The Bridge Nebraska

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The Bridge Behavioral Health located in Lincoln, Nebraska is a professional, nationally-accredited treatment center, specializing in treating alcoholism and drug addiction. The Bridge Behavioral Health offers a Medical Withdrawal Unit, treatment and recovery support. The Bridge Behavioral Health is located at Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Bridge Nebraska 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.


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/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. 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.

Rehab Services:

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 The Bridge Nebraska offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Our voluntary Medical Withdrawal Unit serves women and men age 19 and older who need medical supervision during the withdrawal process. Staff include 24-hour registered nursing care and licensed alcohol and drug counselors, who help clients prepare for treatment, provide case management, and arrange follow-up care. Stays are typically three to five days.

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

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)

The Bridge Behavioral Health offers Outpatient Treatment for both men and women 19 and older. Outpatient allows clients to maintain their connections with the community (such as a job, school or family) while participating in treatment. Family Care is available to help repair relationships and build a support system. This evidence-based treatment may be one-on-one and/or in a group setting and addresses both substance use and mental health. The Bridge counselors work with other community programs to implement individual recovery plans.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are for men 19 and older. Clients stay at The Bridge from 30 days to 10 months in this structured program. They address issues that led to addiction, cope with personal trauma, learn life skills, and address medical needs. The Bridge’s residential program is specifically designed so the person finds safe passage from addiction to sober living. While in treatment, clients will have the opportunity for better nutrition thanks to a commercial kitchen built in 2015. Clients will get established with a medical home if they don’t have one. Family Care is available to help repair relationships and build a support system. Daily sobriety support meetings are held in the building to allow clients to hear from individuals who have found long-term sobriety and perhaps to find a sponsor or peer for support. When graduating, clients have a plan to support their recovery and ongoing care choices.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers 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.

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. 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.

Aftercare Support

Research shows that clients who get involved in continuing care after treatment are more likely to remain clean and sober. The Bridge helps people stay sober through a variety of special programs and community events, that include The Continuing Care Group and The Alumni Group. The Bridge sponsors social events like Tailgate Straight and Soberoke, which are alcohol-free and open to the public. In addition, self-help groups, such as AA, NA and Al-anon meet regularly at The Bridge.

Therapies Offered:

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.

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.

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. Residential Clients have the opportunity to learn kitchen skills and enjoy health meals.

The Bridge Nebraska Highlights:

Both residential and outpatient treatment options are offered by The Bridge in response to each client’s individual needs. Treatment plans address a range of substance abuse and mental health issues. Tested and trusted treatment methods help clients maintain sobriety, and family support helps families encourage clients in treatment and find community resources.
Respite Care is available for people who have a plan to attend treatment and are waiting for an opening or need a break from their current treatment program. Respite clients stay up to 7 days and work on specific issues during their stay. Respite care is for men and women 19 and older.
Residential Area


  • CARF


  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment

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  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults