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Adult Services at The BridgeWay

We offer acute inpatient, partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for adults ages 18 and older who are struggling with mental health related issues, substance abuse problems or dual diagnosis. We also provide a thorough, no-cost assessment to determine the appropriate level of care. Our women’s inpatient program provides a caring, supportive and structured environment to help address past experiences and current difficulties.

Located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, all of our behavioral health programs for adults who have been diagnosed with a thought disorder are overseen by a physician. They offer treatment for psychotic, out-of-control or disorganized behavior, and diagnoses such as chronic schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis, paranoia and substance abuse.

Our programs for adults who experience mood disorders offer treatment for depression, anxiety, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, mania, adjustment disorder, impulse control disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders (mood disorder and substance abuse).

Adult Substance Abuse Treatment

In addition to our many other adult services at our behavioral health treatment center, The BridgeWay offers a licensed 14-bed program for the inpatient treatment of adults ages 18 and older with a substance abuse that needs around-the-clock care. The National Institute for Mental Health defines a substance abuse as an addiction to alcohol or drugs. In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. had a substance abuse, and 7.9 million had a substance abuse and another mental illness. More than half of the people with a substance abuse and another mental illness were men (4.1 million). Having two diseases simultaneously is known as comorbidity or dual diagnosis, and it can make treating each disorder more difficult.

Treatment: Our physician-led, twelve-step program addresses the adult’s entire wellbeing, including medical, psychiatric, and social needs. We begin by developing an individualized treatment plan which focuses on the identified behavioral challenges of each patient. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual and involves their input. Each patient has the freedom to examine which thought processes are harming their ability to cope and recover. As such, the plan may include a wide variety of evidence-based therapies. Adult inpatient behavioral health treatment programs may consist of medication management overseen by the psychiatrist who meets with each patient weekly. Therapists meet with each patient daily. The average length of stay for this program is five days. 

Patients participate in different elements of our addiction treatment program based on their individual needs, including:

  • Medical detoxification 
  • Group therapy
  • Behavioral therapies
  • Recreational therapy
  • Psychiatric education
  • Nursing education
  • Substance use education
  • Relapse prevention
  • Medication management
  • Dietary counseling
  • On-campus support by Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous or Al-Anon

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a holistic approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.

Dr. Schay is a certified a buprenorphine provider, and may prescribe Suboxone.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our adult Partial Hospitalization Program at The BridgeWay Hospital, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, serves as a bridge for adults ages 18 and older, providing an additional framework of support in a nurturing environment. The program is often an effective transition from inpatient care. Although not quite as structured as inpatient treatment, PHP treatment is a short-term program for stabilizing mental health symptoms that have significantly gotten worse and are affecting safety or daily functioning as well as those suffering from substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. 

A PHP is essentially outpatient day treatment, offering the ability to live at home and return home after treatment. 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our adult IOP encourages a balance between maintaining daily schedules and benefiting from therapy. Outpatient treatment may provide patients with the necessary structure and support to shift from one therapeutic setting to another. IOP treatment may also provide a great entry point for those hesitant to receive help, highlighting adult intensive outpatient treatment as the first step on the recovery journey or a step-down from residential treatment. 

Additionally, an adult intensive outpatient program is perfect for healing and hope when being treated for mental health disorders or adult drug rehab when your busy life, daily living situation, or family may require you to forgo inpatient treatment for the time-being. 

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Available to adults ages 18 and older, The BridgeWay offers inpatient ECT treatment as a form of treatment for major depression and other issues.

There are risks associated with any treatment procedure, and individual results may vary. Please consult the dedicated professionals within the ECT program at The BridgeWay to assess if you are a candidate for ECT inpatient treatment.

We’re Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mobile assessment services are available by appointment Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.