Bridges International – The Orlando Bridge RSATP

Bridges International – The Orlando Bridge RSATP


The Orlando Bridge RSATP (Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program) is one of 208 facilities in Florida (29.1 percent) that offers residential treatment. The facility provides care to adult men who are felony drug offenders who have been sentenced to drug treatment participation rather than prison.

The facility is operated by Bridges International, which provides community re-entry programs for drug offenders and individuals on probation and and community release programs for incarcerated individuals.


Treatment at Orlando Bridge RSATP follows a peer-led, peer-driven therapeutic community model. The program is implemented in three phases. Throughout treatment, clients will participate in 12-step programming (which includes Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings). Clients may also participate in the creative arts, grief counseling, and Bible studies. Education on anger management, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS is also offered.

Phase I focuses on intensive substance abuse treatment and lasts two to three months.

Phase II is dedicated to gaining employment and lasts three to four months. Clients will have access to job placement assistance, a high school diploma program, employment skills, and credit and debt services.

Phase III lasts two or three months and is focused on re-entry into the community and recovery maintenance.


The Orlando Bridge RSATP employs an executive director who is a certified corrections instructor and a chaplain. The sole alum polled by to date gave the facility five out of five stars for the staff’s training and experience.


The Orlando Bridge RSATP is a 91-bed facility, as compared to non-hospital residential opioid treatment programs that have a lower median of 32 clients at any given time. The facility’s website indicates that clients will volunteer at local organizations and churches and will participate in health and fitness activities.

Two individuals providing feedback to gave three and five out of five stars for the center’s accommodations and amenities.


The sole alum surveyed by to date gave Orlando Bridge RSATP a positive review and indicated that they would recommend the facility.

The anonymous alum gave the center perfect five-star ratings for 13 of 15 evaluated metrics, including counseling options, holistic activities, treatment for [co-occurring disorders](
), and the cleanliness of the facility.

On Google, the Orlando location received an average rating of 2.6 out of five stars from 36 individuals. Individuals leaving complaints generally focused on the staff, with individuals referring to employees as “unprofessional” and “corrupt.” [1]


The sole loved one polled by to date gave mixed feedback for the Orlando Bridge RSATP and indicated that they would recommend treatment at the facility.

The anonymous loved one gave the facility four out of five stars for the meals and nutrition, three out of five stars for its accommodations, and two stars for aftercare. They also noted that the program was free since the client was an inmate, so costs were covered by the state.


There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs; however, the only alum providing feedback to at this time of this writing gave the center five out of five stars for affordability.


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patient was still an inmate of DOJ so state paid for program.
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