CEO Jon Royle on Addicitions to Painkillers

…At the Bridge Project, based in Bradford, staff had experienced success in running a benzodiazepine withdrawal service for the past seven years, targeting patients in primary health care and GP practices.‘Doing that kind of work in primary care, we were also coming across a great deal of patients addicted to prescribed painkillers as well,’ says Royle. As with the benzos, ‘these patients are never going to roll up at an addiction treatment service on the high street – but that doesn’t mean that there’s not tens of thousands of them out there, people who’d say “I’ve never been near an illegal drug in my life”…

Read the full article in Drink and Drug News here.

Need To See A Dentist?

The Mobile Dental Unit visits the Bridge project on selected Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year, providing dental services for Bridge all clients.

Chief Executive’s New year Message to Bridge Staff and Volunteers

Happy new year and welcome back those of you who’ve enjoyed a well earned Xmas break! This time of year is important for many in setting new goals and resolutions for the year to come but also it’s a time to reflect on where we are now and the distance we’ve travelled. Last month I noticed that there are now 92 colleagues on the Bridge payroll and it’s very rewarding to know that despite the difficult financial climate our charity has continued to flourish and we’ve never been stronger.

Bridge Acquires New Recovery Facility in Leeds

We are delighted to announce that The Bridge Project has been chosen to take over the support and development of The Space for people who have experienced drug/alcohol addiction and/or mental ill health.

Bridge CEO, Jon Royle, writes:

“Bridge is delighted and honoured to be chosen by the Multiple Choice Trustees, Staff and Space Recovery Community as the preferred organisation to take forward the legacy of the Charity.



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