At WestBridge, we are committed to providing optimal care in a truly integrated dual diagnosis treatment program. Our family-centered, evidence-based treatment is for adult men experiencing symptoms of mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Residential Treatment Program
Our Residential Treatment program is a home-like environment with a unique healing atmosphere for evaluation, treatment, and 24 hour support that allows men with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder to begin or to re-establish the healing process.
Our programs are designed to promote a sense of belonging and community, where men increase their coping skills and sense of safety with the support of others. People feel safer when they know they are being supported and joined by others.
The Commons is located in Manchester, NH.
Family Education and Support
By engaging and educating families throughout the course of treatment, we help increase awareness of how to identify and respond to hallucinations, anxiety, delusions, depression and mood swings, and substance use, we help families to relinquish the role of crisis responders and resume the role of family members.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Outpatient Program
Our outpatient service is offered in Manchester, NH, employs the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, an evidence-based practice involving community integration.
WestBridge is highly successful at helping participants gain the skills they need to live healthy, sober and satisfying lives while living in the community.
Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists in the areas of housing, finances, employment, symptom management, medical care, and family life, who work with individuals and families build and sustain skills for successful community living. Our comprehensive wrap-around ACT services that are accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Evidence-Based Practices and Therapeutic Techniques
Throughout our integrated dual diagnosis treatment programs, we utilize a variety of techniques to assist in the process of recovery. These include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Supports identifying and modifying unhelpful
thoughts and behaviors that underlie symptoms caused by psychological distress. CBT
focuses on learning how to change thoughts from negative and self-defeating to positive
Medication Management – For many individuals, the most effective recovery results are obtained with the systematic use of medication. At WestBridge, we utilize current
evidence in selecting and monitoring treatment and responses to medication. We
involve individuals, their families and the care team in the decision-making process, as
permitted by the individual. Every effort is made to reduce the number of medications
Motivational Interviewing – Engages participants in treatment by decreasing resistance, exploring and increasing ambivalence, and developing insight and internal motivation, all leading to behavior change.