Bridging the Gaps, Inc. in Winchester, VA

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(5 of 5)
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423 West Cork Street
Winchester VA 22601

Bridging the Gaps, Inc. Philosophy

Bridging the Gaps (BTG), an integrative residential addiction treatment facility located in historic Winchester, Virginia, provides treatment for adults suffering from the disease of addiction. We provide a phase based complete continuum of treatment consisting of 3 core phases with the opportunity for an extended 4th phase to better facilitate a client’s transition back into the demands of day to day life. At BTG we provide treatment for substance use disorders by integrating traditional modalities of psycho-social-spiritual treatment with complementary approaches oriented towards physiological healing and wellbeing. Using the most progressive modalities available, coupled with traditional “12 step” program, we help our clients recover their physical health as well as provide them with the psychological and spiritual tools they need for a life free from drug addiction and alcoholism. We offer integrative treatment modalities including education, individual and group counseling, intravenous therapy, oral nutrients, nutrition, acupuncture detoxification, fitness, massage, neurofeedback, meditation, yoga, and Reiki. Clients also will have the opportunity to participate in music therapy, expressive therapy, and a spiritual retreat with a sweat lodge. We combine treatment approaches that incorporate healing of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.

Areas of Specialization

  • Intensive Outpatient
    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

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Integrative Modalities

Neurofeedback Program

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Located in the quaint Virginia town of Winchester, Bridging the Gaps (BTG) offers both residential and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment to adult men and women. The facility, which opened in 2000, aims to “bridge the gaps” between traditional addiction treatment and alternative therapies. Detox services are not offered on-site.


Each phase lasts between 30 and 45 days. Phase I of the residential program is focused on physical and emotional stabilization. Clients are introduced to the 12-Steps and attend individual, group and psycho-educational sessions while also participating in neurofeedback training, intravenous and oral nutritional therapy, meditation, and acupuncture. Phase II builds upon Phase I, but delves deeper into emotional issues and often addresses trauma and pain. Phase III is a stage of transition; clients continue to receive therapy and support while adjusting to an increased level of freedom and responsibilities. Phase IV is the final transitional phase, and it is optional. Clients may continue with aftercare services while living in a sober residence.

BTG’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) offer similar treatment, but at a less intense level of care. Both programs allow for the tapering of services as the client progresses through their recovery. Those enrolled in outpatient programming should expect regular Breathalyzer tests and urine screenings. Individuals may receive neurofeedback and intravenous therapy for an additional fee.


BTG’s staff consists of physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, and certified addiction counselors, according to the facility’s website. Each counselor typically manages between six and eight clients at a time.


The 24-bed center offers three residential units: two for residents in Phases I and II, and one for residents in Phases III and IV. All residences are homelike and located within walking distance of the treatment facility. Clients share rooms and have access to TVs, internet, phones, and laundry facilities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has received just one review from an alum, Gina, to date. She recommended Bridging the Gaps with five out of five stars, rating the facility five stars in every category including holistic treatment offerings, counseling options, and staff’s level of experience and training. She wrote: “The environment allowed for my physical & emotional healing and encouraged my spiritual growth -- which is the key to sustained sobriety.”

On Bridging the Gaps’ Facebook page, which the facility can curate, nine reviewers to date averaged 4.6 out of five stars.[1] While most reviewers to leave commentary were satisfied staffers, alum Steve described the organization as “fabulous.” On Yelp, four reviews were polarized in their reactions to the facility, with three five-star reviews and two one-star reviews to date.[2] Positive reviews described the staff as professional, while negative reviews accused the facility of practicing racism and giving poor treatment of clients.


One staff member polled by to date rated the facility four and five out of five stars in several categories, including the experience and level of training of the staff. Two reviews on Facebook from staff members rated the organization five stars as well, describing the environment as “great.” Staff member George wrote: “To this day I am still receiving great feedback about the program and how much better my clients felt after going through the natural detox program at Bridging the Gaps.”


Depending on the phase of treatment, residential clients can expect to pay $22,500 per month for the first two phases and $12,000 for the third phase. Phase IV of treatment is priced at $1200 a month. Partial hospitalization costs $400 a day, and the IOP costs $250 a day. BTG works with several health insurance providers, and some financial aid is available.

Updated March 2017



Published on April 2017

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BTG believes that addiction is a “whole person” disease requiring treatment of the mind, the body, and the spirit. All of the treatment program components work as an integrative whole, helping recover their physical health as well as providing them with the psychological and spiritual tools they need for a life free from drug addiction and alcoholism. Education and counseling sessions are among the many modalities utilized to specifically target treatment of the mind. Intravenous therapy, oral nutrients, nutrition, acupuncture detoxification, fitness, massage, and neurofeedback are among the modalities utilized to specifically target treatment of the body. Meditation, yoga, Reiki, and the 12 step program are among the modalities utilized to specifically target treatment of the spirit.

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The non-medication approach suited me. They addressed the physical damage sustained by years of substance abuse, particularly the brain chemical instability, through vitamins, supplements & amino acid therapy. Neurofeedback and acupuncture were also used. The environment allowed for my physical & emotional healing and encouraged my spiritual growth -- which is the key to sustained sobriety. I would highly recommend this approach to anyone.

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