Blog

October 28, 2020

Video: About our Family Program

Linda Wilk, our family program coordinator, discusses the recent changes we have made to our family program to support the loved ones of those recovering from addiction.
October 28, 2020

Video: What is a typical day like at Bridging the Gaps?

Here's what you can expect during a typical day in residential treatment. Bridging the Gaps is an integrated substance abuse treatment center in beautiful Winchester, VA.
September 28, 2020

Introducing New Group for Family Members

Bridging the Gaps is addressing the on-going needs of families by offering a weekly 90-minute Family Aftercare Group. Our new group is available for families seeking support as their loved ones continue into early recovery having completed residential treatment.
September 21, 2020

Neuroplasticity and Recovery: An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

I came across a post this morning from Brain Chat with the above quote. My first thoughts were, “thank God for neuroplasticity” and “I still can’t believe it’s real.” Then, of course, I reflected on my life and the way my brain worked throughout the many years I spent in active addiction.
September 14, 2020

Bridging the Gaps Looks to the Future

It certainly isn’t breaking news that we are in the midst of a lot of change and uncertainty with the ongoing pandemic. The ripple effects of COVID-19 have rocked the substance abuse treatment industry which has led to devastating consequences. We were already facing the opioid epidemic and an increased need for substance abuse treatment programs when the Coronavirus hit last spring.
August 31, 2020

Meet the Trainer: Alaina Farley

My name is Alaina Farley and it is my great pleasure to lead workouts for this organization Wednesday and Friday mornings at 0700. I am a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Nutrition Specialist, and Les Mills National Trainer, Presenter, and Assessor. I have had lots of experience working in large and small groups to help create mindset change through movement and exercise.
August 24, 2020

The Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a word we hear more and more in everyday talk in our culture. Cultivating mindfulness, the power of mindfulness, taking time for mindfulness: what does that mean? It has become a popular catch phrase and the practice usually starts with paying attention to your breath, doing some counting, slowing down and closing your eyes.
August 17, 2020

Food and Mood: What are you eating?

There is a strong correlation between the foods that we choose to eat and our mental health. Junk food does not provide adequate nutrients to support good neurochemistry. In addition, having the wrong combination of macronutrients can lead to depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, and overeating.