Bridges is a youth peer support group for adolescents in recovery from addiction serving the greater Seattle area. Bridges offers a highly effective holistic wraparound service for teens in substance abuse recovery and their families because we harness the power of positive peer pressure to get and keep teens sober while working with the families to heal systems that keep kids sick.
We empower teens to develop their identity as people in recovery by building a safe community supportive of their hopes and dreams. The support the families and teens receive allow them to reimagine what’s possible.
Bridges is a Seattle-based grass roots organization dedicated to bridging the gap from active substance abuse to meaningful, long-lasting, fun and individualized recovery for adolescents and their families. We believe the best way to achieve long-term adolescent recovery is an empathetic, inclusive, positive, fun, and enthusiastic network of peers with similar goals. Bridges uses the peer model combined with wraparound services to create sustainable sobriety/recovery for teens and their families.
The Bridges model was created to address the emotional, psychological, spiritual and social needs of teens struggling with substance abuse issues. It focuses on peer connection, support, education, family involvement (whenever possible parent/guardian participation is required) and, most of all, recovery and fun.