WestBridge is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the recovery of families and individuals who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. WestBridge provides both inpatient treatment for adult men and outpatient integrated treatment for adult men and women with dual disorders using evidence-based practices.
In 2001, Al West and Loralee West founded WestBridge as a private 501(c)(3) non-profit treatment program. Their goal was to create a unique clinical setting in which evidence-based treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders would be truly integrated, community-based, individualized, and family-centered. Their vision was that this treatment model would help individuals and families, like their own, to learn to live a life of recovery.
Today, WestBridge is nationally recognized for the positive recovery outcomes achieved by our participants with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance disorders. We have residential programs for adult men in New Hampshire and Florida, and offer community-based outpatient services for adult men and women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Florida. As a unique feature of WestBridge’s outpatient services in the Boston Area, our OnCOURSE Program offers support services specifically tailored to current and prospective college students.
Our Treatment Approach
WestBridge provides a fully integrated continuum of care, which includes residential treatment, community-based outpatient services, and family education and support to help individuals and their families achieve a healthy life of recovery. Our clinical teams create personalized, strength-based achievement agendas that address each participant’s mental health and substance use disorders. By providing integrated mental health and addiction services in one setting, we help individuals to achieve holistic recovery and wellness. We also engage and educate families throughout the course of treatment, as their involvement and partnership play an essential role in the recovery process.
In both our residential and outpatient programs, we utilize evidence-based practices that have been specifically designed for individuals and families that experience dual disorders. Click here to learn more about the Evidence-Based Practices used at WestBridge.
From the first day of admission, services are offered in a positive atmosphere that encourages participants and their families to have hope, and to believe that they can live a life of recovery.