As a health professional, or Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) worker, you will often be the crucial link between a person who needs help for their substance use issues, and the services offered by The Bridge Program.
The Bridge Program operates within a stepped care model of treatment. The first stage in this model is a conversation between you and your client about starting their recovery journey at any of the four identified phases of treatment – Intervention, Stablisation, Rehabilitation (intensive supports), and Maintenance. Following this, your client can be referred to us for a comprehensive assessment.
The Bridge Program Intake and Assessment Procedures have been developed on these four phases of care.
At this critical early stage of seeking help, people can often be in crisis. Before referring your client to us, you may need to triage your client’s distress by addressing immediate concerns including suicidality, mental health, or risk of homelessness.
You can refer clients to the Bridge at any time.
The intensity of treatment for each person within the program will depend on many factors, including:
All clients seeking admission to the Bridge Program must undergo a comprehensive assessment process, so we can match them to the most suitable services for their situation.
Admission to the Bridge Program is subject to a set of minimum requirements, which are considered on a case-by-case basis. Our Referring Agency Checklist describes these requirements in detail, and the interventions that you as the referrer may need to address.
Some clients may need all of these interventions, while others may not require any.
View our Referring Agency Checklist here.
For more information, please contact us.