Sober Living Community

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The Bridgeway Recovery Houses is a long-term sober living community located in St. Charles, Missouri.

Bridgeway Recovery House is specifically designed to provide a safe and sober environment for men in their first year of recovery.  Although men in the community are living independently, there is support staff on-site to monitor and assist them in their transition from treatment to fully independent living.

The basic requirements for admission to the community are:

  • Abstinence from alcohol and drugs
  • Willingness to commit to at least 3 months at Bridgeway Recovery House
  • Attendance at community-based recovery support groups
  • Willingness to seek and keep employment and contribute financially to your stay
  • Commitment to follow community rules and expectations
Research strongly suggests that 21 or 30  days in a treatment center is often not enough time for a person with a substance abuse disorder to become fully stabilized.  A major challenge facing many individuals attempting to abstain from substances is finding a stable living environment that supports sustained recovery. Sober living houses (SLHs) are alcohol- and drug-free living environments that support abstinence by emphasizing involvement in 12-step groups, employment, and social support for recovery. Unfortunately, private and public payment systems are not positioned to finance extended stays in intensive treatment services.  Long-term  Recovery Residences, Recovery Homes, and Sober Houses have bridged the gap between intensive, highly supervised treatment and fully independent community living.

 

Several studies have found positive longitudinal outcomes for 300 individuals living in different types of SLHs. The studies suggest that they can be a very effective option for those in need of alcohol- and drug-free housing. Improvements were noted in alcohol and drug use, arrests, psychiatric symptoms and employment.  And isn’t achieving a good outcome our goal?  Even third party payers are now focusing on outcomes and are beginning to understand that a couple of weeks in residential care or a month in outpatient is not sufficient time.

Alcoholism and drug dependency are chronic conditions that require long-term recovery planning.  Studies indicate that, with long-term engagement in care, successful outcomes are achieved with the same regularity as other chronic illnesses.  It has become clear that, for most, longer connection to services and  recovery supports is directly related to success.

 

The Bridgeway Recovery House offers residents a chance to transition from more intense initial treatment to totally independent living in a safe, substance-free environment.  In addition to sober housing, recovery support services such as Peer Specialists, Community Support Specialists, and Employment Specialists are available.  Support Services are designed to help residents overcome barriers to ongoing recovery. 

Residency at The Bridgeway Recovery House requires some simple things:

  1. Strong motivation to live a clean and sober life in recovery
  2. Willingness to seek and/or maintain employment
  3. Participation in community-based self-help groups
  4. Desire to be fully invested in a community of sober living
  5. Adherence to community rules, fees, and responsibilities.

Simply contact The Bridgeway Recovery House and complete the application process to secure your place in the community!

Call 1-636-224-1035 or email Greg at gnorris@bridgewaybh.com