Providing a space for healing, hope, and happiness since 1972.

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Our mission
We are a transformational residential program helping heal the lives of individuals suffering from trauma & codependency, by addressing the core causes of their emotional pain.
Our vision
To provide cost-friendly opportunities of the highest quality & ethical standards for suffering people to uncover their pain, discover their truth, and transform their life.
Our goals
Provide space to nurture our innate perseverance to survive from painful events, heal our relationship with ourself and the world around us, and discover happiness.
Our team
We are a diverse group of healing advocates with unique personal & professional journies, committed to our clients, their families, our industry, and our community.
Uncover you pain, discover your truth, and transform your life.
For five decades, we have helped thousands of individuals and families experience emotional recovery and a renewed enthusiasm for life.
Call Today 1-877-866-8661

Healing is Possible. Call us today to speak with a member of our team.

For five decades, we have helped thousands of individuals and families experience emotional recovery and a renewed enthusiasm for life.
Call Today 1-877-866-8661
Trying to find your purpose?
Uncover, discover, and heal past wounds.
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Your world collapsing around you?
Divorce, Job Loss, Relapse: We can help.
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Stuck in your life situation?
We help those who have tried it all.
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  • Trying to find your purpose?

    Uncover, discover, and heal past wounds.
    More Information
  • Your world collapsing around you?

    Divorce, Job Loss, Relapse: We can help.
    More Information
  • Stuck in your life situation?

    We help those who have tried it all.
    More Information

Healing is Possible. Happiness is Attainable. Recovery is Real.

No call centers. No robots or automated systems. No pressure. Completely Confidential. No commitment. You are worth the call.
Call Today 1-877-866-8661
Understanding Trauma

It’s about being in pain.

Codependency is pain we experience in our adult lives from being wounded in childhood (trauma) that leads to any negative thinking, behaving and feeling.
We have been providing excellence in trauma and codependency care for over five decades, and are one of only a few trauma-primary programs where clients come to focus on the roots of their pain driving their negative behaviors.

When the pain is healed, lives are changed.
Attending Our Program

There are many unique aspects of our program.

How many people are in each workshop?
We only admit up to 10 participants for each workshop.
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How long is each workshop?
Our workshops require a two-week minimum residential stay.
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When does the program start?
We begin a new workshop every-other Monday.
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Attending Our Program

There are many unique aspects of our program.

The Bridge to Recovery hires Butch Glover as the new Executive Director
After 12 years of service to The Bridge to Recovery, current Chief Operating Officer, Paul Hamblin, is set to retire at the end of 2022. […]
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Extra-marital Temptation
A young wife and the mother of three preschoolers, Erin Chambers (not her real name) was struggling with a puzzling problem: the unexplainable urge to […]
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The Heart of Phil Leedy Lane
When you navigate the backroads of southcentral Kentucky, past the old country store and new homes that have recently been erected amid the old farms […]
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Beyond Alcohol & Drugs
Behind the smiles and self-assurance of many faithful churchgoers lurk the pain, fear, and loneliness of addiction and codependence. Not long ago, I heard a […]
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Not the Last House on the Block
For fifty years, The Bridge to Recovery has become known as a “place to go when there is nothing else.” Many of our clients have […]
Read story
Compulsive Spending
Experts say that the best time to intervene regarding someone's alcoholism is when that person is suffering a hangover. So maybe the best time to […]
Read story
A Full Continuum of Care: An Alumnus shares their Experience
The Bridge to Recovery is dedicated to the notion that we are merely a small part of an individual’s recovery journey. We help clients through […]
Read story
Addiction and Religion
When Harold met Jim at work several months ago, Harold, a Christian, sensed immediately that Jim was lonely and in need of a friend and […]
Read story
When Addictions Multiply
Suzanne, a college student suffered from multiple interacting dependency disorders. This means that she had two or more active addictions at the same time. Suzanne […]
Read story
Beyond Alcohol & Drugs
Behind the smiles and self-assurance of many faithful churchgoers lurk the pain, fear, and loneliness of addiction and codependence. Not long ago, I heard a […]
Read story
When you NO It All
Recently, one of my sons emailed me a large file that included a number of photographs. When I tried to download the file, my little […]
Read story
History, Trauma, & Healing in the LGBTQI+ Community
Fact: The year following The Bridge to Recovery's incorporation, in December of 1973, the board of the American Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 "to remove homosexuality […]
Read story
Caring Less
Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of […]
Read story
The Behaviors of the Caretaker
Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of […]
Read story
The Development of Caretaking
Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of […]
Read story
Our Little Piece of Bluegrass
Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky sits our 115-acre little piece of land. Kentucky was formed as the 15th state when it separated […]
Read story
Revisiting The Decades: Living in Misery
We see many couples attend our program at The Bridge to Recovery (albeit at separate times). Unresolved childhood trauma can cause a multitude of issues […]
Read story
The Birth of the Trauma Tree
By: Neena Wilcox I remember twelve years ago when I began at The Bridge to Recovery, it was my fear for anyone to ask me […]
Read story
Revisiting The Decades: Workaholism, the Respectable Addiction
Originally published over three months in 2001, co-founder Carol Cannon provided this in-depth insight into workaholism, which is still a common addressed at The Bridge […]
Read story
Revisiting The Decades: Religion, Unhealthy Guilt, and Sex Addiction
Cofounders Paul & Carol Cannon had strong roots in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. They provided excellent insight into what many in the Church experience, […]
Read story
Fundraising Day to Admissions Day: Amy’s Story
TBTR impacted my life in so many incredible ways, it is hard to summarize.  A few weeks before I found TBTR through an online search, […]
Read story
Sex vs. Romance vs. Relationship Addictions
Clients often report to us during their prescreening admission process some sort of struggle with intimate relationships. In recent years, the term sex addiction is […]
Read story
Beloved Blunderer or Pathological Perfectionist?
At The Bridge to Recovery, we talk a lot about perfectionism and do a lot of therapeutic work to overcome its grips. This article, written […]
Read story
Magic Happens at The Bridge to Recovery
Magical. It’s the word we hear so often used to describe The Bridge to Recovery. I suppose that 50 years of healing creates a sort […]
Read story
Re-Writing and Re-Parenting our Lives: Kaymen’s Story
I decided to go to TBR because I needed something different. I thought I had tried everything. I didn’t think I needed to “go away” […]
Read story
Revisiting The Decades: Drama Trauma
Nearly 30 years after founding The Bridge to Recovery, co-founder Carol Cannon published this article on stress dependence. Released in 2001, it is interesting to […]
Read story
Cross the Creek
A program around for fifty years is sure to create some dazzled tales of times long ago. In my tenure at The Bridge to Recovery, […]
Read story
Revisiting The Decades: Understanding Codependency
In our efforts to uncover the fifty-year journey of The Bridge to Recovery, we stumbled across a file cabinet in a dusty attic. What we […]
Read story
A Divine Intervention
At The Bridge to Recovery, clients often report to us that attending our program came at just the right time in their lives.  But, the […]
Read story
We Stand On Your Shoulders
I heard a story one time. It was a powerful story about an old fallen Oak Tree, passed down through generations of employees. It was […]
Read story
A Nonprofit Program

The Benefits of Staying Mission-Driven

For fifty years we have been committed to providing an affordable program for those in need while staying mission-driven. Without extensive overhead, our fees are some of the lowest in the industry and go right back into our program.

As a 501c3 not-for-profit, we are able to accept generous donations from Alumni and other supporters helping to keep costs lower, support alumni programming, update our facilities, and support our Life Saver Fund.
Celebrating Five Decades!

The Bridge turns 50 in 2022

The Bridge to Recovery hires Butch Glover as the new Executive Director
After 12 years of service to The Bridge to Recovery, current Chief Operating Officer, Paul Hamblin, is set to retire at the end of 2022. […]
Read more
Extra-marital Temptation
A young wife and the mother of three preschoolers, Erin Chambers (not her real name) was struggling with a puzzling problem: the unexplainable urge to […]
Read more
The Heart of Phil Leedy Lane
When you navigate the backroads of southcentral Kentucky, past the old country store and new homes that have recently been erected amid the old farms […]
Read more
Celebrating Five Decades!

The Bridge turns 50 in 2022.

More information
The Bridge to Recovery hires Butch Glover as the new Executive Director
After 12 years of service to The Bridge to Recovery, current Chief Operating Officer, Paul Hamblin, is set to retire at the end of 2022. […]
Read more ➞
Extra-marital Temptation
A young wife and the mother of three preschoolers, Erin Chambers (not her real name) was struggling with a puzzling problem: the unexplainable urge to […]
Read more ➞
The Heart of Phil Leedy Lane
When you navigate the backroads of southcentral Kentucky, past the old country store and new homes that have recently been erected amid the old farms […]
Read more ➞
Beyond Alcohol & Drugs
Behind the smiles and self-assurance of many faithful churchgoers lurk the pain, fear, and loneliness of addiction and codependence. Not long ago, I heard a […]
Read more ➞
Not the Last House on the Block
For fifty years, The Bridge to Recovery has become known as a “place to go when there is nothing else.” Many of our clients have […]
Read more ➞
Compulsive Spending
Experts say that the best time to intervene regarding someone's alcoholism is when that person is suffering a hangover. So maybe the best time to […]
Read more ➞
A Full Continuum of Care: An Alumnus shares their Experience
The Bridge to Recovery is dedicated to the notion that we are merely a small part of an individual’s recovery journey. We help clients through […]
Read more ➞
Addiction and Religion
When Harold met Jim at work several months ago, Harold, a Christian, sensed immediately that Jim was lonely and in need of a friend and […]
Read more ➞
When Addictions Multiply
Suzanne, a college student suffered from multiple interacting dependency disorders. This means that she had two or more active addictions at the same time. Suzanne […]
Read more ➞
Beyond Alcohol & Drugs
Behind the smiles and self-assurance of many faithful churchgoers lurk the pain, fear, and loneliness of addiction and codependence. Not long ago, I heard a […]
Read more ➞
When you NO It All
Recently, one of my sons emailed me a large file that included a number of photographs. When I tried to download the file, my little […]
Read more ➞
History, Trauma, & Healing in the LGBTQI+ Community
Fact: The year following The Bridge to Recovery's incorporation, in December of 1973, the board of the American Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 "to remove homosexuality […]
Read more ➞
Caring Less
Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of […]
Read more ➞
The Behaviors of the Caretaker
Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of […]
Read more ➞
The Development of Caretaking
Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of […]
Read more ➞
Our Little Piece of Bluegrass
Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky sits our 115-acre little piece of land. Kentucky was formed as the 15th state when it separated […]
Read more ➞
Revisiting The Decades: Living in Misery
We see many couples attend our program at The Bridge to Recovery (albeit at separate times). Unresolved childhood trauma can cause a multitude of issues […]
Read more ➞
The Birth of the Trauma Tree
By: Neena Wilcox I remember twelve years ago when I began at The Bridge to Recovery, it was my fear for anyone to ask me […]
Read more ➞
Revisiting The Decades: Workaholism, the Respectable Addiction
Originally published over three months in 2001, co-founder Carol Cannon provided this in-depth insight into workaholism, which is still a common addressed at The Bridge […]
Read more ➞
Revisiting The Decades: Religion, Unhealthy Guilt, and Sex Addiction
Cofounders Paul & Carol Cannon had strong roots in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. They provided excellent insight into what many in the Church experience, […]
Read more ➞
Fundraising Day to Admissions Day: Amy’s Story
TBTR impacted my life in so many incredible ways, it is hard to summarize.  A few weeks before I found TBTR through an online search, […]
Read more ➞
Sex vs. Romance vs. Relationship Addictions
Clients often report to us during their prescreening admission process some sort of struggle with intimate relationships. In recent years, the term sex addiction is […]
Read more ➞
Beloved Blunderer or Pathological Perfectionist?
At The Bridge to Recovery, we talk a lot about perfectionism and do a lot of therapeutic work to overcome its grips. This article, written […]
Read more ➞
Magic Happens at The Bridge to Recovery
Magical. It’s the word we hear so often used to describe The Bridge to Recovery. I suppose that 50 years of healing creates a sort […]
Read more ➞
Re-Writing and Re-Parenting our Lives: Kaymen’s Story
I decided to go to TBR because I needed something different. I thought I had tried everything. I didn’t think I needed to “go away” […]
Read more ➞
Revisiting The Decades: Drama Trauma
Nearly 30 years after founding The Bridge to Recovery, co-founder Carol Cannon published this article on stress dependence. Released in 2001, it is interesting to […]
Read more ➞
Cross the Creek
A program around for fifty years is sure to create some dazzled tales of times long ago. In my tenure at The Bridge to Recovery, […]
Read more ➞
Revisiting The Decades: Understanding Codependency
In our efforts to uncover the fifty-year journey of The Bridge to Recovery, we stumbled across a file cabinet in a dusty attic. What we […]
Read more ➞
A Divine Intervention
At The Bridge to Recovery, clients often report to us that attending our program came at just the right time in their lives.  But, the […]
Read more ➞
We Stand On Your Shoulders
I heard a story one time. It was a powerful story about an old fallen Oak Tree, passed down through generations of employees. It was […]
Read more ➞
Just 45 minutes north from Nashville, Tennessee sits our healing refuge.

Hidden away on 115 acres of rolling Kentucky hills.

Call Today 1-877-866-8661

Meet Our Clinical Team

Get to know our talented clinicians.
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Understand Our Approach to Care

Learn what makes us unique.
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Meet Our Clinical Team

Get to know our talented clinicians.
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Understand Our Approach to Care

Learn what makes us unique.
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About The Bridge To Recovery
The Bridge to Recovery is a transformational residential program located 45 minutes north of Nashville, Tennessee in beautiful rural Kentucky.  We provide hope, healing, and happiness to those suffering.
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