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The Bridge to Recovery in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a residential treatment facility that has been around since 1972. Programs offer individualized care that is holistic and trauma-informed that strives to get to the root of the addiction in a safe and supportive therapeutic setting.
Accommodations and Food
The Bridge to Recovery has four buildings on the property, which is on 100 acres near Nashville, Tennessee. A creek divides the grounds and in order to cross from one side to the next clients use the walking bridge, which is a recognizable symbol of the facility. The four buildings are where clients stay during their programming. The Lodge is where a majority of the therapeutic treatment takes place, and where the dining room, staff offices, work out room and rec room are located.
The women’s residence, Lorne’s Place, is a three-story home that can accommodate up to 15 women in six bedrooms. The men’s facility is a ranch style home, known as the Denski House, which can fit 12 men in total. Both the residences have two living rooms, and three full bathrooms. The bedrooms are shared and furnished with full beds, dressers and nightstands. Also on the grounds is an original log cabin, which has had a bit of reconstruction in 2014, and now holds alumni events and training.
Three meals a day are offered cafeteria style are healthy and well balanced. There are also snacks, like fruit, provided throughout the day.
Treatment and Staff
The Bridge utilizes experiential, holistic and spiritual therapy methods in order to get to the root of the issues and treat the whole person, not just the addiction. Treatment is broken into three phases that range from two to 12 weeks. Each phase focuses on delving into past experiences and relationships and facing the addiction head on. During this time, clients have group therapy that has a ratio of three clients to once therapist, and discuss the 12 steps, attachment and co-dependence and healthy boundaries.
There are several therapeutic activities and modalities that are used, like equine therapy, brainspotting, yoga and meditation. Specialized programming for clients with a co-occurring disorders, or have had frequent relapses, is offered through psychoeducation lectures and groups. The treatment is individualized to every clients needs and provides specific therapy options. The clinical staff of 15 includes four equine specialists and is comprised of therapists with vast experience in addiction counseling and care. Accreditations include LCSW, CADC, LMFT and trauma specialists.
The facility provides many amenities and activities, like a ropes course, hiking trails, or nature excursions to nearby caves and waterfall.
There is a three-day intensive family program where client’s families or spouses come to the facility for group and individual therapy and educational lectures that help the client and loved ones learn how to support each other. For professionals who are in the addiction field, there are group trainings and events offered at the facility in order to provide a therapeutic respite.
The treatment approach at The Bridge to Recovery encourages the client to explore their past traumas and learn to love themselves. By unearthing underlying issues from childhood or early traumas, it allows the individual to begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and begin the process of recovery.
The Bridge to Recovery Location
1745 The Bridge Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
The Bridge to Recovery Cost
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