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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.

January ’15 Unsung Hero – Matt Barba

Matt Barba  is Turnbridge’s Unsung Hero for the month of January. “I feel honored to be singled out this month for this accolade. With that being said, this is not why I do what I do here at Turnbridge. My combined life experience as an active addict and my subsequent years in sobriety are my greatest tools in being able to effectively reach the young men that I work with. I guess you could say I’ve been training most of my life for this role; this feels so natural to me.  It’s and absolute honor and a privilege to be an part of something so life changing.  Whenever I have a young man in my office sitting in the big comfy chair, I see a younger version of myself. As a professional helping people there is no greater joy (outside of spending time with my 7 year old son, of course) than watching a family come together, out of the crisis and despair, with hopeful vision for their future together. It’s an absolute honor and a privilege to be a part of something so life changing. Turnbridge is not just a job, it is a way of life.”

– Matt Barba, Phase I Case Manager