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The Bridge adapted its services several weeks ago. We repurposed our Recovery and Addictions resources to best support the hospital and acute care needs in our community. We moved our groups to virtual platforms to help keep our families safe and well. We supported all but our most at risk participants at a distance, to ensure the safety of our staff and those who engage in our many programs. Planning is now well underway to begin the gradual transition to the recovery phase of the pandemic.

>> Click here for an overview of what’s changed, and what’s remained the same. <<

A highly-structured, intensive 6-week program for an alternating group of 20 adult men or women, aged 19 or older, seeking substance use treatment. Treatment is offered in a safe, live-in environment at our facility on Gray Rd. It is best suited for individuals with more complex and/or chronic use for whom other community-based treatment approaches have not been effective.

What Is the Service

  • Highly structured and intensive
  • Tailored to each individual’s unique healing process
  • Offered in a safe, substance-free, live-in environment
  • Begins 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 simultaneously
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How to Access the Service

  • Download the Bridgeway Application:
  • Submit the completed application to Interior Health:
    • Fax: 250-868-7791
    • 250-469-7070
  • For any questions about Bridgeway, please contact:

Intake Dates 2020:

June 15 Male

July 31 Female

September 16 Male

November 3 Female

What to Bring

  • Toiletries
  • Running shoes & suitable clothing for recreation and swimming
    • Gym bag & towel recommended
  • Face cloth if needed
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
    • No clothing with drug or alcohol advertising.
    • No racial, sexist, gang emblems or designs
  • Cell phones & iPods etc.
    • A telephone is available for local calls and where messages can be left for you from outside callers. Calling cards are recommended for personal long-distance calls.
  •  Refillable water bottle and/or travel mug
  • Participants may bring a vehicle but should be aware parking is on-street only

Do Not Bring

  • Large sums of money
    • Small safes are provided in each bedroom for each participant. Reminder, you are sharing your space so please leave valuables at home
  • Cameras and/or video cameras
  • Perishable food items
  • More than 2 pieces of luggage
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What Happens Next

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.

Funding Partners

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