What is Bridging the Gap?
Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a temporary contact program for alcoholics leaving treatment or incarceration.
Getting back to the "real world" is never easy for an alcoholic. We admitted our first days out were challenging, that we were worried about staying sober. One "slippery" place is between the door of the facility and the nearest A.A. group or meeting. This is where the BTG program comes in.
What Bridging The Gap CAN Do
What Bridging The Gap CANNOT Do
Once you are discharged or released from treatment or incarceration, an A.A. volunteer will reach out and arrange to meet you at your first A.A. meetings, explain the value of having a sponsor, and introduce you to the local fellowship and program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
From Treatment or Incarceration to A.A.
There are two ways to contact us:
1. Call us at: (508) 752-9000 (Sorry no collect calls) and please include:
We will make every effort to reach you on the day of your release.
The purpose of Bridging the Gap is to assist those released from treatment center or incarceration make a successful transition to Alcoholics Anonymous. Do you have 6 months of sobriety and a desire to do real 12th step work? If so, being a "temporary contact" in Bridging the Gap may be for you.
Becoming a BTG Volunteer
As a BTG team member, when someone of your same gender, age, and area requests help, a BTG committee member will reach out to confirm you are available and supply you with their contact information so you can contact them. You may work in tandem with another BTG team member.
The basic goals of the BTG program are:
Thank you for your service! — WAI Joint Treatment Facilities & BTG Committee