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 Clinical Rehab Programs

At Bridging the Gaps, we pride ourselves on our exceptional clinical program and the state-of-the-art care we provide to each of our clients. Our trained clinicians offer individualized, person-centered treatment to meet each client where they are and help them reach their goals.


Our Clinical Rehab Programs

At Bridging the Gaps, we pride ourselves on our exceptional clinical program and the state-of-the-art care we provide to each of our clients. Our trained clinicians offer individualized, person-centered treatment to meet each client where they are and help them reach their goals.


The Path To Recovery

What Is A Clinical Addiction Program?

Addiction treatment begins with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, delving into various dimensions of an individual’s substance use disorder, including mental health, familial dynamics, trauma history, and potential obstacles to recovery. This assessment serves as the cornerstone for crafting a personalized treatment plan in collaboration with the client, targeting their specific needs and aspirations. 
By customizing treatment plans, clients and clinicians can navigate their journey with clarity, effectively tackling the root causes of addiction, such as underlying emotions and maladaptive coping mechanisms. Our clinical addiction program in Virginia fosters a trusting and transparent therapeutic alliance, empowering clients to confront the triggers of addictive behaviors and enact lasting changes conducive to sobriety.

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Integrating Holistic Modalities With Clinical Practices

Integrating Holistic Modalities With Clinical Practices

Addiction necessitates a comprehensive approach, impacting various aspects of one's life. Our interdisciplinary team, comprising skilled professionals, ensures each client receives top-notch care. Collaborating closely, we offer a spectrum of services including medical care, neurofeedback, acudetox, nutrition services, case management, psychological evaluations, massage therapy, reiki, and yoga. Additionally, we employ diverse therapeutic approaches and interventions, grounded in evidence-based practices, to address addiction effectively at every stage of treatment.
● Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)● Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)● Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)● Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)● Behavior Modification● Existential Approaches (search for meaning)● Trauma Informed Approaches

Restoration of a Life Worth Living

The Benefits of Clinical Addiction Treatment

BTG is dedicated to providing a continuum of addiction treatment services that reflects quality, high standards, professional expertise and skill, and compassion for the individual/family suffering with the disease of chemical dependency. Our program is designed to enhance the client’s ability to: 
Acknowledge and Understand the Problem: Initially, most clients will need to focus on understanding and accepting the nature of their addictive illness. Unless a client acknowledges his illness, further efforts toward treatment will be challenged. Understanding the physiological aspects of addictive disease can also help to reduce the shame and stigma that often distract individuals from early recovery efforts.
Identifying Relapse Risks: Identifying individual relapse risks and triggers is a critical early goal. Directing clients toward modifying the “persons, places, and things” responsible for relapse vulnerability is a related early recovery goal. In addition to addressing craving management techniques, an individual will have an enhanced recovery experience by learning coping skills and focusing on alternative lifestyle choices. Efforts should be made to modify life stressors and to teach clients effective stress management and relaxation skills.

Learning New Skills, Trying New Behaviors, Building Resiliency, and Practicing What Works: Practicing alternative behaviors in the presence of these personal vulnerabilities is part of this early recovery process, and providing ongoing feedback to the client about his/her progress is a part of this plan. Sustaining the activities and relationships that provide healthy support is another key goal. Involving family members and other members of the client’s social system is critical to ensuring that clients do not recover in isolation. 
Involvement of Identified Family and Healthy Relationships: Families/loved ones often tend to be either “part of the problem” or “part of the solution” in early recovery efforts. We educate the family about the client’s needs and involve the family in relapse prevention or relapse response planning. Although family life may stabilize following a client’s early remission, there may be additional opportunities to work on healing the damaged connections family members may have with the client as a result of their substance-abusing behaviors.
Establish a Long-Term Recovery Plan: Recovery is a long-term and lifelong process, and treatment planning needs to focus on a recovery plan that anticipates future needs and challenges the individual will face following discharge from the program. 

Comprehensive Recovery Services

Our Afternoon Programming

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT sessions focus on building the skills of mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.

Music Therapy

Utilizes the music program SOBER which stands for, “Stay present, Open up, Be creative, Escape stressors and Reconnect,” developed by Tim Ringgold, Music Therapist and trainer.

Creative Expressions

Provides clients with opportunities to express themselves and build community through creative outlets.

Living Skills

Focuses on practical tools for living a healthy life such as communication skills, interpersonal boundaries, and assertiveness skills.


This group will focus on spirituality topics including, but not limited to, honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, courage, and surrender.

Meditation and Stress Management

Exploration and development of healthy coping skills and alternative problem-solving methods without the use of mood-altering substances.

Relapse Prevention Strategies

Some of the topics explored in this group include relapse warnings signs, triggers and cravings, relapse myths, irrational core beliefs, and self defeating behavior.

Big Book Discussion Sessions

This group will focus on literature from 12 step programs and is an opportunity to build fellowship.


Small And Intimate Connections

Therapeutic Process Groups

In contrast to larger treatment centers, our intimate therapeutic groups, capped at 8 clients and facilitated by 1-2 counselors, foster a profound sense of safety and trust. This setup encourages clients to engage authentically in their healing journey, sharing their struggles and receiving support from both peers and counselors. Every individual is afforded personalized attention, ensuring they receive tailored treatment that equips them with the necessary tools for sustained long-term recovery.
Group Goals
● To discover ourselves as feeling persons● To identify defenses that prevent this discovery● To develop understanding that we are responsible for our lives● To develop/strengthen hope that we can make necessary changes● To develop/strengthen ability to ask for help in identifying and making necessary changes● To reduce anxiety (self- blame) and hostility (blame of others or the world around us)

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A Day at BTG

Who Participates in the Clinical Program?

The clinical program is the backbone of our services. Each day is structured in a similar manner with rotating programming filling the different time slots. In the afternoons, for example, we rotate the topics for the 1pm and 2pm groups to include a wide range of programming including living skills, cooking classes, DBT sessions, 12-step programs, meditation, spirituality, music therapy, and more. During the afternoon clients also attend weekly individual counseling sessions, medical appointments, and neurofeedback. 

Learn What Sets Us Apart

The BTG Difference

Roots of Addiction

In order to create a healthy, sustainable recovery from drugs and alcohol, it is important to address the root cause. So our partial hospitalization services includes 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. 

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Trauma-Informed Care

Treating Trauma Through Targeted Interventions

All our staff are trained in trauma-informed care, a philosophy that shifts focus from "what is wrong with you?" to "what happened to you?" This approach fosters sensitivity to clients' experiences, reducing shame and weaving trauma-informed principles into all aspects of our work. While trauma treatment isn't the primary focus, we acknowledge its role in addiction. For clients ready to address trauma, we offer interventions like brainspotting and narrative therapy in a continuum of care, ensuring safety and support in our sober living house. This deeper work can be profoundly transformative for individuals, integrating past experiences into their life narratives for lasting healing.

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Evidence-Based Therapeutic Interventions

Individual Counseling

Each client is assigned a primary counselor at the time of admission who will work closely with the client over the course of their treatment. Clients collaborate with their counselor to develop an individualized treatment plan that serves as a roadmap to achieve the client’s personal goals and objectives. The client receives one-on-one counseling each week to dive deeper into their personal concerns. Clinicians maintain a small caseload (5 clients or less) so each client receives a lot of individual attention and care.

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.

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Healing The Family System

Our Family Program

Addiction affects not just the client but the entire family. Family support and engagement are crucial for long-term sobriety.
We offer various opportunities for families to participate in their loved one’s treatment and build their own support systems. Our staff educates families on addiction's impact and provides strategies for moving forward together.
Our family services include:
●  Regular updates and support from a credentialed clinician.● Weekly psycho-education sessions covering addiction, healthy boundaries, codependency, and more.● Conjoint therapeutic sessions to foster healthy communication and address resistance to change.

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.

  • How long is your clinical rehab program?

    Our overarching program includes the full continuum of care that we offer starting with Residential treatment and ending with our continuing care Program. Clients that work through all four levels of care in a slow taper from treatment show the best outcomes. Each client’s journey is unique so the following is an estimate of what to expect:

    Residential: 2 – 4 weeks

    PHP: 4 – 6 weeks

    IOP: 6 – 12 weeks

    Continuing Care: 42 weeks

    On average, our clients are with us for about 6 months working through different levels of care in that time. We have some clients who have stayed in our outpatient program for many years. 

  • Does clinical substance abuse treatment help with co-occurring disorders?

    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.


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.


Contact Us

A Caring and Helping Hand Is Just A Call Away

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


31 S. Braddock St. | Winchester, VA 22601


(540) 535-1111



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