Phase II: Planning for Life

Bridging the Gap in Extended Care

Preparative Care℠ derives its name from the concept of readying clients for all aspects of a rich life after Turnbridge. Whereas Phase I lays the foundation for the healthy mind, body and behavior needed to move forward, Phase II begins the process of planning for what comes next.

Phase II clients continue extended care drug and alcohol addiction treatment and life skills development. They are also introduced to an educational planning process that ensures they are ready to pursue the educational, employment and vocational goals of their choosing. Our Case Managers, Vocational Coordinators, and Educational Advisers work with each client to develop an individualized extended care plan suited to their talents, needs, and desires.

Phase II clients actively use the skills they've been accumulating. They shop for groceries, prepare meals, attend classes and meetings, and maintain their own schedules. They take part in leisure and adventure activities of their choice. At our Clinical Center, clients receive individualized drug and alcohol treatment and medication management. Toward the culmination of Phase II, the apprehension of uncertainty is giving way to the excitement of opportunity.

Phase II of Turnbridge drug and alcohol addiction treatment program for young men in CT


Phase 2 Coordinated Services:

Case Management

Phase II Case Managers seamlessly pick up where Phase I Case Managers leave off. They continue leading and coordinating the client's extended care addiction treatment program and act as the central point of contact for family members. The Case Manager also helps develop the new individualized Phase II Continuing Care Plan that addresses recovery support, educational goals, employment, life skills acquisition, and family relationship building.

Educational Planning

Beginning in Phase II, Academic Advisors help each client identify, apply to, and register for the high school, college or university program that best matches their needs and desires. Optional tutoring is offered to help client with coursework.

Employment and Volunteering

Turnbridge's Employment and Volunteer Coordinators maintain relationships with many of New Haven's agencies and businesses. This connection provides Phase II clients with a wide variety of work and opportunities for volunteering suited to their interests and backgrounds.

Clinical Care

Phase II clients continue individual sessions with their Primary Therapist and group therapy sessions at our Clinical Center. Psychiatric care and medication management services continue as needed to promote continued recovery.

Support Staff

As Phase II clients begin to work, learn and volunteer in the local community, Turnbridge's ever present Support Staff become role models of the dress, behavior, and work ethic needed to succeed.

Family Program

Phase II family members continue attending Family Healing Workshops and Parent Support Groups to learn more about addiction, participate in the treatment process, and heal. Many Phase II families begin using their experience and newfound insights to help support new Turnbridge families.


Phase II clients continue working new and existing forms of recreation and leisure into their weekly schedules and routines while at extended care rehab. Also during Phase II, clients are encouraged to expand their activities and social circles to support the safe, healthy social life crucial to the Turnbridge Promise.

Health & Wellness

Phase II sees clients taking more responsibility for their own healthy eating and exercise. While Phase II Chef and Kitchen Staff provide the daily meals, clients are taught how to grocery shop and cook balanced meals for themselves. Clients also learn how to use local transportation to get to the gym or other wellness activities.

Twelve-Step Immersion

Phase II Clients use the sober network relationships developed in Phase I to find transportation to their 6 weekly Twelve-Step meetings. Clients continue developing their spiritual lives and working the Steps with their sponsor.