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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

Residential Treatment

The Front End of the program is a 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:

    • Resumes
    • Interviewing skills
    • Transportation
  • We work with a multitude of local employers to help clients:
    • Find a job
    • Maintain that Job
  • We manage trust accounts for all our clients to help them:
    • 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.

Outpatient Treatment

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.

Graduation

Upon completion or graduation from our program, our clients:

    • Have been clean and sober for nearly a year or more
    • Been employed and contributing financially to a small portion of their treatment costs
    • Have built 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 sets them up for success. 

  • We conduct bi-monthly graduation (Graduation ceremonies are currently on hold due to COVID-19) where we do a “crossing the bridge” ceremony.

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