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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 […]

Sober Fun: What Do People Do for Fun in Recovery?

What do sober people do for fun, and how do they stay positive throughout the recovery process? Turnbridge takes a look at redefining fun in recovery, and offers fun activities to try while sober. When a person is in early recovery, it is common for them to look back and reminisce about the past. They […]

What is the Most Effective Treatment for Substance Addiction?

Families want what is best for their loved ones. If your son or daughter is struggling with substance addiction, you want (perhaps more than anything) for them to get on a healthy path. You want to find an addiction treatment program that will work, or that will be most effective, in helping your loved one […]

Recovery From Dual Diagnosis Is Possible

When a person is battling substance addiction, they are often struggling with deep-seated, mental health issues too. For example, many people struggle with depression and drug abuse. Some people use drugs to cope with anxiety, or post-traumatic stress. When a mental health disorder and substance use disorder co-occur, it is called dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis […]

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 […]