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CONNECTIONS Newsletter Archive

Missed a copy of the Turnbridge Connections Newsletter? On this page you can find all of the editions we’ve published previously. Click on the date of the issue you’d like to read and stay up to date with all of happenings at Turnbridge. Sign up here to start receiving the Turnbridge Connections Newsletter. 2020 Newsletter May    June […]

How to Stay (and Stay Positive) in Recovery

For those in early recovery, staying sober can be hard. Staying positive can be difficult, amidst difficult withdrawal symptoms and feelings of hopelessness. Staying on course can be tough as holidays get close or as old party-going friends encroach. How can you stay in recovery and navigate life sober? Whether you have just completed a […]

What is an Average Day in Drug Rehab Like?

A drug rehab or treatment center is carefully designed to help people suffering from substance use disorders. The goal of rehab is to provide these individuals with the skills, resources, and confidence needed to manage their disorder and live a healthy life long-term. As you can imagine, the rehabilitation process takes time. In fact, we […]

What are the Signs of Mental Illness in Teens and Young Adults?

As parents, it’s hard to believe that our children may be struggling with their mental health. However, it’s an important reality that we cannot ignore. Research shows that 3 out of 4 mental health conditions begin by age 24, and at least half of mental illnesses begin by age 14. Teenagers are commonly – and […]

5 Common Mental Health Disorders Among Teens

Often, when we think about adolescence and young adulthood, we think about “easier” times. For parents, it’s easy to assume that our teenagers are carefree, living life, and have no worries in the world. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Mental health disorders are becoming increasingly common in teens—and COVID-19 has contributed to rising […]

Mental Health Trends in Teenagers: A Recap of 2020-2021

The ongoing stress, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on us globally. Since March 2020, we have been forced to cope with periods of isolation and disconnection, alongside grief of what we’ve lost, and worry about what lies ahead. It is easy, as adults, to think only about our […]

Teen Substance Use: When Should Parents Worry?

Research shows that approximately half of teenagers will use drugs by the end of 12th grade. Even more, about two-thirds of teens, will drink alcohol. Because these numbers are so high, it’s easy to believe that teen substance use is normal. It’s easy to shrug off our teen’s rebellion as “just a phase.” However, is […]

Who is Most at Risk of Relapse?

Substance addiction is a relapsing disease, much like asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Research tells us that about half of people in recovery will relapse at one time or another. (This is similar to the rates of relapse for other chronic illnesses, like hypertension and asthma.) Despite how common relapse is, though, we often […]

Who is Most at Risk of Overdose?

For decades, we have watched drug overdose deaths climb to record numbers in the United States. Since 1999, when doctors started prescribing more opioid drugs, the number of fatal drug overdoses has quadrupled. In 2019, the latest research we have available, there were nearly 71,000 deaths caused by an overdose. However, early data suggests that […]

What You Should Know About Drug Detox

Drug addiction is a pervading and persistent disorder that causes lasting changes in the brain. While it is a treatable condition, it is not always easy to break free of the addiction cycle. This is because, when drugs are used over a period of time, the brain and body become dependent on them to function. […]

Why Am I Scared to Go to Rehab?

Are you scared to go to rehab, and get help for your addiction? You are not alone. Of the 21 million people out there with a substance use disorder, an estimated 90 percent do not pursue a rehab program. Much of the time, it is because they are scared – scared of what others might […]