Male Only 12 Step Residential Treatment

The Bridges, run by The Forward Trust, provides full-time, structured residential rehabilitation for men involved in the criminal justice system as a result of their substance misuse.

Established in 2004, The Bridges is the only residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in the UK specifically designed for male offenders and works collaboratively with the probation service as an alternative to custody.

Residents get support for their problems with drugs and alcohol through a combination of assignment groups, workshops, group therapy and one to one counselling.

Further support is available to help residents find a job and somewhere to live, making sure they have the best possible chance to maintain their recovery.

The Bridges is a male only, 12 Step Treatment Centre based in Hull.  The centre has single rooms throughout with ample shower and bath facilities on each floor. The programme uses a mixture of 1:1 and group sessions. The treatment programme uses evidence based interventions, such as the 12 Step model of recovery as developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

The programme also uses elements of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and the Seeking Safety approach.

The Bridges is a therapeutic community in which staff and clients play an active role in the running of the project. We encourage collective openness and sharing in order to maintain a supportive, therapeutic environment in which individuals can achieve their goals.

The centre itself has no TV’s in the rooms, although there are two TV lounges on the first and second floors. There are no mobile phones, laptops or other smart devices allowed in the centre but we do have a payphone and offices phones if required. The reasons for this is to help clients move away for distraction through to connection.  If there is a need to check emails for work purposes etc then we can accommodate the use of a PC in the recovery suite.

The timetable is a mixture of group therapy, 12 step assignments, workshops, attendance at local recovery support meetings 3 times a week, as well as health and wellbeing activities such as holistic therapies, walks, park runs, guitar sessions and art therapy. The Bridges also employs an activities coordinator to ensure there are good planned activities.

Treatments Provided

  • Adult Male Only Rehabilitation (12 Step)
  • Motivational Enhanced Treatment

Bed Capacity

Adult Rehab: 18(Male Only Single occupancy rooms)

10 primary single rooms

8 single self-contained flats

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