Residential Treatment is designed to treat clients who are not in danger of withdrawal but need to be taken out of their present environment to achieve their recovery goals. The average length of stay is four to six weeks; however, length of stay is very individualized. Client’s function within a highly structured and therapeutic community 24 hours per day, while receiving skilled therapies including individual and group counseling, education groups, occupational groups, and recreational therapies. BRC offers residential treatment programs for drugs, alcohol, and gambling addictions. Bristlecone allows smoking at scheduled times at a designated off-site location near our facility; however, smoking is not permitted on or inside the property (this includes vaping).
Transitional living is an option designed to assist recovering clients in their efforts to rebuild their lives. The Transitional Living (TL) program currently provides housing to clients interested in remaining in a safe, gambling free, and sober environment until they are ready to transition back into society. The self-pay fee for T/L is $155 per week and subject to change without notice. This fee includes a variety of group counseling programs onsite and may be partially or fully covered by a grant.
It is critical to the success of problem gambling clients who have been through recovery to remain abstinent from gambling and substance free; therefore, this program is governed by strict rules of conduct and behavior to ensure clients remain abstinent and substance free while housed in the facility. Clean living is maintained by random drug tests and closely monitored activities. The result of the random testing and monitoring is that clients learn to make choices on their own and with the support of a counselor. Learning to make these choices helps them begin to establish new patterns for their lives. To remain in good standing in Bristlecone’s Transitional Living program, the client must remain clean and gambling free while living at Bristlecone, attend group counseling sessions at least once per day, and follow all Transitional Living program rules. The client must have an active treatment plan and meet with their counselor as recommended.
Bristlecone works together with VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare, more specifically, the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program to provide services needed by those who served our great nation.
Contract Emergency Residential Services (CERS) This program offers residential treatment for honorably discharged veterans. Eligibility for this program is determined by HCHV. For more information and eligibility requirements call us at 775-954-1400 during business hours and ask for our veteran’s administrator. The treatment runs in concert with our SUD residential and Problem Gambling residential programs with one difference. In CERS, veterans not only focus on recovery from substance use, mental health, and or problem gambling issues they begin to tackle homelessness and joblessness struggles in a safe supportive environment. Bristlecone employs a veteran specific team of professionals, including case managers, counselors, and peer recovery support staff who prepare these heroes for independent living and connect them to the resources and ancillary programs that will keep them thriving in our community. This program can run up to 90 days or longer with special permission from the VA.
Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Transitional Living Our GPD program offers honorably discharged and humanitarian veterans a transitional living environment that focuses on independent living, mental health, and addiction issues. Eligibility for this program is determined by HCHV. For more information and eligibility requirements call us at 775-954-1400 during business hours and ask for our veteran’s administrator. Veterans in GPD focus heavily on safe long-term housing in addition to possible mental health or addiction issues that led to their homelessness. Our staff work with state and local officials along with VA case managers to locate and assist in the housing process. Disability and medical issues plague many of our veteran clients and the GPD program can provide up to two years of transitional living to address these issues and allow veterans time to resolve life altering circumstances that created barriers to independent living.
HCHV can be reached at 775-324-6600. VA Sierra Nevada Hospital can be reached at 775-786-7200.