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The Bridge Recovery Homes

How It Works

Believe it or not, most addicts who are working on maintaining their sobriety and living life in recovery look JUST LIKE YOU! Living in a recovery home is no different.

A NEW FREEDOM AND A NEW HAPPINESS

Most 12-step programs talk about "the promises". It takes time to understand...
Most 12-step programs talk about "the promises". It takes time to understand and experience some of these promises, but in the end, they are NOT extravagant, and they do get fulfilled. Sometimes more quickly - when living together and doing the work. Sometimes slowly - when you're not. Work it; you're worth it.

PEOPLE LIKE ME

The people here have made a choice to stop their addictive behaviors and start...
The people here have made a choice to stop their addictive behaviors and start living healthy lives. They've completed a treatment program, are actively working a program and are commited to their sobriety, or they've worked a program, relapsed, and are working hard to get back on their feet. They're working at a job or looking for a new one.

SOBRIETY AS FIRST STEP TO RECOVERY

Sobriety is expected in the house; but sobriety is just the beginning...
Sobriety is expected in the house; but sobriety is just the beginning. Living in recovery implies a new level of freedom that most of us have never known. We strongly encourgage a lifestyle of continued therapy, healthy diet, mental and phyical fitness (such as tai chi, yoga, or acupuncture), and spiritual practice such as prayer and mindfulness meditation.

COMMUNITY VS ISOLATION

Family should be connected (addiction is a disease of isolation). We work...
Family should be connected (addiction is a disease of isolation). We work around the house together. We actually sit down and eat dinner together. We talk with each other about the issues we're facing. We respectfully interact with our neighbors. We share our experience, strength, and hope with one another.

WHAT HOME "SHOULD" REALLY BE LIKE

We ALL need a place to call home - NOT all of us had a healthy home to grow up in...
We ALL need a place to call home - NOT all of us had a healthy home to grow up in, nor do some of us know what that should look or feel like. At the core, home is safe. It's a place where you feel welcome, respected, and understood for who you are - not for a better or future version of you.

HEALTHY RULES AND CHORES

Home is a place that's clean and orderly yet warm and inviting...
Home is a place that's clean and orderly yet warm and inviting. Like gardening or nurturing a child, this takes active work. Fundamental chores need to get done routinely to make home feel fresh. In addition "family" rules are essential to ensuring respectful interactions and maintaining a peaceful, serene environment.