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WHY BRIDGES MONITORING

Bridges Medical Clinic was founded to traverse the gaps in addiction treatment.

 

Recovery from addiction is an inherently vulnerable process.  At Bridges, while we see patients at every stage and severity of addiction,  we specialize in helping patients through higher risk periods of recovery. Often, the most challenging periods happen post-residential treatment when patients are medically stable and skills are in place, but they are faced with maintaining the progress they've made  and applying them in real-life situations.  

We truly see our role as providing a ‘bridge’ to help people safely cross over obstacles specific to substance use disorders. Our focus is on recovering function, whether that means returning to work, school, family, or overall healthy living.

WHO ARE WE? 

Bridges Medical Centre offers individualized, patient-centered and compassionate care provided by regulated health professionals who are experienced the field of Addiction Medicine. We serve people from all over Ontario by providing virtual and in-person appointments. Many of our services are covered by OHIP.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Bridges physicians will meet regularly with patients to review and assess their progress. They are positioned to identify relapse, substitution usage, and other risks, and can initiate interventions if necessary. Our care is customized to meet each individual’s immediate needs and long-term goals, and we help patients build comprehensive treatment plans to meet the goals they've set.  We are qualified to provide agoist theapies, which involves p pharmaceuticals such in order to help patients live full an active lives during the treatment process.   Patients requiring additional support can be referred to other physicians within Bridges’ circle of care for medical addiction treatment, or to specialists in other medical fields if necessary.     

We offer an array of supportive services such as monitoring and counseling  to compliment the medical aspect of treatment and encourage patients to approach recovery as a multidimensional process.

Please contact us to learn more about how Bridges Monitoring can work with you to provide high quality, comprehensive care for you, a friend or loved one, an employee, or a client. 

Of course, every person’s experience is unique, and every treatment is individualized. However, successful, long-term recovery form substance use will usually have the following components:

  • An initial medical assessment to determine the immediate medical needs of the patient.

  • A guided or supervised withdrawal period, which may take place at home, in a specialized withdrawal centre, or in a residential treatment centre.

  • A period of intensive residential or outpatient treatment

  • Regular meetings between patients and their addiction medicine doctor, as described above.

  • Prescription for various medications in the long or short term to assist with cravings, withdrawals, and tapering off substances of abuse. ​

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT BRIDGES CAN OFFER YOU:

At Bridges, we truly see our role as providing a ‘bridge’ to help people safely cross over obstacles specific to substance use disorders. Our focus is on recovering function, whether that means returning to work, school, family, or overall healthy living. We encourage patients to approach recovery as a multidimensional process, which means that while we provide medical support, we also help patients develop support strategies in other areas of their lives.

Bridges Medical Clinic offers individualized, patient-centered and compassionate care provided by regulated health professionals who are experienced the field of Addiction Medicine. We serve people from all over Ontario by providing virtual and in-person appointments. Many of our services are covered by OHIP.

Although we see patients at every stage and severity of addiction, we specialize in helping patients through higher risk periods of recovery. Often, the most challenging periods happen post-residential treatment when patients are medically stable and skills are in place, but they are faced with maintaining the progress they've made and applying them in real-life situations.  ​​

Please contact us to learn more about how Bridges Monitoring can work with you to provide high quality, comprehensive care for addiction.

  • Addiction Treatment and Medication Management
     

  • Medical Bridging Before and After Residential and Outpatient Treatments

  • Longitudinal Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

 

  • Medical Monitoring for Workplace and Family Law Applications

 

  • Fitness for Work/Duty

  • Consultations

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