Help For Others
We understand that you are concerned about a friend or family member. You’ve come to the right place. Let us help.
- How do I know if he/she needs treatment?
- The first step to finding out if someone needs treatment and if so, which treatment program is appropriate, is to schedule an evaluation with a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. You might encourage your loved one to call us to schedule it. There is a fee for this service. You can help by paying for the evaluation if you are able. To schedule an appointment for an evaluation, he or she should call 402-477-3951 during regular business hours (8 am to 5 pm). Appointments are available day, evening or weekends and can be arranged in jail.
- When is the last time your loved one used?
- Today? If he/she is still intoxicated, they can voluntarily come to our social withdrawal unit where our Registered Nurses and Recovery Advocates will monitor their health until they are no longer intoxicated.
- More than a day ago? If he/she are no longer intoxicated but experiences symptoms of withdrawal, they can voluntarily enter our Medical Withdrawal Unit where our nurses can help make them comfortable as their body goes through the withdrawal process. He/she will have an opportunity to meet with a counselor to discuss what steps to take next and schedule an evaluation for treatment.
- What is your loved one using?
- The Bridge can provide treatment for all types of substances including alcohol, synthetic drugs (K2, spice, etc), marijuana, methamphetamine, etc. If you suspect they are using opiates such as prescription pain killers, methadone or heroin, they will likely need an opiate taper before being admitted to The Bridge for withdrawal services. Please call us anytime at 402-477-3951 to discuss this before coming to The Bridge for withdrawal.
- Who can get help at The Bridge?
- We serve men and women ages 19 and older in most of our programs including withdrawal. If your loved one is a minor in need of withdrawal services, please contact your doctor or go to the emergency department at a hospital. Women can receive withdrawal services, respite and outpatient treatment but women needing residential treatment will be referred to another partnering treatment center.
- How much will it cost?
- As a nonprofit, our mission is to help people even if they can’t pay. Depending on the program, we can help identify payer sources, waive or reduce fees or take insurance. Most importantly, don’t let inability to pay determine whether your loved one seeks the treatment he or she needs.
- When can he/she start?
- Now! We are open 24 hours a day, all year long. If you can provide a safe ride to our location and stay while they get checked in, that can be a great emotional benefit. When you arrive, ask to speak to a nurse about your loved one entering our withdrawal program. On rare occasions, this unit may be full so you are welcome to call ahead if you’d like: 402-477-3951.
- Call us anytime: 402-477-3951. Anytime day or night, someone is at The Bridge to take your call. For specific questions about cost or scheduling an evaluation, please call during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm).