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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.

September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month 2020 is here! September marks National Recovery Month, a national observance that is designed to celebrate the progress made by those in recovery from addiction, and to highlight the benefits of treatment for substance use disorders. For 30 years, this observance has been sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

Do I Need Rehab for My Substance Addiction?

In the United States, there are over 21.2 million people in need of addiction treatment. However, only 11 percent of these individuals have received specialty care. This means there are still millions out there who are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, and all the negative effects that it can bring.  There are many […]

Types of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

If your loved one is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, you may be seeking the best type of treatment for his or her needs. At the same time, you may feel overwhelmed at the number of options available. What is the best type of substance abuse treatment, and which is right for your loved […]

Insomnia and Substance Addiction

Did you know that the most common sleep diagnosis associated with substance addiction is insomnia? Or, that most mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, are linked to troubled sleep patterns? The problem is twofold: On one end, lack of sleep can trigger emotional and physical issues in people, and lead them to cope with […]

Holistic Drug Rehab Information

Holistic drug rehab is a type of addiction treatment that works to heal the entire person – mind, body, and soul – in recovery. Unlike traditional treatment methods, holistic rehab does not just focus on treating the addictive disorder. Rather, it addresses the physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and social aspects of addiction in efforts […]

How Prevalent is Substance Abuse Among Females?

If you have a loved one who is abusing drugs or alcohol, you may be wondering if its “normal” or concerning. Is substance abuse among females common? How does substance abuse affect the female body, and should you be concerned about addiction? These are all important questions to ask. Historically, addiction research has been predominantly […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Addiction

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting Americans today. This disorder is characterized by repetitive, uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions), which take up both time and energy. While everyone has obsessive thoughts or worries on occasion, those struggling with OCD experience these in excess […]

Tyson Fury’s Fight Against Mental Health & Addiction

Many of us know Tyson Fury (“The Gypsy King”) for his undefeated record in the boxing ring and two-time heavyweight world champion titles. Just last month, many of us watched his fight against Deontay Wilder, as he reigned and reclaimed WBC belt for the second time. What many of us do not know, however, is […]

Living a Sober Life, for Life: Is it Possible?

Sober living means living drug- and alcohol-free. It is a simple concept in theory, but it is far from a simple path. Living sober, especially in the face of substance addiction, takes time to achieve. It requires an everyday commitment, care, motivation, self-respect, a strong support system, and a vast array of coping skills to […]

Long-Term vs. Short-Term Drug Rehab: What’s Recommended?

There are many different options when it comes to drug rehab. Treatment programs can vary in their approach, their setting, as well as their duration. If your loved one is battling drug addiction, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the options available. You may be wondering how to choose the best rehab program for […]