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Turnbridge operates leading mental health and substance abuse treatment programs throughout Connecticut. This blog is a resource for people seeking addiction and mental health recovery information and inspiration, and the latest Turnbridge news and events.

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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 […]

What Types of Therapies Are Used to Treat Addiction?

Drug addiction, formally called a substance use disorder, is a chronic and complex disease. It is characterized by compulsive drug use and drug-seeking behaviors, which leave a lasting effect on an individual’s body and brain. Not every addiction is the same. Each person has distinct experiences with drugs and alcohol, both in their use and […]

What is Rehab? Drug Rehab FAQ

Recognizing the need for rehab, or professional intervention, is a key step in the recovery process. This means you (or your loved one) have recognized the negative implications that drug abuse has had on your life – and you feel ready to make a change. Of course, deciding to commit to a drug rehab program […]

Research Shows Substance Abuse in Adolescence Causes Issues in Adulthood 

In the United States, the vast majority of people start drinking alcohol before reaching the legal drinking age. Specifically, over three-quarters of Americans report consuming alcohol before age 21, and 60 percent started drinking while still a minor, in adolescence. Frequently, illicit drug use also starts during the teenage years. For example, most Americans start […]

What Does Recovery Mean?  

When we talk about mental health and addiction, “recovery” is often a part of that conversation. Recovery is the ultimate goal for a person who is battling a substance use or mental health disorder. However, what does recovery mean, exactly?   Recovery does not just mean sobriety or abstinence. Recovery is not a finish line, nor […]

The Different Types of Addictive Drugs 

Substance abuse and addiction have become a national crisis in the United States. As of the latest data, close to 60 percent of Americans are current users of alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs – all of which are addictive. Almost 15 percent – or 40.3 million Americans – were battling a substance use disorder (commonly […]

The Importance of Counseling for Troubled Teens 

Counseling, also referred to as therapy, is a therapeutic method used to resolve problematic behaviors, thought patterns, and feelings. It is also used to overcome relationship issues, histories of trauma, substance use, behavioral and mental health struggles. While anyone can benefit from counseling services, youth are increasingly in need of this level of support.  In […]

Finding Help for Mental Health and Drug Addiction 

Do you, or does someone you love, need help for drug addiction and mental health problems?  Substance addiction and mental health disorders affect millions of people across the United States. In the aftershock of a serious global pandemic, Americans are facing ongoing struggles with their mental health and substance abuse. According to research from the […]

How to Find the Top Rehab for Young Adults

When looking for drug treatment for a loved one, it is important to find a program that is specialized in their age group. Learn how to find the best drug rehab for young adults below. Young adulthood can be an exciting time in one’s life, but it also comes with great challenges. Young adults today […]

What are the Stages of Change in Recovery?

Recovery from substance abuse and addiction requires transformative change. This means making changes from within, to become the best possible version of yourself.  Everyone in recovery must embrace change at one point or another. In order to live sober, they must recognize that they need to change their lifestyle, their habits, and their ways of […]

How to Find the Best Addiction Treatment in New England

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health. It changes the way they think, feel, and behave. It changes their relationships with others, particularly family members. Watching a loved one struggle with addiction is one of the most difficult things you can do. It is important for you to […]