The following services are offered by Friends Of Bridge, Inc.

Friends of Bridge, Inc. is a medically supervised Outpatient that can provide medication management for clientele that are enrolled in treatment.

  • Medical “Clearance for Treatment” assessment by center’s Medical Director.
  • Psychiatric evaluation by referral when indicated.
  • Medication management when indicated for chemical dependency and/or mental health issues.
  • MAT Only Services – Individuals can be evaluated and given Medication assistance to aid in their abstinence from use without coming to treatment.
  • Peer Counseling Services for clients and their family members.
  • Family and couples counseling as clinically indicated.
  • Reporting to appropriate agencies as requested.
  • Referral for evaluation for New York State ACCES-VR Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation program if indicated.
  • Random urine toxicology tests and breathalyzers are used as clinical treatment tools.

MAT Only Services

Medication Assisted Treatment is an option for some. Our clinical staff and Medical Director will determine if MAT Only Services are appropriate for you.

Our Medical Director provides:

Opioid Dependency Medications

  • Buprenorphine – It’s used to aide people struggling to become abstinent from Opioid addictions. It suppresses Opioid withdrawal symptoms while reducing cravings. It works by activating the opioid receptors in the brain, stimulating them as to mimic active use.
  • Naltrexone – Unlike Buprenorphine, Naltrexone doesn’t activate the Opioid receptors sometimes causing euphoric or sedative effects. It binds and blocks the receptors which helps to reduce Opioid cravings. Naltrexone is an injectable medication given 1x monthly which takes the control out of the clients hands. This eliminates the potential to abuse the medication while allowing the client to focus on their early recovery.

Alcohol Use Disorder Medications

  • Acamprosate, Disulfiram, and Naltrexone are the most commonly used medications to help treat an alcohol use disorder. The Doctor will review your needs and make a decision with you as what would be the best medication to assist you.

You must make an appointment to be considered for MAT Only Treatment. An intake assessment needs to be conducted to determine your eligibility with a follow up visit with our Medical Director. 

Please contact us at 516-825-4242 if you are interested 

Peer Counseling Services

(Currently Tues / Thurs 9am – 3pm)

Our peers can help anyone contemplating entering treatment or a family member with concerns. Often you want to talk to someone who has been through what you’ve been through and is now in recovery themselves.

  • We can answer questions if you’re unsure about entering treatment
  • Get help to identify sober supports
  • Supporting you and your recovery
  • Answering questions about the recovery process
  • Helping you navigate family & friends as you recover.
  • Developing plans for success

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 (Take a look at the Significant Other Program described below).
  • 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.

Adult Day Program

(Monday through Thursday 10am-12 noon)

A track of treatment modalities that combines:

  • Group sessions focusing on early recovery issues, relapse prevention techniques, coping skills and appropriate socialization skills.
  • Individual counseling sessions.
  • Encouragement for participation in outside community based self-help sober support groups.

Adult Evening Program

(Monday and Wednesday 7:30pm-9:00pm)

This track provides:

  • A less intensive program for more advanced recovery work or for those clients unable to attend days because of work or family commitments.
  • Individual, family and couples counseling available.
  • Encouragement for participation in outside community based self-help sober support groups.

Alcohol Dependency Program

(Monday and Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:00 pm)

  • Group sessions focusing on the implications of alcohol use through early recovery, relapse prevention techniques, coping skills, and appropriate socialization skills.
  • Individual and Group counseling
  • Encouragement for participation in outside community based self-help sober support groups.

Significant Other Program

Addiction harms not only the user, but their family and significant others as well.

(Wednesday 7:30pm-9pm)

Our interactive support group for Significant Others of substance abusers or chemically dependent individuals is a vital part of the recovery process.

  • Family and couples sessions available.

On Hold Due to COVID-19

Minimal Track Program

(Mondays 7pm – 8pm / Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm)

A 12-week cycle of psycho-educational and group counseling.

The minimal track program is for clients who may have had an incident with drugs or alcohol but do not appear to be abusing or be dependent on drugs and or alcohol at this time. This program is not meant for clients who have received an Aggravated DWI, multiple DWI’s, or who have been in treatment previously by their employer, EAP program, Union, etc.

This program is for a person who has been an occasional or “social” user of and due to this has had a negative outcome. Whether it is with their employer or legal mandate.

  • It is open to mandated or voluntary clients needing minimal treatment time and intensity.
  • The Minimal Track Program is designed for first time offenders or those who are unsure if they have a problem and have been wanting to get some help.
  • Determination of program placement is made upon completion of the intake process by a clinician.
  • As this program is only 12 weeks in length no absences are permitted. If a client is absent from group you will either be discharged from group or you will have to begin the group process over from the beginning at a later date.

To Apply

To apply for programs or services, please call us at (516) 825-4242.