At WestBridge, Our family-centered, evidence-based treatment is for adult men experiencing symptoms of mental illness with or without substance use. We are committed to providing optimal dual diagnosis and mental health specific treatment (the later with an emphasis on substance-use disorder prevention.
Residential Treatment Programs
Our Residential Treatment Program, the Commons, is a safe, home-like environment that offers a unique healing atmosphere for evaluation, treatment, and support which helps men with mental illness with or without substance use disorder to begin or to re-establish the healing process.
When men enter our dual diagnosis residential treatment, the first objective is to establish a sense of safety. We provide an environment that is homelike, comfortable and wellness-oriented. Our facilities are intentionally designed to promote a sense of belonging and community. People feel safer when they know they are being supported and joined by others.
The Commons, Men’s Residential Treatment Program, is located in Manchester, NH.
Family Education and Support
By engaging and educating families throughout the course of treatment, we help them to understand what happens when men with mental health disorder symptoms, such as hallucinations, anxiety, delusions, depression or mood swings, add substance use to the mix.
Community Integration Program (CIP)
Our Community Integration Program (CIP) offered in Manchester, NH is based on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, an evidence-based practice.
WestBridge is highly successful at helping participants gain the skills they need to live healthy, sober and satisfying lives while living in the community.
We use a multidisciplinary team approach to meet the individual needs of adult men diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Our multi-disciplinary team focused on housing, finances, employment, symptom management, medical care, and family life will work with individuals and families to build and sustain skills for successful community living. CIP includes comprehensive wrap-around 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.