Bridges of Iowa offers hope and help to those suffering with addiction.
Our substance use disorder treatment program stands out from other facilities in many ways, beginning with a long-term, community-based approach. People do not fall into addiction and ruin their lives in 30 days, so it makes little sense to think these behaviors that are years in the making can be effectively changed with a 30-day program. Read More
The program begins with highly structured, supervised residential treatment that consists of:
- Group therapy
- One-on-one counseling
- Health & Wellness
- Community service
- Support groups including AA/NA, SMART Recovery and Celebrate Recovery
Halfway House Treatment
The Middle Phase entails clients taking on more responsibility and accountability while also gaining more freedom. This is the part of the program where they become employed. In this phase we help clients with:
- Interviewing skills
- We work with a multitude of local employers to help clients:
- Find a job
- Maintain that Job
- We administer trust accounts for all our clients that help:
- Manage their money
- Save money for graduation and becoming self-sustaining.
- Bridges of Iowa accepts individuals directly into our halfway house treatment program. Participation in our high-intensity residential treatment is not required for admission into this level of care.
This last phase of our program is when clients move out of our residential facility and into their own living arrangements where they:
- Continue their treatment in our outpatient program in the East Village which includes:
- Weekly group therapy sessions
- Monthly individual counseling sessions.
- Compliance with weekly drug testing
- Bridges of Iowa accepts individuals directly into our outpatient treatment program. Participation in our residential treatment is not required for outpatient admission.
Upon completion or graduation from our program, our clients are:
- Clean and sober for nearly a year or more
- Employed and contributing financially to a portion of their treatment costs
- Participating in a sober support network through, family, friends,12-steps, church, and other groups.
It is obvious to see how our long-term continuum of care truly prepares them for success.
We conduct bi-monthly graduation that include brief speeches from graduates and their families and conclude with a “crossing the bridge” ceremony.