Bridges Sober Living Apartments in Los Angeles, CA
Recovery mentors work with residents to connect them with the services they need and help them move forward on their recovery journeys.
At Bridges, clients can enjoy a wide variety of different sleeping arrangements. The vast majority get the most benefit from occupying semi-private rooms where they can enjoy both solitude and social support. Although the apartment complex is co-ed, each suite has only same-sex individuals occupying the residence.
The mentorship program at Bridges is a critical aspect of residents’ recoveries. Utilizing both in-house mentors as well as sponsors in 12-step programs outside of the residences, clients can take advantage of the strength, experience, and hope of those who are further along in their sobriety paths.
Residents at Bridges Sober Living Apartments generally cook their own meals, which teaches them accountability and how to take care of themselves. Group meals at Bridges are opportunities to build community, invite family members over, and learn healthy eating habits.
“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift... for those who are willing to receive it.”
The staff members at Bridges are passionate about recovery and highly experienced. Many of them have been through the process of getting sober themselves, making them important mentors for new residents. Our trained staff has an on-site presence at the Bridges apartments on a 24/7 basis. Residents can be confident that they will have access to moral support, resources, and safe supervision at all times.
Every resident at Bridges has occasional transportation needs. Clients attend regular 12-step meetings off-site, and most have appointments for outpatient therapy sessions, as well as a variety of other needs. We coordinate and provide transportation to all residents, as long as plans are made in advance. Staff members are available to transport newer residents to treatment programs, job interviews, therapy, doctor appointments, and more.
Addiction has a tendency to destroy personal finances. Not only are drugs and alcohol expensive, but active addiction leads to impulse control problems and poor decision-making. Debt and financial destitution are common experiences. At Bridges, residents learn valuable skills for handling their money. We encourage them to get involved in debt relief programs and employment support resources. At the same time, we actively help newly sober residents manage their money while simultaneously teaching them invaluable budgeting and investing strategies.
Our staff members coordinate services with physicians and psychiatrists to ensure that all of our residents are getting the medical services they need. Residents often take prescription drugs for their mental health disorders or take drugs related to their addiction in the context of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. Getting proper pharmacological treatment is critical in recovery. We handle all on-site medications and supervise residents when they take them, ensuring they get the proper dosages and mitigate any potential risks.
Drug Testing / Urinalysis
It is crucial for sober living residents to be confident that their fellow residents are also sober. A thoroughly drug-free environment is critical to providing a safe and trigger-free space for clients to pursue recovery. At Bridges, our staff members regularly administer drug tests to ensure accountability.
Family members often suffer just as much as their addicted loved one. We are committed to making family members part of the recovery community. We also encourage them to take part in their own healing and recovery journeys. We work towards facilitating healthy communication between our residents and their loved ones so that they can repair their broken or damaged relationships. Moreover, we recognize that family members often have their own needs to take care of after years of having to worry about their addicted loved ones – and we connect them with any resources.
“My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high!”