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WestBridge - The Commons

1361 Elm Street, Suite 207, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03101
WestBridge Community Services is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment to individuals and their families that experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. We provide a fully integrated Continuum of community-based services, including Residential Stabilization, Consultation, Care Management, and Family Education and Support to help individuals and their families achieve a healthy life of recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Support
  • Medication Management
  • Supported Employment

Specialization

  • Residential Services

    The Commons at WestBridge is a safe, homelike environment with 12 beds; that provides short-term support and evaluation for men who are experiencing increased stress, or whose lives have become chaotic as a result of their mental illness and substance use. The Commons provides structured days of recovery including wellness-based gatherings and activities. Our caring professionals are on-site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to provide support, treatment intervention, encouragement and monitoring. Each resident participates in individual, family and group counseling. In addition, medication services, self-help, and vocational services are also at the core of The Commons program.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Mary Ryan Woods, RNC, LADC, MSHS
    Mary Ryan Woods, RNC, LADC, MSHS CEO
    Mary is the Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of WestBridge and a member of the leadership team. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 20 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. She received her nursing diploma from St. Joseph�s Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, NY, her Bachelor�s Degree in Human Service Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. In addition, Mary has provided consultation services to Serenity Place � NH, Ohio County Boards and Camden and Islington Health Trust, UK. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary is the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor�s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals from 1998 � 2002. She is the immediate past president of NAADAC.
  • Jonathan Routhier, MBA, MSW
    Jonathan Routhier, MBA, MSWCOO
    Jonathan is the Chief Operations Officer of WestBridge, providing oversight of all financial functions and serving as a member of the leadership team. He also helps direct clinical services and facilities. Jonathan holds an MBA degree from Franklin Pierce College and a Master of Social Work Degree from Boston University . He brings over 15 years of experience in community mental health and substance abuse treatment services. In addition to his direct clinical work with adults who experience co-occurring disorders, Jonathan has directed a residential treatment program, overseen quality and utilization management programs and directed business office and intake services.

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ABOUT WESTBRIDGE - THE COMMONS

Established in 2001, WestBridge is a CARF-accredited treatment facility that specializes in treating individuals with a dual diagnosis. Located in downtown Manchester, N.H., the Commons program offers long-term residential care and outpatient programming for men struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Detox services are not available on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The Commons guides men through an evidence-based curriculum in a supportive, communal environment, promoting a comprehensive recovery process through three to six months of programming.

Clients participate in evidence-based practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI), across both group counseling and one-on-one therapy sessions. Over the course of their stay, clients become familiar with the surrounding community as they take to educational and vocational pursuits. .

The Commons is also part of the 47.7% of U.S. treatment facilities to incorporate 12-Step programming. Clients participate in weekly 12-Step meetings to establish a long-term method of continuing care that focuses on community involvement and peer support.

When necessary, medication management services are also available to address mental health concerns. The facility also encourages family members and other significant loved ones to attend weekly Family Education Support (FES) sessions, via conference call or in-person.

Prior to graduating, men work closely with their assigned counselors to develop a Transition Plan, effectively reintroducing clients into their respective communities, be it in Manchester or their hometown. In addition, the Commons offers vocational training which is limited to only 39% of all U.S. rehab facilities

Outpatient services are available through the facility’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. The outpatient services mainly focus on co-occurring disorders. In these services, clients work with case managers, nurses, and other specialists to coordinate appropriate services.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The Commons’ boasts a diverse team of clinicians, psychiatric physicians, registered nurses, licensed alcohol drug abuse counselors, medical technicians, residential counselors, and a chef. The facility is staffed 24/7. It is also part of the 28% of facilities in the country that are accredited by CARF.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Treatment is run out of a restored Victorian home close to downtown Manchester, offering fully-furnished single and shared rooms. The 12-bed facility instills values of accountability and mutual support through assigned chores, meal selection, and a general sense of shared living. Based on its size, The Commons is in the largest group of U.S. facilities at 36.8% with fewer than 15 beds.

Beyond their time spent in treatment, clients are provided with ample time for recreation and sober activities. In addition to keeping regular exercise routines, sleep patterns, and a healthy diet, clients are provided with tobacco cessation programs, yoga, mindfulness activities, and biosound therapy.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Although Rehabs.com has not received feedback from alumni as of this writing, Rehabs.com has received two reviews from loved ones of former clients. The feedback was very positive. Both shared anonymously, one reviews celebrated the facility’s “genuine” counselors, while the other wrote: “They taught my relative how to recognize trigger points and equipped him with alternative ways to cope.”

Both loved ones gave five out of five stars for the facility's cleanliness, the level of staff experience, family participation, and exercise and leisure opportunities, and both loved ones gave four out of five stars for its holistic offerings.

On Google, the facility has a single five out of five star review to date, without any written commentary.[1]

FINANCING

The Commons accepts private health insurance and self-pay options). The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility a four- and a five-out-of-five star rating for its affordability.

[1] GoogleReviews

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