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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.

Deep Sea Fishing

This month, close to fifty residents from Phase I and Phase II hit the high seas for a day of deep sea fishing, and most didn’t come back empty-handed.  Once again, Recreation Coordinator Casey Olayos organized a fun, engaging activity in which everyone had a good time, regardless if they hooked a Bluefish or a Striper.  The group departed from Groton and traveled out deep into the Atlantic to test their skills with the rod-and-wheel. Deep Sea Fishing in SobrietyRecreational activities at Turnbridge rehab center are designed to provide the residents with the opportunity to have fun in a sober living setting while enjoying the fellowship and camaraderie that events such as this often create.  In addition to simply having a good time, the residents often get to try many activities for the first time.  This adds another dimension to “getting out of the house,” and it helps to expand horizons in a safe and sober setting. This was the first time that resident Drew P. had ever been deep sea fishing, and he even managed to snag a Bluefish to commemorate the occasion .“It was fun,” Drew said.  “We had a good time.”  According to Drew, his favorite part of the day was standing at the top of the boat, looking out at the ocean and spending time with his fellow residents. Rec4Residents also gathered on Thursday, June 26, for a picnic to watch USA battle Germany in a World Cup match.  Upcoming rec events include go-karting, a favorite of many residents, a trip to local batting cages, as well as a day on the driving range.