It is difficult to measure the true impact produced by the substance-use disorder 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.
In 2018, Bridge House / Grace House provided substance-use disorder treatment to 412 men and 394 women. The graphs below reflect the impact treatment has had on their lives as well as our community as a whole.
Reduced Frequency of Use
Pre-treatment 100% of residents reported using drugs or alcohol. Upon exit of treatment 7% of men and 4.1% of women used drugs or alcohol.
Reduced Criminal Activity
Before entry into Bridge House / Grace House 58% of men and 49% of women report criminal activity. Upon exiting Bridge House / Grace House 1% of men and .25% of women report criminal activity. Intake data shows that our residents have been arrested an average of 8.4 times when entering treatment.
Pre-treatment 1.2% of men and 1% of women had employment income. Upon exit of treatment 34% of men and 25% of women had employment income.
Increased Stability of Housing
Before entering Bridge House / Grace House 11.5% of men and 13.5% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exiting Bridge House / Grace House 48% of men and 40% 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 20% of men and 6% of women reported having involvement in social/recovery support activities as compared to 75% of men and 64% of women post-treatment.