Unlike other treatment facilities, Friends of Bridge also incorporates an educational component into our day.  Educational coordinators keep in constant contact with the host school to make sure all necessary classes and credits are being addressed.  Our teachers are NYS Certified in each of the appropriate subject areas and they are overseen by our tutoring agency. The educational component is extremely successful with 90% of the students passing their classes and end year exams.                                                                                                   

Our program is from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Adolescents have group and one-on-one meetings during the course of the day.  We maintain contact with parents/guardians throughout the treatment process and coordinate family sessions to outline ongoing issues or progress. We also integrate, and work with outside services when need be in order to help our student if they continue to struggle. We conduct random mandatory drug screenings on a regular basis.  Our NYS Certified Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors focus solely on treating the drug related issues that caused the need for treatment in the first place.

Adolescent Day Program

(Monday Through Friday 10am-2pm)

A specialized daytime experience consisting of:

  • Daily psycho-educational, recovery, relapse, prevention and life skill groups.
  • Individual and Family Counseling.
  • Parental or Guardian involvement is an important part of the treatment process and is strongly encouraged.
  • A major component of the adolescent day program is our participant’s educational experience. Courses are taught on an individualized basis to all program recipients by certified N.Y.S. Special and Regular Education Teachers and Teacher’s Assistants. Tutors work directly with students to arrange credits, course work and preparation for Regents, RCT and SAT.
  • All adolescents involved with the school component must participate in the treatment process.

Adolescent Life Skills

(Monday through Friday 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

  • Daily educational discussions, training and integration of skills for daily living through the group process.
  • Handouts, audio, and video demonstrations with other methods of communication used to provide a learning experience preparing the adolescent for dealing with day to day tasks.