BRIDGES: Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Treatment works. People do recover.

Community Mental Healthcare’s BRIDGES Program is a 12- to 18-month program that uses proven medications and individual and group counseling to treat those battling addiction to alcohol and opiates, such as heroin or prescription painkillers.

Recovery is not a destination. Recovery is a process.

The BRIDGES Program works for those who truly want to recover. The healing process takes time and can be very difficult both mentally and physically. The recovery program is uniquely designed to help you through those struggles.

Our medical staff will determine what medication will work best for you - Suboxone, ReVia, or Vivitrol. Due to the nature of the medications used, a strict process must be followed. This process includes completing a health assessment with labs, a minimum of 16 recovery-based meetings per month, weekly one-on-one counseling sessions, and complete sobriety.

How do you get started?

If you are battling an addiction to alcohol or opiates, please call Community Family Health Center at 330.365.1781 or visit the health office. A confidential pre-screening will be conducted to ensure you qualify for the program.

If qualified, your counselor will work with you to get you scheduled into the program as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive medication at my first appointment?
Certain health screenings and lab work will likely need to be completed prior to you receiving any medications. Full agonist medications (eg. ReVia, Vivitrol) require you to be clean for a minimum of 10 days prior to receiving your first oral dose. Partial agonist medications (eg. Suboxone) require you to be clean for a minimum of 48-72 hours before induction of that medication.

Is the program free?
The health center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances. A sliding-fee scale also is available for those who may not be covered otherwise. For more information, call the health center at 330.365.1781. If you have questions about your health care coverage options, ask to speak with our enrollment specialist.

What happens if I relapse while on the medication?
The success of your recovery requires honesty with our recovery staff and, most importantly, yourself! If you were to use any substances during treatment, you must communicate that to your provider so a plan can be implemented to get you back on your path to recovery.