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BRIDGES: Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Treatment works. People do recover.

The BRIDGES Program is a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program that combines proven medications and individual and group counseling to help individuals who are battling addiction to opiates and alcohol. The program is located at at 204 S. Bellevue Avenue in Dover.

Recovery is not a destination. Recovery is a process.

The BRIDGES Program works for those truly dedicated to their recovery. The healing process takes time and can be very difficult, both mentally and physically. The recovery program is uniquely designed to help you through those struggles. 

Following a comprehensive assessment, an individualized treatment plan will be developed. This includes determining which medication is best suited for the individual’s needs – Suboxone, ReVia, or Vivitrol. Due to the nature of the medications used, a strict treatment plan must be followed. This plan includes completing a health assessment with labs, a minimum of 16 recovery-based meetings per month, weekly one-on-one counseling sessions, and complete sobriety.

How do you get started?

If you are battling an addiction to alcohol or opiates, please call 330.365.1781 or call our 24/7 Crisis Intervention Hotline.

Tuscarawas County Hotline: 330.343.1811

Carroll County Hotline: 330.627.5240

A confidential pre-screening will be conducted to ensure you qualify for the program. If qualified, your counselor will work with you to get you scheduled into the program as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive medication at my first appointment?

Certain health screenings and lab work must be completed prior to you receiving any medications. Opioid antagonists (eg. ReVia, Vivitrol) require you to be clean from opioids for a minimum of 7 days prior to receiving your first oral dose. Partial agonist medications (eg. Suboxone) require you to be in mild opioid withdrawal at the time of induction.

Is the program free?

The health center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances. A sliding-fee scale also is available for those who qualify. For more information, call the health center. If you have questions about your health care coverage options, ask to speak with our enrollment specialist.

What happens if I relapse while on the medication?

The success of your recovery requires honesty with our recovery staff and, most importantly, yourself! If you use any substances during treatment, you must communicate that to your provider so a plan can be implemented to get you back on your path to recovery.