Intensive Residential Treatment Program


The Bridge provides 20 residential beds to those seeking intensive substance abuse treatment. The program is 6 weeks in duration and consists of a variety of programming. 

The Program:

  • is highly structured and intensive. 
  • is person centered which means that we meet each client where they are and honor their unique individual process.
  • is offered in a safe, substance free, live-in environment. 
  • will begin with a comprehensive intake assessment that will inform and direct individualized treatment goals and transition planning.  
  • provides a therapeutic and safe environment to examine the underlying factors of participants’ substance use.  
  • focuses on practicing skills to deal with issues such as boundary setting, communication, stress management, anger management and relapse prevention. 
  • addresses mental health and substance use issues  simultaneously. 

Admission Process

It is acknowledged that not everyone requires residential services and it is important to ensure that it is the most beneficial service setting to address a person’s problematic substance use prior to being admitted. The Intensive Residential Treatment Program should be considered for individuals with more complex and/or chronic substance use for whom community based treatment approaches have not been effective. 


Participants must be referred by an approved referral source (referral package can be found here). An Interior Health practitioner will then screen the application to determine a person’s eligibility for residential services.

Intake Dates are as follows;

January 11, 2017 - February 21 - Men

February 24 - April 6 - Women

April 10 - May 21 - Men

May 23 - July 3 -Women

July 6 - August 16 - Men

August 18 - September 28 - Women

September 30 - November 10 - Men

November 13 - December 24 - Women

December 28th - February 7, 2018 - Men 



Programming will focus on the whole person: the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual well-being of the individual. It will consist of a combination of individual, group and family counselling as well as psycho-social education and life skills training. Opportunities for recreational and fitness activities will be provided regularly and participation encouraged. Healthy ways of coping will be explored and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) techniques presented. 


For a more detailed description of our program, visit our page HERE.

Transition Planning

All residents will participate in creating a plan for their return to the community with the support of treatment staff. Work on a transition plan will begin early and will be a collaborative process between the participant, staff and the appropriate community based resources. It will also involve the participant’s family or other supports and, whenever possible, a family session will be held with the participant and family members to review the transition plan prior to discharge. 


T: 250-763-0456 

Toll Free: 1-855-760-0456

Bridgeway Address: 265 Gray Road, Kelowna

The Bridgeway Intensive Residential Treatment Program is a publically funded addictions program.