Bridges of Hope - Louisville

Bridges of Hope - Louisville

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Judy

Warm Springs, GA

#1 Dec 11, 2008
Is this a good place to send a son with DUI's?
Bridges of Hope

Loganville, GA

#2 Dec 12, 2008
Anyone got anything on this place??
Concerned Relative

Chevy Chase, MD

#3 Apr 7, 2010
Can anyone give any information on this facility in regards to the success rate of individuals who have gone thru the program here for drug rehab?
bill

Memphis, TN

#4 Apr 25, 2010
Anyone got any feedback on this place as an alternative to send a 20 year old with drug problems
Rose T

Macon, GA

#5 May 30, 2010
bill wrote:
Anyone got any feedback on this place as an alternative to send a 20 year old with drug problems
This is a great place! My son (27) is there now & has been there for 2mo. now & is not the same person he was when he went in. I had been praying for this spiritual change in him for years. He really loves it there & loves who he is becoming. I would recommend Bridges of Hope to everyone. Lots of luck to your son & your family. It is a family disease.

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Rose T

Macon, GA

#6 May 30, 2010
Concerned Relative wrote:
Can anyone give any information on this facility in regards to the success rate of individuals who have gone thru the program here for drug rehab?
70% success rate but no matter where they go for rehab, if getting sober & clean is something they really want, they can do it anywhere. But I highly recommend Bridges of Hope.
Irving

Austin, TX

#7 Nov 22, 2010
This place is a hellhole of forced labor, no rights, they work the poor residents to death. Putting addicts together with other addicts is a recipe for insanity, and with a place run like a concentration camp you're just asking for the exasperation of mental problems and suicide.
Katy

Saint Meinrad, IN

#8 Jan 29, 2011
I went to the women's Bridges of Hope in Alamo and I would not recommend it. Although it does provide alot of structure it is, in my own personal opinion, too much of a harsh environment. There are so many rules it is almost impossible, you are not free to speak your mind, and they use belittlement as a form to break your old behavior. When I was there 2 girls left for every 1 that graduated the program. Also, any medications you are on (for depression, mental issues) you immediately have to go off of cold turkey. There are any therapists or mental health doctors to talk to. Bridges of Hope states that, "They are not a health facility" and if mental or physical issues arise, you must leave. If one thinks that they (or their loved one) can handle 6 months to a year in a military type structure- then it would be perfect. But as far as the average person goes- no.
David

Forsyth, GA

#9 Apr 25, 2011
There are much better options available. The focus at Bridges in Louisville is discipline. That's it. It's an extended boot-camp with AA meetings. There is no therapy, no counseling, and no plan tailored to you as an individual. While I was there I met only one other person who was not there by a court deal to reduce jail time. So, the clients/patients/workers are not really there as much for rehabilitation as they are there to avoid a jail cell.

My criticisms aside (and I have more- just try getting your money back from the cons who run the place), I did meet people there who had clearly been helped by the program. As with any program, know clearly what you think therapy should look like for you.If you know what that is and are serious about improving, it can be done. But don't believe anyone who tells you a program has a 70% success rate. That should be a red flag right there. 10% is probably closer to accurate.
Justin

United States

#10 Sep 17, 2011
This place Is a horrible place. I was there for 4 months. There is so many drugs that go through that place its not even funny. And all they do is kick the people out that use. Okay well its puttin other peoples life in jepordy just by bringing the stuff in. The staff Is insane. The assistant manager just got arrested for stealing the truck and smoking drugs. Okay that is whats running the place. You do not get proper sleep you at all. Your in a room with 6 people. The food is horrible. And you have to work all day and go to meetings all night. And if your sick they charge you gas money to take you to the doctor and even if you have a doctors order for bedrest you still have to work. I would not recomend this place at all!!!
Patrick McAfee

Moore, SC

#11 Sep 23, 2011
So here is the truth about B.O.H., those complaining about it being forced labor, are probaly either spoiled rotten, or have been to multible rehabs and this one wasnt the country club drink lemonaide by the pool rehab. For those wanting change this is the BEST place for it to happen. Cutting grass or planting a garden is not SLAVE labor. my 78 year old grandfather does it daily. They want to get rid of the lasy, everyone owes you attitude most addicts have. It teaches accountability by making you make up your bed in the morning and teaching you accountability by making you work daily like most productive members of society have to do. And there is more healing in that place than anywhere I have ever been. And this is due to living side by side with other addicts. You share your pain with each other and learn what you need to do to change. As a matter of fact while I was there a resident smuggled drugs in and was "snitched" out by other addicts in less than 3 hours. Hardly a recipe for disaster. Most there are serious about there recovery. Those that arent will be forced out by management or residents and go on to post negative post about this life saving place. you work from 8am to like 3pm then get an hour of rec..... that means PLAY TIME. hardly a concentration camp. after that showers, home cooked dinner, and AA meetings. by the way this is rehab not summer camp. I would highly recommend this program. I went in a drug addict at 25 and am now a district sales manager of an INC. 500 company, so it worked for me.
EPC

Phillips, ME

#12 Nov 21, 2011
Our 27 yr daughter is there right now. And we were pleasantly surprised after the first visit and her first 30 days in the facility. Initial anger and resentment has already changed to a focused on healing and getting a better person. Yes, there are rules (like in "normal" society), Yes it is strict and yes you will work in the yard and are watched. But sunbathing and laying on the couch is not rehab either. One of the best things in BOH is as a parent we have a say who our daughter is in contact with (letters,visits etc.) and now we can keep her "drug buddies/boyfriend" and so on away from her. And that includes use of phone(there is non).
Yes, most addicts whine and feel sorry for themselves because what the whole world had done to them. BOH gives them a different perspective. Nothing better then a day of a hard work and a feeling of accomplishment ! We fully support the program.
doc adams

United States

#13 Jan 10, 2012
the boh is a great place, does everyone like it? Of coure not. If you think it's so terrible try willing way, if u
have the momey. The BOH cost 27 dollars a day, willimg way 1000.00 not knocking willingway just using it as an example. A detox and or trearment facillity are not country clubs they are there to show you the type life you should be living for those with the disease of addition have problems dealing with life on life terms. ti would recommend the BOH to anyone that has problems with drugs and alcohol!!!
Dylan Rodriguez

United States

#14 Mar 3, 2012
BOH is the worst rehab I have ever been too there was a guy cooking meth in the so called rehab they feed you three month old food and treat you like your in a work camP not rehab. There was also marijuana Xanax and spice.
Yo momma

United States

#15 Mar 3, 2012
Rather be locked up for sure
Been there-done that

Macon, GA

#16 Oct 4, 2012
EPC wrote:
Our 27 yr daughter is there right now. And we were pleasantly surprised after the first visit and her first 30 days in the facility. Initial anger and resentment has already changed to a focused on healing and getting a better person. Yes, there are rules (like in "normal" society), Yes it is strict and yes you will work in the yard and are watched. But sunbathing and laying on the couch is not rehab either. One of the best things in BOH is as a parent we have a say who our daughter is in contact with (letters,visits etc.) and now we can keep her "drug buddies/boyfriend" and so on away from her. And that includes use of phone(there is non).
Yes, most addicts whine and feel sorry for themselves because what the whole world had done to them. BOH gives them a different perspective. Nothing better then a day of a hard work and a feeling of accomplishment ! We fully support the program.
Louisville is an all male facility. I doubt your daughter has ever seen it.
Been there-done that

Macon, GA

#17 Oct 4, 2012
I was at Louisville more than 6 months. In my expperience for the people that stayed long enough to get a Blessing, i.e. complete the program, none of them had anything negative to say about the program. On your last day you stand up in front of everyone and share. Not one person blasted the place or the staff, it would have been the perfect chance to tell them all off. but nobody ever did. I heard the same thing many times. "The Bridges of Hope Saved my Life".
Nada

Spartanburg, SC

#18 Dec 25, 2012
Any rehab will work if the individual is ready and makes the effort. Have had a son there Louisville and now a grand daughter at one of the women's facilities. Very structured, strict, and the price was right. Not easy must work and take responsibility for addiiction and own past actions. Court mandated residents can sometimes be difficult but good example of where you could be if you don't get with the program. Easy transition into AA once released. No psychologist on staff but plenty of practicing addicts to call you on your stuff. No massage or spa treatment or guards. If you walk you are out the door with no invite back. They mean business. Being outside and working gardens, livestock and pine forest very healing.
Good place!
Success rate comparable to higher end rehabs. Research nationwide rate and Bridges is no better or worse. All up to the individual and commitment to living clean and sober.
KA Fl

Clermont, FL

#19 Jan 7, 2013
There is not program anywhere that will work if the person does not want to change. Those posts above who say it is a boot camp and forced labor, etc, have no idea what a boot camp is. If growing plants in a greenhouse or vegetables in a garden, mowing the lawn on a riding mower or manicuring the roads on a tractor is forced hard labor, I will take some of that. I do it everyday at my house when the lawn needs mowing or I want to grow plants. I didn't see any labor that would cause a resident to even break out in a sweat. We just brought our family member home from six months at Louisvile, Ga. If there were better words to describe the experience other than fantastic, I wish I could think of them. A young man who just 7 months ago almost died from an overdose, changed his life when he acknowledged that he was powerless to stop his addiction and that there was a power greater than he. Once he accepted this fact and started working the 12 steps he went from an immature boy to a young man. The results were and are almost impossible to believe. All of the residents help each other. No they don't offer professional counseling from doctors, etc who learned the problems of addiction from a book, but rather from those addicts who lived it and are now seeking sobriety. Saying something negative about the managers, and staff is completely unfair. They too are addicts and are only concerned with helping each resident end addiction. It is very inexpensive and it works if the individual seeks help. I have nothing but fond memories of our visits to BoH and with our family member. Forget the negative posts you see above, this program has saved many lives. It works.
marty rogers

Savannah, GA

#20 Jan 22, 2013
boh saved my life those knocking it were probably spoiled junkies not willing to do what it takes to get sober,work like slaves? thats part of a addicts problem there lazy an self centered the boh trys to instill a work ethic so maybe when you get out youll get a job an understand the value of a hard days work an stop leaching of your family and hurting them.it also offers us a chance to learn how to stay sober in a structerd surrounding
that place is awesome,an for the guy who thinks jails better have at it im sure youve been locked up since you left with that attitude tough guy

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