Bridges of Hope

2200 North Madison Avenue

Bridges of Hope is a Joint Commission accredited adult substance abuse treatment program designed to achieve long-term recovery. The facility is licensed by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction of the State of Indiana for Detox, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient levels of care. Bridges of Hope is located in Anderson, Indiana and is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.


Bridges of Hope's treatment philosophy is anchored on evidence and the premise that alcoholism and drug addiction are clinical disorders that develop a dependence on mood/mind altering substances. The facility believes that treatment requires a clinical multidisciplinary approach consisting of assessment and identification of all related underlying issues.

The mission of Bridges of Hope is to provide comprehensive, integrated treatment services to individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. The approach to enhancing recovery and wellness is unique and sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of addictive diseases and behavioral health disorders.

The vision of Bridges of Hope is to be a center of excellence for the provision of behavioral health services. The facility is dedicated to supporting individuals suffering with drug addiction, and their families, while expanding treatment services to meet the needs of communities.


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It's amateur hour in the management dept. They are more concerned with the amount of money their making when they should worrying about actual treatment. There are many other facilities throughout the state that will give you the help you need. My advise is to go anywhere else. The nursing staff is great, and the tech staff does wheat they can. Communication between staff and clients is nonexistent. Communication between staff is something you would see in an elementary school between third grade students. If you're serious about your recovery go somewhere else. The only thing they're concerned with is money. This place should be SHUT DOWN!!!!!!
I will start by saying that the nursing staff was incredible. The chief nurse Carrie is an incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable human being. I'll never be able to thank her enough for the help she gave me. The Tech staff, (most of them new or so I was told) did what they could with the tools available to them. For that I'm also very grateful. The "management" of this "rehabilitation center" is an absolute joke. After being told for a week that there was no reason for me to be in detox, and that I would be moved to residential housing I learned that my insurance provider would cover seven days of detox treatment. Detox treatment cost somewhere around $3500 a day. Residential treatment cost somewhere around $2100 a day. Doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out where I'm going with this. With that being said, these people are out for the bottom line and aren't at all concerned with actual recovery. My opinion is that they couldn't manage a warm cup of piss. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This place is the real deal. Thank you to all staff that has helped me along my journey, proud to say that I have been sober for 7 months thanks to the foundation that was built at Bridges.
I am what is considered a dual diagnosis patient. Once I was detoxed from my drug of choice my therapist got right to addressing my mental health. I had family sessions and one on ones with her. We have only barely scraped the surface but after 33 days I feel like a new man. I look forward to continueing to find out why I am the way I am. Can not speak highly enough about upper management and staff, they truly care. Not your typical “turn and burn” treatment center. It’s a lifelong journey, but I’m glad my beginning was at bridges.
This place gave me my son back-Point blank PERIOD. I am a very satisfied father and would like to personally thank all the staff that helped piece back our family.
Bridges of hope gave my son the tools to live a clean and sober life.
This place has forever changed my life. No better place to go in the state of Indiana.
Thank you for giving me my brother back. The whole environment is set for a clean and true recovery, one day at a time.
Bridges of Hope is a great place to help you overcome your addictions. One of my close friends completed an inpatient program, he said a lot of positive things about the facility, staff, and the environment. I believe that Bridges of Hope saved my friend's life.
I choose this place because in the reviews I could only see positive comments and happy patients, so here is another good comment. I give a 10/10 to Bridges since it didn't only helped me with my addiction problem but also with my entire life, I was able to put it together and now I can say I am doing well in every aspect. Before the treatment I was alone and hopeless, now I want to give hope to everyone struggling with addiction. At Bridges of Hope it is possible!
BEST. PLACE. EVER This place saved my life. Period
Forever changed my life, Bridges has helped shape me Into a better man.
My cousin came in here shaking like a leaf, we were frightened to leave him at another treatment center. Thank god he went to BoH, he is now clean and sober 114 days. Its simply a miracle, top flight staff and gorgeous facility. HIGHLY recommend!
Bridget of hope is a safe haven for any addiction. The staff are impecable and extremely loving. They work their hardest to make your stay their smooth and don't treat you like an outcast or addict. Best rehab I've ever seen and would recommend for anyone struggling. Thank u bridges of hope for being the light at the end of the tunnel for so many broken lives.
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Comprehensive, tailor-made treatment is what Bridges of Hope is. Every place I visited in the midwest was dirty and the staff was unfriendly. It was hard to drop my boyfriend off at these places because I felt like he wasn't going to be in good hands. I instantly felt secure when I walked through Bridges of Hope's doors. Thank you to Angela for taking care of my boyfriend, she's an awesome therapist. We even had family therapy!!
I received excellent care and great therapy. Finally learned what was wrong with me and how to live a healthy, drug-free, and productive life!
Bridges of Hope saved my family memebers life. I don’t know where they would be today if they didn’t go to treatment here. Thank you Bridges of Hope!!
I can’t say enough good things about this place. They have given my daughter her life back. She went into treatment with legal issues and they went above and beyond in helping her through the sentencing process. I am so proud to say that she has 114 days clean and sober, I am a grateful mother... Thank you Bridges of Hope.
Beautiful facility with a non institutional feel! I have been to many rehabs but there was a magic in that building ! Thank you to the staff for putting up with my nonsense. They cared for me until I could begin to care for myself.
My cousin went to Bridges. He kept wanting to leave but the staff didn't give up on him. I'm proud to say that he now has 78 days clean and sober. He is working and focused on himself for the first time in his life.
I have suffered with a mental illness (schizoaffective disorder) my whole life. Pair that with an addiction to methamphetamine for the past 8 years and I had a disaster of a life. Thank you to Bridges of Hope for showing me compassionate treatment in a non-institutional setting. I honestly felt like family.
Bridges of Hope helped put my life back on track, thank god they came to Indiana. I am finally beginning to find my purpose again.


Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.

Joint Commission Accreditation: Yes
Accreditation Number: 604697

State License:

State Licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow rehab organizations to conduct business legally within a certain geographical area. Typically, the kind of program a rehab facility offers, along with its physical location, determines which licenses are required to operate legally.

State License: Indiana


The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is a professional association that represents organizations in the field of addiction services. Founded in 1978, NAATP's mission is to advance addiction services and ensure that high-quality addiction treatment is available and accessible.

NAATP Member: Yes
Member ID: 18859


Programs for Women

Programs for Men

Young Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Smoking Permitted

Treatment Duration : 30-90 days

Beds Available : 20


Self-pay Options

Private Insurance

Military Insurance

Financing Available

Detox Services:

Subacute Detox:

Subacute detox is a way of ridding a patient's body of substances in a safe way. Less intensive than acute detox, subacute detox frequently involves both the use of certain prescription drugs to help the body transition safely to being substance-free, as well as counseling and therapy. Sub-acute detox programs are either residential, where you stay at the facility, or outpatient, where you attend treatment during the day but sleep off-site. Subacute programs vary in length, depending on the addiction. For example, those dependent on benzodiazepines benefit from a slow tapering-off process that can take several months. Sub-acute detox is sometimes used as a second-tier treatment for those who've already completed a more rigorous inpatient detox program.

Medication-Assisted Treatment:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Buprenorphine Detox:

Buprenorphine (brand name Subutex, among others) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine can prevent or significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to get and stay off opioids. Sometimes used alongside naloxone, dosage depends on the severity of each case. Many people stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some gradually reduce the dosage to come off it.


Vivitrol is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence. Administered only with medical approval, VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain, which helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse. VIVITROL is non-addictive and extended-release, so it only needs to be taken once a month. Before starting VIVITROL, you must be opioid-free for at least 7-10 days in order to avoid sudden opioid withdrawal symptoms.


Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse, making recovery easier. It comes either in pill form (ReVia, Depade), taken once a day; or in an injectable form (Vivitrol), administered monthly. Patients must not have any illegal opioids or opioid medication in their system for at least 7-10 days before starting naltrexone (this includes methadone, so if you’re switching from methadone to naltrexone, you must wait until your system is clear).

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.

Level of Care:

Medically Assisted Detox:

Bridges of Hope's detoxification program provides patients with safe medical detoxification by monitoring and stabilizing withdrawal risks, biomedical conditions and complications. The rehabilitation program follows the detoxification program and provides patients with therapeutic interventions focused on developing and maintaining a healthy recovery from alcoholism and other chemical dependencies. Admission criteria are clearly stated. Any person suffering from symptoms of substance abuse withdrawal who are voluntarily willing to participate in the treatment process, are at least eighteen (18) years of age, are not actively suicidal or homicidal, and are medically capable of participating in treatment, will be a candidate for the detoxification program within Bridges of Hope, LLC. Admission and Discharge Criteria are established by The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Program Admission and Discharge Criteria.

Intensive Outpatient:

Clients will attend educational sessions on a variety of topics relating to addiction recovery and coping with mental illnesses. These groups review the latest research in addiction treatment to educate them on developing better coping strategies for dealing with their condition after they complete treatment. Intensive outpatient clients will learn how to identify and understand their triggers for using drugs and practice better life habits to prevent them from relapsing. Clients will also learn how to identify high-risk situations associated with drug use, how to change their behavior for the better and avoid bad influences. These group meetings and individual planning sessions focus on helping their intensive outpatient clients build a solid foundation in their early recovery and give them the tools they need successfully integrate back into society after treatment.


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. This level of care typically consists of less than 9 hours of services per week for adults to provide recovery or motivational enhancement therapies and strategies. It encompasses organized services that may be delivered in a wide variety of settings.


Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements. Bridges of Hope's residential treatment program provides 24-hour care with trained therapists, medical staff, and behavioral health technicians to provide quality treatment for you or your loved one.


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 and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Individualized Treatment:

Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Sober Living Homes:

Sober Living Houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.

Partial Hospitalization Program:

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term form of intensive rehab, usually for those with acute symptoms that are hard to manage but don’t require 24-hour care. PHPs have structured programming (i.e. individual and/or group therapy), and usually meet 3-5 days a week for around 6 hours (i.e. 9am-3m). Some PHPs are residential (patients sleep on site) and some are not, so patients sleep at home. PHPs can last from 1-6 months, and some offer transportation and meals.

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).

Treatment Focus:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs 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.


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.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Therapy Programs:

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.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

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.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Equine Therapy:

Equine therapy, aka equine-assisted therapy (EAT), is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions and activities with horses. It does not necessarily involve riding horses, but all activities related to horses, such as feeding, grooming, haltering and leading them. A mental health professional frequently oversees the activities (often in conjunction with a horse professional), and helps patients process their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns during and/or after the interaction.

Family Therapy:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

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:

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.

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.


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Bridges of Hope
Last Updated: 03/21/2019

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