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Turnbridge provides addiction treatment and mental healthcare services to teenagers by using a three-phased program of therapy. Turnbridge is located in New Haven, Connecticut.



At Turnbridge, they believe that every time we face challenges in our live, we face a turning point between conquering or being conquered. And at this point there begins a path toward greatness, and in this path everything is possible. One's ability to live one's purpose and become one's best self in the face of adversity is the crucible of character and the definition of successful living.

Their three-phased program combines an evidence-based, medical drug rehab model with traditional Twelve Step Recovery, and an experiential sober living. In Phase 1 their coordinated services include: Case Management, Clinical Care, Support Staff, Family Support, Recreation (like mixed martial arts, sporting event outings, concert attendance, ski and snowboarding trips, and music studio sessions), Health and Wellness, and 12 Step Immersion.


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My son is alive today because of Turnbridge. What's more I am a better person because of Turnbridge. While my son worked to overcome his opioid addiction I had to learn that the process was about him not me. At times I may not have understood what the counselors were telling me and it was easy to misinterpret because I wanted to see things in a certain light but in the end their decisions were proved to be in my son's best interest. As I learned to trust them my son was able to flourish and not lives a productive and independent life. God Bless all of you at Turnbridge. flag
My son is a graduate of Turnbridge, now over eight years clean. It was a transformative experience for the whole family. We were always told it would be a program of long duration, in phases. The key to it, in my mind, was the development of relationships with others through the "experiential sober living" that's described. That's a great term for it. My son learned to have a great life while sober. And since getting clean, he put together a life with a lovely young woman, they are married and expecting a baby, and I have no doubt in my mind that my son is equipped to have a great life due to Turnbridge. It's a brilliant strategy for dealing with addiction, because in my experience, if you just get clean and then return to your crappy old life, which is what is on offer if you're looking for a short-term solution, failure is almost certain. The staff members that I did meet were all terrific, and David Vieu is a real rock star in my view -- LOL -- for putting this together. flag
I got to Turnbridge in July of 2012 and will have 7 years clean/sober in July of this year. Turnbridge saved my life and gave me my family back. flag
I went through all three phases at Turnbridge almost 9 years ago and have maintained my sobriety and forward momentum since. I had been through multiple short-term treatment episodes prior to Turnbridge, and my sobriety was always short-lived after discharging. Turnbridge's three phases, which helped me get back on my feet with school and a job while remaining in a community of friends with structure, proved to be what I needed at the time. I am beyond grateful for the life I have today, and - though I would have been hesitant to admit it at the time - eternally grateful to my parents for finding Turnbridge and refusing to buy in to my pleas for another short-term option. flag
The program they offered my son was amazing, he really managed to get his life back on track. I was worried about him, but thanks to the help of this facility, he's better now. I'm grateful to them. flag
My daughter was referred to tunbridge from her detox in Florida. From the start there were lies and more lies. Admissions told us specifically she could JUST do phase 1 of the program, about 4 weeks. We agreed to this and within hours my daughter was calling desperate because she was literally being denied basic rights like to call home. The staff at the house would avoid my contacts and administration denied that they lied to us. Found out later at a parent event and a parent group chat that this is the norm, the bait and switch...get you in the door and then guilt and scare you into over 100000 of "service" which can be gotten at home with a counselor, group and 12 step meetings. A huge abusive waste. I know they delete bad reviews. There were many others and they are gone now. Its ALL ABOUT MARKETING. Don't be fooled by the pictures. The clients are foul mouthed, swearing slobs, the place is a dirty mess they clean themselves. flag




The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is a professional association that represents organizations in the field of addiction services. Founded in 1978, NAATP's mission is to advance addiction services and ensure that high-quality addiction treatment is available and accessible.

NAATP Member: Yes
Member ID: 606

State License:

State Licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow rehab organizations to conduct business legally within a certain geographical area. Typically, the kind of program a rehab facility offers, along with its physical location, determines which licenses are required to operate legally.

State License: Connecticut
License Number: SA.0000524



Programs for Men

Young Adult Programs

Programs for Women

Treatment Duration : 180 days

Smoking Permitted

Beds Available : 115

Adolescence Programs



Self-pay Options

Financing Available

Monthly Fee : $13,000.00

Private Insurance

Detox Services:


Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

Level of Care:



Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Individualized Treatment:

Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Aftercare Support:

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn't spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Sober Living Homes:

Sober Living Houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.

Holistic Treatment:

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic treatment facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic treatment is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.


Outpatient Programs (OP) are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Intensive Outpatient:

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Intervention Services:

Intervention services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict's behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.

Treatment Focus:


Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

The traditional methodologies associated with substance use disorder are often ineffective for young adults who are diagnosed with an underlying mental health disorder. Because these clients often suffer from social anxieties, distorted self-perception, and intensified emotional reactions that can interfere with treatment. As a result, their clinical services are uniquely tailored to address the specific needs of dually-diagnosed young men.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Therapy Programs:


Family Therapy:

Turnbridge offers several programs and resources for family members, and encourages families to remain actively engaged in the addiction treatment process and their own healing throughout the entire Turnbridge process. Family Liaison becomes a deeply appreciated resource to parents and loved ones, and typically takes part in most intakes and Length Of Stay (LOS) Meetings that take place at the beginning of each phase. A monthly Parent Group session allows parents of current clients and Alumni family members to come together to share, learn, give hope, and help heal.

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety. PrepCare is theirr own highly personalized approach that imparts comprehensive life skills while addressing every aspect of mental and physical wellbeing.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Eating Disorder Treatment:

Turnbridge focuses on addressing the underlying causes of eating disorders that typically stem from negative self-image and insufficient self-worth. The facility also provides highly nutritious meals and nutritional education. Learning to sustain proper health is central to lasting recovery. Turnbridge clinicians and case managers can identify the signs of eating disorders and help women get the specialized treatment they may need.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist's finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Recreational Therapy:

Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Fitness Therapy:

Fitness therapy blends exercise with psychotherapy for a fun, inspiring, and effective way of treating addiction and other issues. By incorporating movement into counseling sessions, clients become more empowered, motivated, and goal-oriented, all while strengthening their bodies and becoming more flexible. Fitness Therapy is usually used to complement a course of treatment (inpatient or outpatient) to make it even more successful. Increasing the connection between a patient’s mind and body helps both with healing as well as in creating new, healthy habits.

Creative Arts Therapy:

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.


Outdoor Activities
Music Therapy
Luxury Setting
Residential Setting
Yoga Studio
Day School Available
Recreation Room
Art Activities
Hiking Activities
Business Center
Private Setting


Last Updated: 05/21/2019

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