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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.

Prison vs. Rehabilitation: Which is Right for Those Struggling with Drug Abuse?

Substance addiction, or a substance use disorder (SUD), is a chronic disease of the brain. It occurs as drugs make lasting changes in a user’s body and brain, altering its functioning. Drug addicts do not choose to become addicted. Rather, they become physically and mentally dependent on the drugs to live. When we reprimand someone […]

An Increasing Epidemic: Opioid Overdoses Among Black Americans

The opioid overdose epidemic has been affecting our country for years. However, there is a growing racial disparity in the rates of opioid-related deaths. A new study from the National Institutes of Health reveals that the rate of opioid overdose deaths among Black people increased a notable 38 percent from 2018 to 2019. Rates among […]

Orlando Brown’s Story of Drug Addiction and Recovery

If you are a 90s kid, you may know Orlando Brown from Disney’s famed series, “That’s So Raven,” or film, “Max Keeble’s Big Move.” Or, perhaps you know Brown from his more recent music endeavors as a Christian rap artist. Unfortunately, however, more people today recognize Orlando Brown from his troublesome debuts on the news—featuring […]

New Survey Shows Teen Drug Use Trends Amidst the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world hard, and many people around the globe are still suffering from its effects. The loss of loved ones, businesses, jobs, school, and human connection has led many people to experience feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness. New research supports this sentiment. According to the Center of Disease Control […]

Fentanyl Overdoses Climbing High in 2020-2021

Recent news headlines reveal a harrowing reality: Drug overdoses are reaching record rates, and synthetic opioids are to blame. We’re seeing it from coast to coast, nationwide, without any discrimination of who or which neighborhoods are affected. Fentanyl is popping up everywhere, and causing fatal overdoses among teens and adults alike. Below are some of […]

10 Famous Sober Women to Inspire Your Recovery

Choosing to get sober is a big decision that can stem from many reasons. Some people get sober after experiencing a “rock bottom,” while others choose to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol simply to get on a healthier path. Many times, it is loved ones that encourage others to enter treatment and establish a […]

Why Do People Use Drugs, Despite Negative Consequences?

In 2018, more than 53 million people in the United States used an illicit drug. In other words, about 1 in 5 individuals used drugs that year. If you have a loved one who is using drugs, you are not alone. Drug use is all around us – but this fact, of course, does not […]

Decriminalization vs Legalization of Drugs: What It Means for States in 2020-2021

The recent 2020 election has sparked a rise in conversations about the legalization and decriminalization of drugs. In the last decade, marijuana has been legalized across several states. Now, the Biden-Harris administration is seeking to decriminalize marijuana across the entire U.S. And, as of November 3rd, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all illegal […]

Drug Abuse and Overdoses Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

The ongoing stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a toll on lives globally. We’ve experienced loss, illness, isolation, economic turmoil, mental and emotional distress. For those battling a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder, the last twelve months have been particularly disruptive. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

How Simone Biles is Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Simone Biles is perhaps the most well-known American gymnast in history, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the face of the 2021 USA Olympic team. At just 24-years-old, Simone Biles has become the most decorated gymnast in the world, setting records that will be remembered for lifetimes. But her career is not always fun and […]