Bridges of Hope's treatment philosophy is anchored on evidence and the premise that alcoholism and drug addiction are clinical disorders that develop dependence on mood/mind altering substances. Substance use disorders are developed and centered in the limbic region of the brain. Contributing factors to development of substance use disorders are hereditary, developmental, environmental, and drug use itself. Working together, these factors lead to progression of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. We believe that treatment requires a clinical multidisciplinary approach consisting of assessment and identification of all related underlying issues.