Tag Archives: addiction

A Family Finds Hope at WestBridge

A family member’s perspective on treatment at WestBridge When I first contacted WestBridge, I was at my wit’s end. I knew we had to do something different this time. My son’s life was at stake. The admissions counselors were patient …

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Danger in your Doctor’s Office: Prescribing Abuse

Over the last 10 years, an epidemic of abuse and addiction to opiates, stimulants, tranquilizers, sleep medication and non-opiate pain medication has occurred. In 2009, 16 million Americans age 12 and older took a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant or …

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Stepping onto the Stage(s) of Recovery

Mental illness and substance use disorders are chronic medical conditions needing lifelong attention and treatment. Both require major lifestyle changes and, as with diabetes, hypertension, and asthma, compliance to treatment may wax and wane. At WestBridge, we base our treatment on …

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The Science Behind Addiction

Understanding how drugs affect the brain and behavior can provide a fuller understanding of drug addiction and effective treatment.  The following is excerpted from a National Institute on Drug Abuse research update. Addiction is a chronic brain disease Drugs change …

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WestBridge Meet & Greet WestBridge Meet & Greet

At WestBridge, we work with adult men and families from around the country and, in some cases, the world. One of the unique features of our model is our Meet & Greet service which allows us to deepen our assessment and begin building trust and engaging participants virtually in the pre-admission process.

The Meet and Greet can be provided in person at the family's request at a cost.