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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.

Addressing the 2022 Mental Health Crisis: Key Points from the White House

America is facing a mental health crisis. Between the loss, worry, fear, isolation, and hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, families across the United States have felt an increase in anxiety, stress, and depressive disorders. This is particularly true for America’s youth, who have been forced to spend some of their most critical years […]

Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

Mental illness is a reality for millions of Americans. Mental Health Awareness Month, honored every May in the United States, is a national movement designed to support these individuals and shed light on the reality of mental illness. In May 2022, this movement is more important than ever. We are in the midst of a […]

How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs and Drug Use

Communication is essential to successful parenting, but getting through to a teenager can be tough – especially when it comes to topics they don’t want to talk about. If you are worried that your teen is using drugs or hanging out with the wrong crowd, it is important to express your concerns. However, it’s also […]

The Importance of Continuing Care for Addiction

In the field of addiction treatment, “continuing care” refers to the stage of treatment that follows an initial period of intensive care. It is designed to provide individuals with more support throughout their recovery – in other words, a full continuum of care. As we know, drug addiction is a chronic and lifelong disease. Much […]

7 Risk Factors for Addiction in Teenagers

Substance addiction is a chronic disease that affects a person’s mental health and behaviors. It develops after an individual has used drugs regularly, over a period of time. With consecutive use, drugs disrupt the user’s brain function and make it very difficult to quit. Because of the nature of this disease, anyone who uses drugs […]

How to Help a Teenager (with a Drug Addiction) Who Doesn’t Want Help

Studies show that teenagers are highly inclined to act on impulse, engage in risky behavior, and get into fights or argue (sometimes, just for the sake of arguing). They are less likely to think before they act, and more likely to misinterpret emotions or social cues. As a parent, you may have asked, “Why is […]

6 Unique Challenges of Female Sober Living & Recovery

When it comes to drug abuse and addiction, women have very different experiences than men. As we’ve detailed in a previous article, women are more quick to jump to high-risk behaviors (like drug abuse) than their male counterparts. Women are also more quick to develop a clinical addiction than men, and more likely to experience […]

How to Help a Teenager With Mental Health Issues: A Guide for Parents

It is easy to recognize when your child breaks a bone or comes down with the flu. For most parents, it is also easy to call the doctor or order the treatment your teen needs. However, when it comes to mental illness, it’s a bit more convoluted. It is not always apparent when a teenager […]

What is IDDT Treatment?

IDDT stands for “integrated dual diagnosis treatment.” It is an evidence-based model of therapy for those struggling with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness. Learn more about IDDT therapy below. Mental health is a very real, yet often delicate topic. Many people struggling with mental illness are scared to get the help they need, […]

How Are Mental Health and Addiction Related (and Why)?

Research has long shown a correlation between substance addiction and mental health. It is estimated that people diagnosed with mood or anxiety disorders are twice as likely to suffer from a substance use disorder, as well. The same is true for those with antisocial and conduct disorders. Similarly, individuals diagnosed with drug use disorders are […]