At Bridging the Gaps, we pride ourselves on our clinical program and the state-of-the-art care we provide to each of our clients. Our trained clinicians offer person-centered treatment to meet each client where they are and help them reach their goals.
Addiction treatment in Virginia with BTG begins with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment that evaluates a client’s history of a substance use disorder. It considers mental and emotional challenges, family relationships, history of trauma, and any possible barriers to recovery. Clinicians use this assessment to collaborate with the client and create a truly individualized treatment plan that addresses the client’s most significant needs and goals.
By carefully tailoring treatment plans and rehab programs in this way, the client and clinician can work together with clear direction. They can effectively and therapeutically address the underlying conditions that contribute to his or her addiction. These underlying emotions, core issues, and the unhealthy coping mechanisms that individuals typically adopt to deal with them are the ignition source for one’s addiction cycle. Until they are effectively addressed, they will continue to fuel a client’s substance use.
Our addiction treatment in Virginia is able to help clients work through factors that precipitate addictive behaviors by building a working relationship based on trust, openness, and honesty. With our wide range of treatment options, we equip them to make the significant changes critical for long-term sobriety.
In many cases, addiction is closely connected to other mood disorders or trauma-based life experiences. Our team has extensive experience with co-occurring disorders and employs the latest trauma-informed practices to help clients overcome more significant psychological barriers to recovery. If clients have particularly pronounced psychological issues that override their chemical dependency challenges, we partner with leading mental health professionals and resources in the area. This includes psychologists, psychiatrists, and specialized therapists.
Unlike larger treatment facilities, our small support group sizes and close client-to-counselor ratio inspires a unique sense of comfort and trust. Doing so allows clients to bring integrity and honesty to their therapeutic processes while establishing close and supportive bonds with their peers. Special care and consideration are taken to ensure that each client receives the personalized treatment they deserve. The customized care we provide ensures that each client has the tools they need to maintain long-term abstinence.
The clinical methods and addiction treatment therapies we use at BTG are evidence-based, and effective, and work together as an integrative whole. Clients can understand and address the underlying core issues associated with their addiction. BTG’s integrated treatment model involves evidenced-based addiction treatment methods including, but not limited to:
Addiction does not just affect the client in treatment; it touches each member of a family. The family’s support and engagement in their own recovery process can be vital to a client’s ability to maintain long-term sobriety.
That’s why we offer multiple opportunities for the family to engage in their loved one’s treatment while building a system of support and growth for themselves. Our staff educates and encourages family members to understand the impact that addiction has had on their loved ones and themselves. Meanwhile, suggesting approaches that will allow the entire family to move forward in a healthy and supported direction.
Whether you’re a spouse, family member, or loved one, treating the family dynamics of addiction is essential to the healing process. Our family program is designed to meet all family members’ individual needs and provide them with help in their recovery and growth process.
Our family program is delivered within the context of the Structured Family Recovery ® SFR program. SFR is an innovative, evidence-based approach that helps affected family members move past enabling and irritation. SFR helps a family become a collaborative recovery team with their addicted loved ones and other affected families.
SFR equips family members with the tools they need to better understand their loved ones and the disease of addiction. Family members leave SFR as a cohesive unit while using positive coping strategies. By working together, family members can create an atmosphere of transparency and accountability. Conclusively, SFR reduces the risk of a loved one’s relapse and promotes long-term abstinence.
Addiction creates imbalances in your neurochemistry. At Bridging the Gaps, we specialize in helping you to heal those imbalances. This is the foundational piece for long-term recovery that is often overlooked in other programs.
We educate our clients on the effect that drugs and alcohol have on the brain. The nutritional staff works closely with our clients to create positive eating habits and take appropriate nutritional supplementation. We also encourage our clients to engage in regular physical exercise.
At BTG, the food and nutrition program is centered on supporting the client’s recovery. We focus on developing a healthy relationship with food to give clients an excellent foundation to build their health. This is important because not eating well can lead to not feeling well, increasing the chances of substance use. We provide:
We work to create a food experience that is safe, nourishing, and satisfying and help clients understand how to nourish themselves to support their well-being in recovery. These nutritional sessions help promote the client’s ability to utilize life skills throughout their recovery during and after treatment. The goal is to design experiences that inspire creativity and integration of proper nutrition in everyday life. Meanwhile, it will increase the client’s awareness of the importance of appropriate nutrition in sustained quality sobriety.
BTG offers Neurofeedback to help rebalance the brain’s functioning. Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays to illustrate brain activity and teach self-regulation.
The brain is designed to adapt to changes in the body and environment to function well at all times. However, for various reasons – genetics and environment – the brain gets “out of whack” and does not function as well as it should. The brain then becomes “dysregulated.”
A dysregulated brain tends to be over-stimulated when it is supposed to be calm and under-stimulated when it is supposed to be attentive. Through neurofeedback, we can “re-train” the brain to function normally again. When your brain is better regulated, it improves the regulation of thoughts, feelings, and focus.
Our trained neurofeedback technicians develop individualized treatment protocols for each client to gain the maximum benefits from the Neurofeedback sessions. After Neurofeedback sessions, many BTG clients state that they experience tremendous benefits, including improved relaxation and an increased ability to regulate thoughts and feelings.
Bridging the Gaps employs several experiential modalities that provide clients with a creative platform to express themselves and explore emotionality in a healthy and constructive way. Clients are also able to work through deep-seated issues in a free, creative, and non-threatening context.
These experiential modalities include music and art therapy, hands-on exercises, and a series of nature retreats. Nature retreats utilize zip-lining, hikes, meditation, and high- and low- ropes activities. These modalities promote camaraderie and collaboration and help clients integrate what they’ve learned in treatment.
Our Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists use Chinese acupuncture to relieve many of the clients’ withdrawal symptoms and abstinence. Accudetox stimulates the body’s natural detox pathways and promotes relaxation.
Acupuncture has also been shown to reduce cravings, ease physical pain, decrease anxiety, regulate emotions, decrease stress, and regulate sleep. Accudetox is a valuable modality in aiding in the clients’ healing process.