WestBridge is a family founded non-profit organization that provides effective integrated dual diagnosis treatment for men mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. We offer Residential and Community-Based Outpatient Programs in Manchester, NH. Our programs are participant and family-centric with an emphasis on community integration.
Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School and Westat, a nationally recognized research organization, verified WestBridge’s treatment outcomes.
At follow-up, 60% (48/80) of participants were in recovery. The most significant predictor of recovery status was treatment completion: 97% of participants who completed the residential program and completed or remained in assertive community treatment were in recovery at follow-up, compared to 33% of non-completers.
WestBridge is leading the way in effectively treating men 18 and older who are experiencing mental illness along with co-occurring substance use disorders, including but not limited to:
- Thought disorders (including Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder) with co-occurring substance use
- Mood disorders (including Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder) with co-occurring substance use
- Anxiety disorders with co-occurring substance use
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder with co-occurring substance use
The foundation of our practices was developed by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. WestBridge has a proven record of successful long-term dual diagnosis treatment, addressing each individual’s dual disorders simultaneously in the same setting, by the same treatment team. At WestBridge, both family and community are an integral part of treatment.
Our licensed, CARF accredited residential treatment program is located in Manchester NH. It provides a safe, home-like environment that offers a unique healing atmosphere for evaluation, treatment, and support in managing mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Assessments also take place to understand each man’s history, risks, family relationships, symptoms, substance use, physical health, spirituality, and other relevant factors that impact recovery. These assessments support the development of an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan, which will support the participant in achieving his personally established goals.
The initial phase of our residential treatment program starts with side-by-side support and close observations. On a 24-hour basis, staff is able to identify and support a man’s strengths and challenges with respect to a variety of daily living situations. Some of these areas include:
- Interacting and connecting with others
- Coping with stress
- Diet, exercise, sleep and self-care
A key element of WestBridge’s programming involves helping men become part of a community. Men are active in the running and upkeep of the residence, the selection of meal choices, identifying things needing improvement, and in holding each other accountable for behaving in ways that support recovery. Successful community living involves receiving and giving feedback to others, respecting and maintaining healthy boundaries, taking care of the environment and understanding how our actions affect others.
As men progress through residential treatment, they are offered increased opportunities to expand their community by becoming more active in self-help, education and vocational pursuits. Participants go to the YMCA daily, attend AA meetings at least three times per week, engage in social and wellness activities in the community, as well as start pursuing school, volunteering and work. These all become ways to apply the principles of successful community living that have been learned in the residential program and to reinforce healthy choices that support long-term recovery.
We design individualized transition plans, which includes support from our Assertive Community Treatment Team and gradual movement toward an independent lifestyle and residence.
Community-Based Outpatient Services / Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
WestBridge offers outpatient services based on the evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. Men may enter our ACT program directly from the community or after stabilization in a residential treatment program, depending on their individual needs. Our ACT services are part of our flexible and highly successful Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment approach and include:
- Symptom Management
- Substance Use & Mental Health Counseling
- Wellness & Healthy Living Activities
- Holistic Psychiatric Care
- Medication Management
- Medical Support & Medication Outreach
- Independent Living Skills – Laundry, Cooking, Home Cleaning, etc.
- Vocational Counseling & Career Development
- Housing Maintenance & Stability
- Financial Management Mutual Support (Self-Help)
- Group Identification & Accompaniment
- Family Education & Support
- Smoking Cessation & Sleep Hygiene
- Coordination of Services with Other Providers – PCP, Dentists, Specialists, etc.
- Relationship Building Skills
- Supported Employment, Education & Volunteering
Our treatment team offers ongoing side-by-side support to build upon recovery skills. WestBridge has found that individuals have higher rates of self-worth, self-esteem and recovery when actively engaged in their community. While some services are provided in an office setting, ACT team members work with men in both their homes and in the community the majority of the time.
Services are comprehensive, highly individualized, and are modified during an ongoing assessment and treatment planning process. Staff are accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Level of service and length of care are tailored to individual and family needs.
Our Multidisciplinary ACT Team is Comprised of:
- Care Managers (experienced in social work, mental health counseling, substance use counseling)
- Vocational Specialists
- Nutrition and Wellness Specialists
WestBridge is a strength-based, family-centered recovery community. Whether in the clinical programs or administrative offices, everyone feels the positivity, warmth and dedication to the mission and values. Participants and families are welcomed into the WestBridge family on the day of admission and remain part of the team in all decision making.
Our Residential and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Programs are located in Manchester, NH.
WestBridge has been CARF accredited since 2010 and is licensed by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
If you’re seeking treatment for yourself or someone you love, contact us at 1-800-889-7871 or explore our site www.westbridge.org.