is personally in recovery and advocates for
victims of substance use disorder, recently recounting her journey in
her book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. The
book details Vargas’ struggles with anxiety and alcohol, and tells a
powerful story of healing and coping.

Vargas, who currently serves as the co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with David
Muir, was credited by The New York Times for reinvigorating the
newsmagazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting. She has
interviewed leaders from around the world, including President Bush from
the Oval Office. Vargas has also anchored ABC News coverage of live,
breaking stories, including the deaths of President Ronald Reagan and
John F. Kennedy, Jr., as well as Hurricane Katrina’s devastation from
the Gulf Coast.

“We applaud Ms. Vargas for speaking candidly about her battle with
alcoholism and using her public platform to show that meaningful
recovery can be achieved. We are greatly looking forward to her joining
us at our upcoming Open House,” says Bracebridge Hall CEO Dr. Barbara

The Open House on October 26, which begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2
p.m. will include a traditional afternoon garden lunch, personalized
tours, information on RCA’s clinical programs, and remarks from Vargas,
in addition to Maryland
Executive Director for Behavioral Health Dr. Barbara Bazron
, Founder
and CEO
of Recovery Centers of America Brian O’Neill
, and families who have
been affected by addiction.

The historical property, which was once considered for purchase by
Michael Jackson, who spent three nights there, and NFL legend Brett
Favre, sits tranquilly between Grove Neck and the Chesapeake. Today, the
estate delivers clinical care for each patient’s unique need, with 39
beds and an approach founded on integrated, evidence-based behavioral
health and medication-assisted therapies. The boutique nature of
Bracebridge Hall enables therapists, counselors, and doctors to bring
individualized attention to patients, complete with specialized
treatment for a variety of drug addictions, along with treatment for
behavioral health issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, and
bipolar disorder.

In commenting on the unique design of the estate, renowned architect, David
, the visionary behind the mansion, commented, “While the
house was built as a private residence to be enjoyed by family and
friends, it’s now used in another way. Its many rooms allow for privacy,
and with the exceptional views from almost every one, it could not be
better suited to its current situation. It’s a place where anyone can
seek solace and reflection, and feel as if they are safe.”

Treatment regimens incorporate yoga, spinning, tennis, music and art
therapies, peer recovery support services, personal fitness training,
and massage therapy. In addition, the facility offers an executive
component geared toward business leaders who need to run their business
while in treatment. The facility will provide access to technology, and
other amenities to suit this population’s needs while patients will have
access to conveniences commensurate with a five-star hotel, including
farm-to-table dining, beautifully decorated lounge areas and rooms, a
business center, a heliport, and contact to private aircraft
transportation. For more information visit
or call 1-888-RECOVERY now.

About Recovery Centers of America

Based in King of Prussia, PA, Recovery Centers of America is committed
to advocating for the 22+ million Americans suffering from substance use
disorders. The company, which is opening treatment centers throughout
the Northeast, is transforming the way treatment is delivered in an
industry in desperate need of change. Recovery Centers of America’s
neighborhood-based centers for addiction medicine are designed based on
the latest scientific research that indicates sustained recovery is more
likely when patients stay connected to and supported by family and
friends while building other, ongoing support networks. By allowing
patients to receive treatment in an atmosphere more akin to a college
campus with Starbucks-like appeal, Recovery Centers of America helps
overcome the stigma of addiction and its treatment, an essential
component to assisting individuals in treatment and entering long term
meaningful recovery.

For more information visit,
dial 1-800-RECOVERY or visit



Company Contact
Recovery Centers of America
Raleigh, Vice President of Business Development

Gregory FCA
Katie Kennedy, Vice President