Youth and Young Adult Outreach

Bridges offers programs and support services for youth and young adults who are experiencing challenges in transitioning to the independence and responsibilities of adulthood.

SMART Recovery® Program and Meetings

Bridges' SMART Recovery® program supports teens (ages 16-18) who have or are considering abstaining from any type of addictive behaviors (substances and activities). SMART stands for (Self-Management and Recovery Training) and the program teaches you how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions and actions and helps you work towards long term satisfactions and quality of life.

The program also supports friends and families who are affected by the substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one.

SMART Recovery is a 4-Point program offers specific tools and techniques for each point:

Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

Free Group Meetings:
SMART Recovery Teen Group Meeting
Are drugs, alcohol and other behaviors getting in your way?
Feeling hopeless and out of control?
Can't concentrate on school?
Are friends and family members concerned? We can help!
Meets on: Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:30pm

SMART Recovery-Family and Friends
Do you feel helpless and confused about your teen's addiction or other struggles?
We offer support and tools for people affected by the addictive/self-destructive behavior of someone close to them.
Meets on: Mondays 6:45 - 8pm

All meetings are held at:
RM4 Drop-in Center 570 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06410
For more information, call 203.693.2640.

RM 4 Drop-In Center

Welcomes people ages 18*-25 to our center at 570 Boston Post Rd., Milford. We are a drop-in resource, a space where you can enjoy recreational activities, explore your creative interests through arts activities, take a yoga or martial arts class, use our computer lab for job searches, or simply talk with other people about what's on your mind. We have staff who will listen and talk with you privately, on your terms, about things going on in your life. We can help you connect to other resources that may be helpful to you, as you make the transition to the responsibilities and independence of adulthood. Call us at (203) 693-2640 or check out RM4.org

*Participation in activities by those under 18 requires parent/guardian permission.

CT STRONG

Healthy Transitions is an initiative to engage and connect transition-age (16-25) young adults who have, or at risk for, behavioral health disorders to high-quality care through the use of Wraparound Services.Wraparound plans can address issues related to young adult's  home, school, community, basic needs, safety, social, emotional, spritual, educational and cultural needs.

The B-SAFE Project  - Prevention, Pregnancy and Parenting Outreach

This program provides confidential prevention, pregnancy and parenting support and education for teens and young adults up to age 22. The B-SAFE Project is a community-based program, that promotes healthy choices and responsible decision-making around sexual activity and reproductive health for teens and young adults, and provides pregancy and parenting education, referrals and support.

All services are free and confidential.

Call 203-301-2353 or email BSAFE@bridgesmilford.org for more information




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