What treatment at The Bridges involves

The Bridges tailors treatment to the individual’s needs, strengths and motivations. A full treatment programme consists of two stages. In the first stage we aim to give people the skills and motivation to change. In the second stage we prepare clients for a life away from drugs, alcohol and crime, including staying in their own self-contained flat within the rehab. This gives clients a safe space to continue their recovery whilst preparing to return to the community.

The programme uses a mixture of one-to-one's and group sessions. Treatment uses evidence-based interventions, such as the 12 Step model of recovery as developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The programme also uses elements of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and the Seeking Safety approach.

The Bridges is a therapeutic community in which staff and clients play an active role in the running of the project. We encourage collective openness and sharing in order to maintain a supportive, therapeutic environment in which individuals can achieve their goals.

Alongside our 12 and 24 week 1st and 2nd stage programmes, we also offer shorter-duration, bespoke treatment episodes of 2-6 weeks. This shorter treatment anchors clients into abstinence-based recovery before supporting them to access the recovery capital back in their home communities.

For further information about our treatment options, please contact the team on 01482 588454.

The Bridges reinforces a key message central to every Forward service, that every person – given the right support – is capable of profound and lasting change.
- Mike Trace, CEO, Forward