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RAPt - The Bridges

About this service

The Bridges is a residential substance misuse treatment centre for men. It was established in 2004 and is run by The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, a registered charity and provider of intensive, abstinence-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes in UK prisons.

The Bridges is the only residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in the UK specifically designed for offenders and we have developed working practices and partnerships that are unique in this field. We have successfully treated men from all parts of the country, many with complex needs. All treatment episodes are tailored to the individual and we work collaboratively with the probation service to best deliver a structured programme of treatment with a clear pathway to rehabilitation and community re-integration.

The Bridges’ treatment programme uses evidence-based interventions, such as the 12 Step model of recovery as developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The programme also uses elements of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and the Seeking Safety approach. The Bridges programme also utilises a Therapeutic Communities approach which supports staff and clients to play an active role in the running of the treatment community. We encourage collective openness and sharing in order to maintain a supportive, therapeutic environment in which individuals can achieve their goals.

All offers of treatment at the Bridges are subject to approval from National Probation Service Humberside and written confirmation of funding. Clients entering treatment should already have received suitable detoxification and submit a negative drug/alcohol test on admission.

We are unable to accept applications for clients with Schedule 1 convictions.

Referral (how to access this service)

The Bridges accepts referrals from both prison and community based sources. In some circumstances, individuals may self-refer or be referred by a family member. For those currently in prison, applications must be made 3 or 6 months prior to parole or release. Please give us a call to discuss.

Catchment (areas they serve)



128 Holderness Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU9 1JP
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Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

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