It is difficult to measure the true impact produced by the substance abuse treatment services provided at Bridge House / Grace House.
Consider the negative effects that substance abuse has on so many of our citizens, not only those who are engaged in or fighting addiction themselves, but the collateral effects that these individuals have on crime, health, housing, families, education and overall economic development.
Below are some Statistics we use to measure our impact on our community:
Reduced Frequency of Use
Pre-treatment, 100% of residents reported using drugs or alcohol. Upon exit of treatment 3.1% of men and 5.3% of women used drugs or alcohol.
Reduced Criminal Activity
Upon entry into Bridge House / Grace House 69% of men and 62% of women report criminal activity. Upon exit of Bridge House / Grace House 1.2% of men and .8% of women report criminal activity.
Upon entry of treatment 4% of men and 2% of women had employment income. Upon exit of Bridge House / Grace House 32% of men and 29% of women have employment income.
Increased Stability of Housing
Before entering Bridge House / Grace House 23% of men and 26% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exiting Bridge House / Grace House 61% of men and 62% of women are in stable housing situations.
Increased Social Support
While in treatment, residents attend 12 Step meetings outside of the primary treatment setting to build a wide base of recovery-related support. Pre-treatment 10% of men and 12% of women reported having involvement in social/recovery support activities as compared with 72% of men and 76% of women upon exit of treatment.