Bridgeway Behavioral Health – Men’s Residential Services

Bridgeway Behavioral Health - Men's Residential Services St. Charles Missouri

For more than 30 years, Bridgeway Behavioral Health has been providing men and women with gender-specific treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Located in St. Charles, the Men’s Residential Program uses evidence-based practices and takes a trauma-focused approach to treatment, tying biology, sociology and psychology together to undercover the root causes of addiction. The highly-structured setting offers men a reliable and supportive environment for recovery, as well as safe space to develop and practice healthy coping skills for lifelong sobriety.

ABOUT BRIDGEWAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – MEN’S RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Bridgeway Behavioral Health (BBH) operates a dozen locations throughout Eastern Missouri that provide substance abuse treatment to adults and adolescents. BBH runs a women’s residential service in St. Charles along with the men’s campus. The men’s residential service serves men dealing with **addiction and co-occurring disorders.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Bridgeway Behavioral Health’s men’s program incorporates individual and family therapy, meditation, 12-step meetings, and medication-assisted treatment. Clients will meet one-on-one with a counselor weekly and have access to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. They will also participate in nutritional and spiritual counseling, gender-specific groups, and journaling. Educational sessions focus on relapse prevention, communication, triggers and cravings, and other issues.

Length of stay ranges between 10 to 30 days depending on an individual’s needs.

BBH also provides treatment for sexual assault and domestic violence and gambling addiction.

Graduates will have access to discharge planning and community support.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Bridgeway Behavioral Health employs over 200 staff members across 12 facilities who are certified, licensed, and credentialed. BBH requires employees to meet annual certification and lisensure conditions. The men’s facility staffs counselors, a resident nurse, a community support specialist, and other technicians.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Bridgeway Behavioral Health’s men’s facility is located near the Mississippi River. Clients have access to an on-site weight room and a fully equipped kitchen with meals served three times daily. They can also take group hikes down the nearby Katy Trail.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Five alumni responding to a Best-rehabs.com poll to date gave BBH average marks. Four alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com gave an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars to the staff’s level of training and experience and family participation and 3.25 out of five stars to the counseling options available. Holistic offerings were the lowest rated by alumni with 1.33 out of five stars. Exercise and leisure activities were ranked low as well, with 2.25 out of a possible five stars.

Two individuals noted problems with the facility’s accommodations. “Caring staff but Filthy conditions. Old building and resources,” wrote an anonymous reviewer. Bret added that “Apartments need a facelift.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Six loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at this time of writing gave mixed feedback. Many loved ones praised staff and indicated that they’d recommend treatment at BBH. “I think that they do a good job on educating users on skills that will aide them upon release,” wrote one anonymous reviewer.

One anoymous reviewer gave four out of a possible five stars to the facility’s level of family participation but felt communication was lacking. “The only thing is, they are only allowed to use the facilities phone (no personal phones rae allowed) for 5 minuets ONCE a week,” they wrote.

Loved ones gave the staff’s level of training and experience 4.75 out of five stars. Parent C.S. called staff “dedicated” and “caring.”

However, one loved one indicated that while staff did a “good job on educating users on skills that will aide them upon release,” it seemed like treatment was too rigid. “I, personally, believe that trying to cram classes down someone while they are detoxing or are freshly clean is a bit ridiculous,” they wrote.

FINANCING

BBH doesn’t publish specific details on the facility’s website. The company does accept donations, though it is unclear if those donations benefit programs.

Reviews about Bridgeway Behavioral Health – Men’s Residential Services

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  • As far as the treatment goes , bridgeway is a very strong /effective place to send a loved one. But if you want to know ANYTHING about your loved ones progress, have ANY questions or concerns or even have an emergency, do not expect the staff to pass any messages or for your loved one to be notified in any way shape or form
    Let's get real people...they don't show pictures of what it really looks like. The women's building is very old and full of dust and mold, therefore leaving me sick for my entire stay. Tho I did receive a lot of good education during the day and alot of just study groups in the evening. The place is very short on staff and some plainly don't care. As I asked everyone I saw the whole last week I was there about my medicine w promises that it would be there only to leave w out my medicine that would keep me from using again. There's really no good communication between staff. I don't think the top dog nurse really cares because it takes someone darn near dying to send to er. To top that off she would've done any and everything to make sure I would've had that medication and shot before leaving. I almost feel like I got set up for failure. We will see tho once outpatient hits
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  • Staff is very dedicated and caring. My son was there. This was his 9th program.
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  • They in there truly care. Not nearly enough one-on-one time. The facility does the best I can. It works if you wanted to work
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    They offer a rigorous comprehensive rehabilitation facility that has you going to classes for the better part of each day. I have personally never struggled with drug or alcohol addiction, but my step son does. The only thing is, they are only allowed to use the facilities phone (no personal phones rae allowed) for 5 minuets ONCE a week.
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  • Caring staff but Filthy conditions. Old building and resources. All in all, a good center in a bad location.
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    They work with the addict to help them formulate a plan to effictivley stay clean upon release. They have classes all day with 10 minuet breaks between classes (smoke breaks) to educate the addict on multiple ways to help themselves. I, personally, believe that trying to cram classes down someone while they are detoxing or are freshly clean is a bit ridiculous. I think that they do a good job on educating users on skills that will aide them upon release.
    Good counselors, food is really poor. Apartments need a facelift.
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  • Wife and doctor suggested I go. The counslers were very good and so was the rest of the staff
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  • Too many restrictions and punishment approach to behavior.