31 S. Braddock St. | Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 535-1111 | Available 24/7

31 S. Braddock St. | Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 535-1111 | Available 24/7

Our Rehab Alumni Program

Alumni of Bridging the Gaps can continue to stay connected to their therapeutic family long after completion of their treatment program through their participation in our Alumni Relations Program. Alumni continue to give back to the current therapeutic community because they believe in our approach to recovery.


Our Rehab Alumni Program

Alumni of Bridging the Gaps can continue to stay connected to their therapeutic family long after completion of their treatment program through their participation in our Alumni Relations Program. Alumni continue to give back to the current therapeutic community because they believe in our approach to recovery.


Building a Recovery Community

What is Our Rehab Alumni Program?

Alumni of Bridging the Gaps actively engage in our community through monthly gatherings, annual events like the Alumni Picnic, and regular speaking opportunities with current clients. Many choose to remain in Winchester, drawn by strong bonds formed during and beyond treatment, and are dedicated to offering ongoing support to newcomers and each other.

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Supportive Sober Care

Benefits of Addiction Alumni Engagement

Clients engage in a program of recovery due to attraction and by having engagement from Bridging the Gaps alumni, they can see for themselves how this program has helped former clients achieve and sustain long term sobriety. Engagement from BTG Alumni inspire new clients as well as provide them with testimonies that the treatment program at Bridging the Gaps works. 

Alumni are also able to provide clients with connections in the local recovery community and alumni that live outside the Winchester area can connect with clients after they return to their communities upon completing their treatment. The connections that are built between the BTG Alumni and current clients help to build inner strength, resilience, faith, and hope in early recovery.

A Lifeline for Graduates

Who Should Consider Our Alumni Program?

The Bridging the Gaps Alumni program welcomes all members of the BTG community who have successfully completed a program of recommended recovery at various levels of care. A client’s time in treatment comes to an end at a certain point in their trajectory, however they may still have a desire to stay connected with their peers and the BTG clinical, medical, and residential team members. The BTG Alumni Program allows for these relationships to continue as the graduate’s journey in sobriety continues.  

Graduates choose to stay connected to BTG through the Alumni Program because they believe in the mission of Bridging the Gaps, they believe in the success of the clients that attend Bridging the Gaps, and most importantly, they believe that change is indeed possible, as they have seen change for themselves.

BTG Alumni are also able to use this program as a lifeline throughout their sustained sobriety and may find, from time to time, that they will want to connect with one of their peers, or that they have a desire to help a newcomer. Through working a program of recovery, BTG alumni understand that helping others achieve sobriety helps them to continue to stay sober themselves.

The BTG Alumni Program affords graduates the opportunity to continue their work with their fellow peers and to be a part of a bigger purpose, to live in the solution of a WE program. BTG graduates can continue experiencing fellowship and community with the program that helped them to recover from substance abuse. Furthermore, graduates of the program can stay connected after they leave the area and can be of service from different areas of Virginia and surrounding regions.  The connections that BTG alumni create and maintain, help to serve their primary purpose of staying sober and helping others to achieve sobriety.

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From Graduation to Thriving

How is Our Rehab Alumni Program Effective?

Our Alumni become pillars of their communities, excelling in their careers, enriching their families, and contributing through service and charity. Transformed by recovery, they flourish in their communities where they once faltered, and they regain and reimagine their dreams—inspiring others on their journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Learn What Sets Us Apart

The BTG Difference

Roots of Addiction

In order to create continual growth and a healthy recovery it is important to address the root cause by rebalancing brain chemistry, utilizing comprehensive psychotherapy, implementing proper nutrition, and nourishing one’s spirituality.

Long-Term Care

Our long-term continuum of care allows our clients to progress through our program at a pace that fits the severity of their disease, allowing them adequate time to heal that is unique to their individual situation. Research has shown that clients who stay engaged in treatment for longer have better long-term results once treatment is completed.

Sober Living

Our supportive sober living allows clients to reintegrate into society safely, allowing them to utilize their newly-acquired life skills and coping mechanisms in everyday situations as they continue to benefit from a sober community. Our 3 residences provide the comforts of home with added support and accountability. 

Client Testimonials

Read what our clients have to say about us

Addictions We Treat

From Residential Treatment to Partial Hospitalization, We Have You Covered


Alcoholism is a chronic disorder that causes physical, psychological, and social consequences.


Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs that are usually prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia, but they can also be abused.


Cannabis induces feelings of euphoria, but addiction can result in decreased work performance and impaired social functioning.


Cocaine initially produces euphoria and excitement, but use can result in serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.


Fentanyl is a highly addictive opioid drug with significant health risks including overdose or respiratory depression.


Hallucinogens, like mushrooms and ecstasy, are mind-altering drugs that can lead to personality changes and psychosis.


Heroin is an opiate that produces intense relaxation, but it can also lead to life-threatening medical conditions.


Commonly prescribed to manage pain, opioids are highly addictive and carry a risk of serious side effects.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse and addiction is very common, with two million people in the US abusing them annually.


Stimulants, such as amphetamines, create feelings of energy and alertness, and can also lead to severe health problems.


Find answers to commonly asked questions about addiction and recovery.

  • Why is a supportive sober community important in recovery?

    A supportive sober community plays a crucial role in recovery for several reasons. First, it provides a support system of like-minded individuals who understand what you’re going through and can offer empathy, encouragement, and advice. Second, being part of a community helps to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness that often accompany addiction and mental health struggles. Lastly, community involvement can provide a sense of purpose and belonging, which are essential aspects of overall well-being.

  • How can you form a supportive community in recovery?

    Community support can take many forms, including group therapy sessions, 12-step programs, peer support groups, and other recovery-focused activities, like our Alumni Program. These interventions provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to share their experiences and learn from others who have similar struggles. They also offer opportunities for social connection and personal growth through activities such as volunteering, exercise, and creative expression.

  • How can community support assist with mental health struggles?

    Community support can play a crucial role in managing mental health struggles. By providing a safe and understanding space, individuals can openly discuss their feelings and experiences without fear of judgment. This can help alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness that often accompany addiction. Moreover, community support can offer resources and coping strategies to help individuals better manage their symptoms.


Your Addiction Treatment Could Be Covered

If you do not see your provider listed, please contact us to learn more about obtaining coverage. We do not accept Medicaid at this time.


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Reach Out to Us

We welcome you to call our Admissions Director, Sue Dennis, at (540) 535-1111 to discuss admitting yourself or a loved one fortreatment. However, if you would first like us to verify your insurance, use this form or get in touch via phone or email.


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