Sense of Community and Togetherness
All aspects of the residential experience at BTG are designed to be calming, comfortable, and community-focused. From our picturesque surroundings in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to our fully-appointed residences, the environment at BTG is designed to remove the stressors so common in daily life and promote a sense of peace. This serene and supportive atmosphere allows clients to focus on the work of their recovery, while achieving spiritual and emotional healing. Within this tranquil and self-reflective setting, clients become members of a tight-knit recovery community where they engage in daily and house-related tasks as a team, help to both encourage and hold one another accountable, and grow to be invaluable personal supports for each other on their journeys to recovery.
Friendly Small Town Atmosphere
Our treatment facility and client houses are all centrally located in historic Winchester, Virginia. The oldest Virginia town west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Winchester is rich in heritage and natural beauty. Winchester is a vibrant and beautiful small town boasting centuries-old buildings and architecture, diverse dining and charming shopping locales, and conveniences typically found in much larger metropolitan areas.
Just a few hours driving distance from major Mid-Atlantic cities, the Winchester area is an outdoor and nature enthusiast’s dream, and our clients enjoy top-notch hiking and wilderness experiences on retreats and weekend outings. Home to a long-standing and large community of recovery, our location also allows clients to gain a strong foothold in 12 step programs and networks by attending local meetings during their time in treatment.
All of our residences provide a well-appointed, relaxed, and comfortable environment, so clients can enjoy the comforts of home while working on healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Drayton and Sharrett Houses, main residences for early recovery (Phase I and II) clients, and Hamilton House, our structured sober living facility for longer-term clients, provide all of the features of a normal home, including:
- Spacious island-style, fully-appointed kitchens
- Dining room, living room, and library/reading areas
- Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms
- Front and back porches/patios for relaxing and gathering
- In-home laundry facilities
- Telephone, television, and internet access.*
All of our residential houses offer a comfortable setting where clients can relax, prepare meals, work on therapeutic assignments, enjoy sober activities, and bond with their peers.
*Telephone and television time are provided on a structured basis to Phase I and II clients.
Convenience and Support
Ensuring that clients are safe and happy is our first priority, and our experienced, compassionate residential staff is on duty 24 hours a day in our early recovery (Phase I and II) houses to provide specialized care and support, as well as attend to personal and transportation needs. A member of our clinical team and our lead physician are also on-call around-the-clock to attend to any issues or emergencies that may arise.
Transportation is provided for residential Phase I and Phase II clients from the houses to the treatment facility each weekday as well as to any weekend activities. Self-transportation is necessary for Phase III and Phase IV clients.