WestBridge is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the recovery of men and their families who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. We provide fully integrated continuum of services including residential, community-based care and Family Education & Support, to help individuals and their families achieve a healthy life of recovery.
WestBridge is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the long-term recovery of men and their families, who are experiencing co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Our services are designed according to evidence-based practices that were developed through research on co-occurring disorders.
Our residential programs are safe, home-like environments that provide support and evaluation for men who are experiencing increased stress or whose lives have become chaotic as a result of their mental illness and substance use. The average length of stay in our residential programs is three to six months; however, we place no limit on the time an individual has with us. Our caring professionals are on-site, 24 hours a day, to provide support, treatment intervention, encouragement and monitoring. Each resident participates in individual, family and group counseling, wellness activities, medication services, psychiatric evaluation and self-help. Each residence also employs a full-time chef who prepares healthy and delicious meals.
As participants make progress, we support them in becoming increasingly involved in community activities, including work and school. We also design an individualized transition plan with each participant that includes ongoing support from our Care Management team and gradual movement toward an independent residence.
Our Care Management Services are based on the extensively researched Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. ACT teams provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have been proven to help reduce the number of hospital stays and increase an individual’s ability to remain active in his or her community.
At WestBridge, our Care Management Teams provide services both in the office and in the community. A variety of staff members are involved in each participant’s care so that services can be provided during day and evening hours, up to seven days per week.
Areas in which Care Management provides assistance:
- Daily living activities
- Physical health
- Medication support
- Illness management & recovery
- Career development
- Housing stability
- Substance abuse & mental health counseling
- Family support & education
- Recreation & leisure activities
- Coordination of services with other providers
To ensure that WestBridge is the right place for an individual and their family to work on recovery, we developed a comprehensive admission process, which includes a “Meet and Greet.”
The Meet and Greet, which occurs after an initial screening call, can be done in one of our facilities, at a family home anywhere in the United States, or in another treatment setting if an individual consents. The purpose to this nationwide outreach service is twofold:
- To learn as much as possible about a potential participant and his or her family, their goals, strengths and needs
- To provide information to a potential participant and his or her family so they are able to assess if WestBridge feels right for them
We strongly believe in ensuring that participant and family expectations are clear to us and that we have the ability to meet or exceed them. In cases where it does not appear that we are able to provide the services that would be most helpful to someone, we will work with them to identify and connect to a provider who would be a better fit.
Doing what works in helping individuals and families gain recovery from dual disorders is important to the WestBridge staff. We strive to use treatment approaches that have been researched and proven such as:
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mutual Help
- Contingency Management
- Stages of Change
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Supported Employment
- Integrated Dual Disorders
- Behavioral Family Therapy
- Assertive Community Treatment
- Medication Management
- Family Education and Support
- Illness Management and Recovery
WestBridge is strongly committed to the integration of family in treatment. To that end, WestBridge has developed the Family Education & Support (FES) program. This evidence-based program is ongoing throughout an individual’s stay with WestBridge. Our goal is to support the family through education, skill building and problem solving. This empowers the entire family on their journey to wellness and recovery.
Recovery is a way of life that embraces emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health. At WestBridge, we believe that there are many opportunities for our treatment team to help individuals and families begin this process.
WestBridge Administrative Headquarters
(For all Admission & General Information)
1361 Elm Street, Suite 207
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 634-4446
Fax: (603) 634-4447
(Please contact the NH main line for all Admission and General Information)
Phone: (352) 678-5553