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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.

Phase 1 v Phase 2 Basketball Face-Off

This month, Phase II defended its title against Phase I as the reigning champions of the Turning Point intramural basketball league.  With program directors coaching, clients, Support Staff & Case Managers playing, it was an all-around great time game. “It showed me how much fun I can have in sobriety, and with sober friends,” Phase […]

Inaugural Turnbridge Soccer Team

Last month, for the first time, Turnbridge entered a team into an organized ice hockey league. This month, clients from all three phases suited up and took the field to represent Turnbridge in a local New Haven soccer league.  There has been a strong showing up support in the stands from Turnbridge clients, staff, and […]

Turnbridge Introduces Terrapins Ice Hockey Team

This year, for the first time in Turnbridge history, clients and staff from all three phases participated in an organized ice hockey league. The clients who joined the Turnbridge Terrapins ice hockey team had experience playing ice hockey in their past, and this opportunity allowed them to re-claim this activity in sobriety.  “Prior to my […]

College B-Ball at Madison Square Garden

On Saturday, February 28, several Phase I staff members, along with all 24 of Turnbridge’s Phase I clients, got in the Suburbans and drove down to New York City for a full day of sight-seeing and recreation.  The guys woke up early in the morning and arrived in the city just in time to watch […]

Phase I Goes Snowmobiling

On Thursday, February 19, Turnbridge’s Phase I clients and support staff members loaded up the Suburbans and headed off to go snowmobiling at Mount Snow in Vermont.  The concept was suggested by Phase I client Brett L. and planned and set up by Recreation Coordinator Casey Olayos and Phase I Director John Stewart.  “It was […]

Bromley Mountain VT. For Skiing!

On Tuesday, January 6, a few of Turnbridge rehab center’s Phase I and Phase II residents and two Support Staff members packed up the Suburbans with ski and snowboard gear for the fourth time this year and drove up to Bromley Mountain, Vermont for a full day of shredding up the slopes.  Ski trips are […]

Recreation: Flight Trampoline Park

This month, Turnbridge’s Phase I residents and Support Staff members loaded up the Suburbans and headed off to Flight Trampoline Park in New Britain, Connecticut.  The Trampoline Park is a favorite activity among the residents and Recreation Coordinator Casey Olayos makes sure to schedule a trip at least once a month.  “The guys always seem […]

Hogan’s Alley Paintball – Dec ’14

In December, Turnbridge residents and Support Staff members loaded up the Suburbans and headed off to Hogan’s Alley Paintball in Wallingford, Connecticut.  Paintball has been a favorite activity among the residents of Turnbridge since its inception and Recreation Coordinator Casey Olayos likes to schedule a trip at least once per month when the weather permits.  […]

Phase I Vs. Phase II Basketball Championship

This week’s recreation article features the monthly Phase I vs. Phase II basketball game. This month, Phase I defended their title as the reigning champions.  This monthly event provides a perfect opportunity for Turnbridge residents to re-claim a sober activity that they enjoyed prior to drug and alcohol use. “I’ve always loved playing basketball, but […]

Fall 2014 Camping Trip

The Turnbridge camping trip planned by Support Staff Manager Casey Olayos was a big hit amongst the TP residents.  “I planned this trip with a few things in mind,” said Casey.  “First off, I glanced back to my own personal experience as a resident here at TP and I remembered that I was only in […]