An anabranch is a portion of a river or stream that diverts—that is, branches off from—the main channel but then rejoins it again downstream. At Anabranch Recovery Center, we believe this is a useful way to think about treatment for a substance use disorder.
Think of your day-to-day life, with all of its joys and challenges, as the main channel of your experience. If drugs or alcohol are polluting that primary channel, it is time to get help. When you make a decision to seek help and go through detoxification and rehabilitation in a residential setting, you are creating a new branch in your river. For a period of time you are following a different path—an anabranch.
But the key thing to remember is this: an anabranch rejoins the main channel after its journey away. And that, of course, is the central goal of recovery—to help you get sober and stay sober so that you can rejoin the main channel of your life free from the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Anabranch Recovery Center is a 66-bed primary substance use disorder treatment facility serving adult men and women in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the surrounding area. Anabranch specializes in the evidence-based MAAEZ Program developed by the National Institutes of Health senior scientist, Dr. Lee Kaskutas. Research shows that individuals who complete the MAAEZ Program have a 10% higher rate of abstinence from alcohol and other drugs after 12 months than those who undergo other traditionally used treatments. Anabranch’s services include detox and residential treatment, providing 24-hour care from trained professional nursing and clinical staff. Additionally Anabranch offers a robust family program, grounded in a spirit of kindness and compassion, designed to educated and support family members.
Anabranch Recovery Center is proud to be part of the nationwide Summit Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, and will be the 24th facility to join the Summit BHC family.