Our Structure

Structured Sober Living Homes

At BridgeWay, we believe anyone can heal their lives and recover to live a full, healthy – joyous-free life. However, not everyone is ready to do the inner work necessary to heal, grow & develop. Personally, we believe it’s because of lack of understanding this process along with the time, effort & commitment it takes. Are you truly ready to take the time to go within, dig deep to understand your family of origins & history, feel repressed feelings, touch your pain, grieve the hurts within, take inventory to clean house, make the necessary amends, go through growing pains of maturity, learn the tools and apply them and take full ownership for your life? The reason why ‘they’ say it usually takes hitting bottom, is because this work is painful, and the pain of staying the same usually has to be greater than the pain it takes to change.

It is required upon moving in that an individual is ready to do their work, we know this process only works if we work it. That being said, we have a very healthy balance of freedom and structure. We operate from a place of love and compassion for all human beings yet maintain strong boundaries and standards by which we hold firmly. Before deciding if BridgeWay is right for you or your loved one, please read and understand some of our standards listed below. Our house managers are living lives of service, they have been through the process and understand the different pitfalls that happen along the way of this process. Through a compassionate yet firm approach, they are guides that help individuals stay on track in their healing and recovery. We as a staff keep a very close pulse on all of our homes to ensure the healthy family spirit and psychology of the community.

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Standards & Client Expectations

  1. A sponsor is required and if upon entering you do not have one, you will have one week to attain one.
  2. There is a zero tolerance policy for using any mind altering substances. Any usage is an automatic discharge and we have our House Manager & Assistant managers living on the properties.
  3. A minimum of 4 recovery meetings a week is required.
  4. Mandatory of volunteering of at least one hour a week, either in a 12 step environment or other organization.
  5. Making contact with at least two people in recovery daily.
  6. Reading recovery literature daily
  7. Attendance to all house meetings (twice a week)
  8. Complete chore twice a week after the house meetings
  9. Maintaining a healthy and positive attitude
  10. Maintaining a clean space in the home

 (Each client must sign a client agreement upon being admitted, see more standards there)

 

BridgeWay has 3 different levels of AfterCare. 

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Graduate Sober Living   
– High Accountability, Moderate Structure
– Gym membership to the Town Lake YMCA
– Two house meetings a week
– Monthly maid service
– Many rooms come with a small flat screen TV
– Weekly drug testing and breathalyzing
– BridgeWay community events
Note: Successful for those who have worked at least through step 4 and have been sober for longer than 30 days, and show signs of progress. 
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 mens sober living home
Men’s High Structured Sober Living   
– Mandatory Morning Meditation
– Full Time Staff House Manager
– Phase & Gradual Growth System
– Gym membership to the Town Lake YMCA
– Two house meetings a week
– Monthly maid service
– Many rooms come with a small flat screen TV
– Weekly drug testing and breathalyzing
– BridgeWay community events
Note: Successful with those who are young in their recovery and still in need to develop more tools, life skills, consciousness and awareness while having a little more guided structure.  

Women’s High Structured Sober Living   
– Mandatory Morning Meditation
– 24/7 Staff on the property
– IOP w/ Sage Recovery (10 hours of therapy a week, 3 days a week)
– Phase & Gradual Growth System
– Private Chef/ Chef Prepared meals all included
– Beautiful 3 story home, private 3rd story deck
– Mandatory nightly meditation Group
– Gym membership to the Town Lake YMCA
– Two house meetings a week
– Monthly maid service
– Many rooms come with a small flat screen TV
– Weekly drug testing and breathalyzing
– BridgeWay community events
Note: Successful with those who are young in their recovery and still in need to develop more tools, life skills, consciousness and awareness while having a little more guided structure.  
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Extended Care Sober Living    
 
– High Structured, treatment like schedule
– Mandatory Morning Meditation
– 24/7 Staff on the property managing & overseeing
– PHP w/ a Local Recovery Center (30 hours of therapy a week, 5 days a week)
– Phase & Gradual Growth System
– Transportation
– Private Chef/ Chef Prepared meals all included
– Beautiful 3 story home, private 3rd story deck
– Mandatory nightly meditation Group
– Supervised Weekend Outings
– Gym membership to the Town Lake YMCA
– Two house meetings a week
– Monthly maid service
– Many rooms come with a small flat screen TV
– Weekly drug testing and breathalyzing
– BridgeWay community events
 
Note: Successful with those who are chronic relapsers or at the bottom and need nurturing, care, development, training and high structure.