How do I know if I, or someone I know, is an addict or an alcoholic?

Coping with a loved one's addiction is different than dealing with any other disease, but addiction is a disease. We can assist you find the right treatment. Bridgemark understands the strain addiction places on individuals, family and friends. Our clients are treated with the utmost respect and are provided with treatment unique to their needs. As such, the number of treatment sessions is specific to each client's needs and goals.

Signs that you or someone you know may have a drug or alcohol addiction include:

  • Use of drugs or alcohol as a way to forget problems or to relax
  • Feeling annoyed when other people comment on or criticize your use of drugs
  • Problems with work
  • Stealing or selling belongings to be able to afford drugs
  • Withdrawal or keeping secrets from family and friends
  • Loss of interest in activities that used to be important
  • Spending a lot of time figuring out how to get drugs
  • Failed attempts to stop taking drugs or drinking
  • Irritability, anger, hostility, fatigue, agitation, anxiety, depression, psychosis (seeing or hearing things that are not there), lack of coordination, difficulty concentrating
  • Associating with questionable acquaintances or frequenting out of the ordinary locations to purchase or use drugs
  • Feeling remorse or guilt after using drugs
  • Needing to take more of the substance to get the same effect
  • Changes in eating habits, including weight loss or gain
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Feeling shaky or sick when trying to stop

How long does treatment last?

At Bridgemark, treatment is specific to the individual client. We tailor treatment based on
the client's needs.

What if I fail?

We believe that recovery is not an event. It is a process. Our programs recognize alcoholism and other drug and behavioral addictions as progressive in nature. Therefore, recovery must be a developmental process in which the client must acquire insights into the dynamics of his/her disease. The process includes development of sober life skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for continued recovery.

I think I'm an addict or alcoholic, what do I do now?

We're here for you and will walk with you every step of the way. Call now for support 401-781-2700 or by video phone 1-866-730-9573.

What range of services do you offer?

Bridgemark will assist in finding the best course of treatment for you. We offer residential treatment for adult males, outpatient programs and integrated services such as family therapy, anger management, interpersonal violence intervention, gambling treatment, family intervention and aftercare services. We also provide unique transitional services such as peer networking opportunities, housing – both transitional and supportive, and relapse prevention. Bridgemark is one of very few treatment facilities to provide services for the D/deaf and to offer all services in Spanish.