At WestBridge, we help men and their families recover from the effects of mental illness and substance use disorders. Without proper care, these disorders often disrupt a man’s ability to work, attend school, and stay generally engaged in his community. Successful treatment and ongoing support can restore these abilities and help participants achieve their personal goals.
Treatment Outcomes: Evidence-Based Practices
WestBridge utilizes research-based treatment practices, the majority of which have been developed by the Center for Evidence Based Practices at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Every three years, Dartmouth evaluates the level at which our implementation of these treatment practices conforms to their science. WestBridge’s programs were reassessed in 2013, and we achieved high fidelity in all of our evidence-based practice areas.
In further recognition of the positive outcomes demonstrated in both our inpatient and outpatient programs, WestBridge has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation “represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization,” demonstrating that our programs and services are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
In addition to our general accreditation, WestBridge has achieved “exemplary conformance” for several specific components of our treatment model, including our Family Education & Support Program (FES) and Meet & Greet Process. These rankings indicate that we have provided evidence-based practices and significantly exceeded the expectations of the CARF standard.
- I Remain on the Road to a Healthy Recovery that Wouldn’t have been Possible without WestBridge.
I wanted to take a moment to send a note of thanks to the entire staff of WestBridge Community Services. One year ago this past week I found myself overcome with my addiction and desperately wanted help in my struggle. A contemporary of mine suggested I contact WestBridge for help and evaluation. I did so and am forever grateful I made the decision to seek out WestBridge’s fantastic professional help. Virtually the entire staff was outgoing, caring and friendly with a sincere desire to help. I undertook a stay in their residential facility and received top care in a beautiful facility which offered much individual attention to all who were there.
As a CEO of an organization, I understand what it takes to run a successful operation and tops on that list is to have professionals who are well trained, who care, and who have “people skills” – clearly the WestBridge staff has all these qualities. One year later I remain on the road to a healthy recovery (one day at a time) and I know that would not have been possible without WestBridge. I remain in their debt and heartily recommend them to all who struggle with addiction.”
~ WestBridge participant, Manchester, NH
- WestBridge Provided a Place for our Family to Recover and Grow into Possibilities that we had Desperately Prayed For.
Words can not convey the gratitude that we feel today for WestBridge. Our son showed early signs of mental instability at the age of 12. It was at that time that he was hospitalized for the first time. A definitive diagnosis could not be made at the time but his psychiatrist predicted that he would have a major psychiatric illness by the time that he reached adulthood. It was with that menacing portent that we headed into the future.
As a high-school graduate, our son was recruited by numerous universities. His college years were unsettled but he continued to do well academically and completed his bachelor’s degree with honors. He was accepted to a prestigious graduate school but by the end of his second year of school and in his early twenties, his life unraveled with a severe psychotic break which was worsened by the use of marijuana, alcohol, and numerous over-the-counter medications. Under the severe strain, our family was tested to its limit.
He was initially diagnosed as bipolar with severe anger issues and required two acute hospitalizations in an attempt to control his self-destructiveness. He was then diagnosed as schizoaffective and his mental state continued to deteriorate under the relentless use of drugs and the unwillingness to attain sobriety. It turned out that he had been using drugs and alcohol for six long years prior to his acute decline. Under these conditions, he was unable to continue his graduate studies.
In an attempt to seek help, we went in and out of psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities and dual treatment programs, unable to find the right clinical environment that could address his needs. He was finally expelled from a prestigious national program due to anger and self-control issues. It was there that we were told about WestBridge.
On the first day when our son walked into The Commons, he observed the environment and, to our amazement said: “I like this place. He sensed the care, love and commitment that the WestBridge family had toward the other residents and toward him. They were willing to listen, plan and individualize the care needed for each person. That was three months ago and we are now beginning to see a change in our son that we had all but given up hope was possible. It hasn’t always been easy or pleasant, but it has always been positive and encouraging.
We want to thank WestBridge and its staff for providing a safe and loving place for our family to recover and grow into possibilities that we had desperately prayed for. There is a national need for their services and we are pleased to have found them in the nick of time.”
~ WestBridge parent, Manchester, NH
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