The Bridge to Recovery is a therapeutic refuge located on 115 acres in the beautiful, rolling hills of south-central Kentucky. Our program, which is located approximately an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee, offers customers a woodsy, rustic atmosphere with natural surroundings such as forests, meadows, natural caverns, the quiet waters of a creek that runs through the property, and wildlife.

Unless you are attending a specially scheduled program (such as Alumni Intensives) hosted in our Cabin, guests at The Bridge to Recovery are allocated to one of our houses in either our Men’s House or our Women’s House. Each dwelling is far from a clinical atmosphere and can be regarded as homelike. Our Men’s and Women’s Houses provide a relaxing atmosphere for our visitors to return to each evening following a day at our main lodge. Each home has a gender-specific Property Manager who monitors the house’s normal needs and maintenance as well as provides assistance to visitors as needed.

Our clients stay regularly involved in the therapeutic components of the Bridge to Recovery program, which is referred to be “intense.” However, there is some downtime, albeit infrequently. Our clients frequently love wandering around our 115 acres during that time, which offers some of the most stunning landscapes, ideal for a meditative experience to reconnect with oneself. We also provide alternative outlets for self-care because nurturing or acquiring healthy coping skills is a component of our process.

We understand that many people have self-care routines before coming to The Bridge and that being physically fit is vital. There is a workout section with weight and cardio equipment available. Our clients are welcome to use this space as long as they are following healthy habits. Walking, hiking, and running for meditation are also popular.

Yoga classes are offered twice a week to clients at The Bridge. Clients learn how to center themselves, inhabit their bodies, and create a safe space for themselves through yoga (inside themselves). It also aids in the development of a nonjudgmental relationship with the body, which is frequently difficult to achieve.

Our combination of set admission dates (we start a program every other Monday), small group sizes (we only admit up to 11 people each admission Monday), and closed groups (which provides a safe and secure environment for our clients without the fear of new clients entering the group or clients leaving at inconvenient times) has resulted in a healing recipe that is truly unique to The Bridge.

Men and women aged 20 and up can be found in the Bridge to Recovery environment (with 18- and 19-year-olds considered on a case-by-case basis). This has proven to be the most effective method of dealing with trauma. During our nearly five decades of operation, we’ve discovered that within each particular group of varied genders and ages, family systems relevant to the group’s needs and challenges emerge, allowing those issues to be handled head-on. This environment fosters genuine and genuine healing.

To meet the various and broad program specialties we provide, The Bridge to Recovery team of therapists, counselors, and support professionals bring a variety of experiences, degrees, licensures, and skillsets. Carol Cannon, our co-founder, designed our unique program foundation decades ago, which we continue to utilize today because of its proven track record of efficacy. We also make certain that our team receives the most up-to-date and cutting-edge trauma care training, and we incorporate those techniques into the program where they may be used effectively. As a result, we will be able to offer one of the most unique care options in the world.

Staffing and training, food services, facilities and maintenance, and supportive programs are all supported by the fees given to The Bridge to attend our program. We do not have the enormous overhead that other programs with a medical component have since we are not a “medical” model program, meaning we do not have doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and/or psychiatrists. As a result, we are able to keep our fees significantly lower than competitors in our field.

  • Address 1745 The Bridge Rd
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
    United States