Bridge to Recovery Program

The Bridge to Recovery Program is the first of its kind nationwide and offers a unique opportunity to address the unmet needs of at-risk, substance abusing individuals. Our SBIRT model is designed to prevent or reduce the development of more serious substance abuse, addiction, or other mental health disorders by providing referrals to recovery and treatment programs, community outreach, as well as other services. According to the San Diego County Behavioral Health Services Databook, approximately 60 percent of clients who seek services at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital have a substance abuse problem.

Bridge to Recovery Services Include:

  • An initial screening for substance abuse to identify risk level, followed by a brief intervention with education and referral.
  • 90-day case management and intervention services
  • Assessment
  • Brief treatment
  • Linkages to treatment, housing, food, financial assistance, and employment
  • Mobile outreach
  • Outcome-driven services
  • Free services
  • Training for Law Enforcement Officers - we provide training on issues related to substance abuse and other mental health disorders for the San Diego Police and Sheriff’s Departments to increase understanding and improve safety.

Age Requirements

  • Services are available to individuals 18 and older and their families who are evaluated at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital (Crisis Recovery Unit or Emergency Psychiatric Unit), Jane Westin Center, County DUI Clinics or Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center.
  • Adults 55 and older evaluated in county–wide facilities.

More Information

To find out more information about the UC San Diego Bridge to Recovery Program, please call 619-542-4166.

Bridge to Recovery Program
3851 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Fax: 619-542-4168