Brighton Center for Recovery provides a children’s program based on the Betty Ford Children’s Program model. Founded in 1948 and incorporated in 1950, Brighton Center for Recovery was one of America’s first addiction treatment hospitals. Brighton’s founder, Harry Henderson, had much help and involvement in the establishment of the center from Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment is based on the belief 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. Brighton continues its legacy of help, hope and healing for individuals, families, and children through a variety of services including inpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosis, detox, and educational services. As part of its children’s program, it offers a 3-day Children’s Addiction Prevention Program, for children 7 to 12 years of age.