Bridge Back to Life Center - Downtown

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Bridge Back to Life Center - Downtown is located in Brooklyn, New York. Bridge Back to Life Center - Downtown focuses on substance use disorders. Their goal is to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for individuals and their families throughout the New York metro area.

Bridge Back to Life Center - Downtown Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Rehab Services:

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences. Their Ancillary Withdrawal program provides a safe and comfortable way to manage withdrawal symptoms and alleviate your cravings from alcohol, opiates or sedatives, while preparing and transitioning you into substance abuse treatment. Their team of physicians, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and nurses utilize a milieu of medication therapies including Suboxone and Vivitrol.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.

Naltrexone

Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Bridge Back to Life Center - Downtown offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Their clinical team consists of Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Marital and Family Therapists, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to treat mental health disorders.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Upon intake, all clients will be given a confidential, intensive, diagnostic evaluation to determine your individual clinical needs and the appropriate level of care. They are committed to developing individualized and personalized treatment plans in order to maximize your treatment experience at Bridge Back to Life. They understand the importance of maintaining a close working relationship with employers, unions and EAP representatives. They can provide back to work/school conferences when clinically indicated.

12-Step

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. At Bridge Back to Life, they view the family and significant others in your life to be an integral part of your recovery process. They will provide a psycho-educational program, counseling and support services to assist in their understanding of the progressive, chronic effects of your disease.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Bridge Back to Life Center - Downtown Highlights:

They only employ professionally trained mental health intervention and substance abuse counselors. Their Masters and Doctoral level therapists provide quality care in most treatment modalities, including group, individual, and family psychotherapies. They are also capable of meeting the behavioral health needs of clients through an integrated, trauma-informed, and multidisciplinary team approach including a psychiatric nurse, social worker/licensed mental health counselor, and psychiatrist.
The Impaired Professionals Program's goal is to treat a wide range of professionals who are in need of help with substance abuse and recovery. The program treats physicians, physician assistants, nurses, attorneys, pharmacists, social workers and other health care professionals. They have developed and continue relationships with referring state agencies to monitor the health care professional in treatment.
They provide OASAS Evaluations and Court Ordered Screening and Assessments as well as psychoeducational counseling groups for DWI/DUI related offenses.
Since 1988, Bridge Back to Life Center has provided addiction disorder treatment and counseling services to recovering individuals who are involved within the Criminal Justice System. Their Justice Involved program is designed to serve returning citizens by utilizing a wide variety of tools and resources for treatment, recovery, and prevention.

Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Bridge Back to Life offers groups designed to meet the needs of the LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ community has many specifically related to substance abuse. There are higher rates of substance abuse in the community than any other population. Individual counseling which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychotherapy and 12 step facilitation assist to help the client continue in and with the recovery process. Groups include Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Relapse Prevention, Phase II/III and the LGBTQ group.
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • The ARCH Program is a confidential outpatient treatment option for service members, veterans, uniformed personnel, and family members struggling with issues of addiction and stress related to their military experience. Treatment is available to all branches of service, eras of service, and discharge statuses. ARCH is insurance based, and accepts most insurance plans, including Tricare.

Payment:

  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in New York

  • Bridge Back to Life Center - Manhattan-Midtown 500 8th Avenue Suite 906 New York, NY 10018
  • Bridge Back to Life Center - Victory Boulevard 1688 Victory Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10314
  • Bridge Back to Life Center - Nassau-Suffolk 4271 Hempstead Turnpike #2 Bethpage, NY 11714
  • Bridge Back to Life Center - Coney Island Avenue 3044 Coney Island Avenue 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11235