December 15, 2020

Gold Standard of Treatment: 3-Year CARF Accreditation

For three days in October we had two qualified professionals reviewing our program. Through that process they are able to identify areas for our organization to grow. They help us look at our organization through an objective lens so that we can become a stronger organization. In addition the identify our strengths so that we can bolster them.
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 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.
June 18, 2020

Face Masks vs. Computer Screens: Bridging the Gaps test runs in-person groups as Virginia loosens restrictions

Now that Virginia is in Phase 2 of reopening, we are testing the waters for in-person group therapy sessions. There was a debate among the clinical team as to which scenario would beat out the other in popularity: an intimate group in which you can’t see anyone’s face or a distanced group that is not masked.
May 29, 2020

Bridging the Gaps’ Protocols for New Residential Clients

The following protocols are intended to ensure the health and safety of the Bridging the Gaps’ community. The introduction of a new member to the Residential House represents a host of therapeutic opportunities towards sustained recovery while also representing a measure of risk in spreading the Coronavirus.
May 15, 2020

Accepting Residential Clients: Planning for more robust services as the country begins to reopen

We, of course, would like to return to business as usual and open our doors to clients with our full range of services available. The reality is that we don’t know when we will be able to safely do that.
May 7, 2020

Relapse Rates are on the Rise: The difficult truth of navigating coronavirus and our plans for the future

The Washington Post tells us that the coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis. Anxiety and depression are on the rise, and with the increase of mental health concerns comes a spike in substance abuse and relapse rates.
May 1, 2020

The Changing Face of Substance Abuse Treatment: How telehealth has impacted client engagement

Despite the difficulties with engagement, the clients continue to benefit from their substance abuse treatment. While we would all like to open our doors and get back to normal, we are honored to be able to support clients through both their recovery and the fears and uncertainty of COVID 19.