Residential Treatment

Phase I

Physical and Emotional Balance

The first phase of the BTG program is focused on physical and emotional stabilization.  Throughout a client’s course of treatment, a variety of treatment modalities are offered including:

Bridging the Gaps’ Phase I components provide:

  • assistance to each client in breaking destructive relationships with mood-altering substances and other potential cross addictions
  • opportunities to develop tools for effective relapse prevention
  • education on and opportunities to develop healthy coping skills to successfully navigate cravings and triggers
  • an individualized treatment plan to help the client meet their needs and goals
  • weekly client-centered individual counseling session including  therapeutic services, ongoing treatment planning, case management services, and discharge planning
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Phase II

Focus on Fundamental Issues

BTG’s Phase II is designed to build upon the knowledge, insight, and experiences gained during Phase I. In Phase II the clients therapeutically address their core issues associated with their disease of addiction while still living within the structure and support of the residential environment.

Phase II includes the treatment modalities offered within Phase I as well as:

  • Psycho-educational sessions on core issues associated with the disease of addiction
  • 12 step meetings  and opportunities to go on off-site weekend passes to engage in sober activities with the recovery community
  • Spiritual retreats that provide the clients with the opportunity to solidify and internalize the insights gained in Phase II
  • Opportunities to implement the living and coping skills learned within Phase I and Phase II
  • Family conjoint sessions

In Phase II the clients work within the group and individual setting to therapeutically address the following areas:

  • addictive thinking and distorted thought processes
  • grief and loss
  • family of origin issues/codependence
  • risks of cross addiction
  • irrational core beliefs
  • boundaries
  • relapse process and prevention, warning signs, and triggers
  • anger management
  • trauma

Exploration of these different areas is done through the use of different theoretical orientations including interactive psycho-education, experiential exercises, transactional analysis, rational emotive behavioral therapy, role-playing, and use of dyads.

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Phase III

Maintaining Long Term Sobriety

During Bridging the Gaps’ Phase III, clients continue to receive full clinical services, but within the context of a transitional living environment.  During Phase III, the clients reside in Hamilton House, Bridging the Gaps peer-reviewed sober living environment, or reside in another sober living environment in the community.

Clients experience a return to life outside of treatment and are provided with the ability to therapeutically process daily stresses, interpersonal dynamics, relapse warning signs, and the experience of sober life within the group and individual settings.

The structured transition out of the residential setting supports continued abstinence and provides clients with therapeutic support as they navigate life outside of residential treatment.


BTG’s Phase III provides:

  • Full clinical services – including daily group sessions and weekly individual sessions
  • An individualized treatment plan to help the client meet employment or educational goals, re-acclimate to life outside of residential treatment, and continue to address their core therapeutic issues
  • Continued psycho-education on the core issues associated with the disease of addiction
  • Opportunities to implement relapse prevention strategies in the face of actual relapse warning signs
  • Accountability for maintaining sobriety through regular urinalysis screens, a peer-review process group, 12 step meetings, and weekend planners
  • Structure and support to help navigate real life stressors while maintaining sobriety
  • Access to a 24/7 on-call clinician

Phase IV

Upon completing Phase III, clients have the option of transitioning to Phase IV of our treatment continuum. Phase IV, the final transitional phase, provides the client with the opportunity to remain in the sober living environment, begin employment or school, attend our continuing care program, receive a weekly individual session with the client’s primary care counselor, and participate in the weekly peer review session.

Phase IV clients are also required to attend daily 12 step meetings, have and be actively working with a sponsor, and maintain a clean and healthy living environment.

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