ABOUT TURNING POINT
Set on 30 acres of rural southern Georgia, in Moultrie, Turning Point is a residential drug and alcohol rehab center with gender-specific and dual diagnosis programs. Building off more than 25 years of experience, the Joint Commission-accredited facility provides medically monitored detox services, accommodations for dialysis-dependent clients, partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs, and treatment for trauma stabilization.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Turning Point can admit clients on a 24-hour emergency basis. The intake process for residential treatment involves a physical exam, consideration of the client’s history and current state of substance dependency, and a psychosocial evaluation. Clients receive integrated and continuous treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders as well as detox, stabilization, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication management. There are also IOP and PHP care options available.
Residential treatment takes place in separate gender-specific settings for men and women. Individualized plans incorporate 12-step facilitation, one-on-one and group counseling, and family therapy. Specialized trauma therapy is available for women, which includes recreation and meditation.
Like inpatient care, the PHP offers 24-hour monitoring care and semi-private room whereas the IOP focuses more on the transition from inpatient rehab to ongoing recovery, with stays averaging about six months in Turning Point apartments. IOP participants continue to attend psychiatric treatment, 12-step meetings, counseling sessions, and life skills training.
Aftercare is encouraged via referrals to community programs.
The treatment team includes internists and board-certified psychiatrists, as well as social workers, counselors, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and mental health technicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Several buildings on the tree-lined grounds house stabilization and longer-term treatment programs. In separate lodges, men and women reside in semi-private bedrooms that are bright and airy and have their own bathrooms. According to, Turning Point is “a 59-bed hospital.”
The 13 survey respondents polled by Best-rehabs.com on the matters provided average ratings of 3.77 and 4.15 out of five stars, respectively, for the facility’s accommodations and meals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com received survey responses from 15 alumni, nine of which were generally positive, six more negative. Collectively, alumni satisfied with their treatment experiences told of counselors who were helpful, well-educated, and available, as well as a program that was strong in the 12 steps. Several even claimed the facility was responsible for saving their lives. “Thanks to them I have my life back, wrote ROCKY in a representative comment.
However, those more dissatisfied felt that the facility and its staff were “Horrible,” “unprofessional,” and simply unhelpful. “I was just another number,” wrote Marc. “They were moving people trough like cattle.” Another reviewer anonymously reported that treatment “did not work” for them.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com on their loved one’s treatment experiences all shared positive feedback. All four indicated that they would recommend Turning Point. Maria called the place “amazing” and Janet, whose son was in residential and outpatient care, identified the program strengths as “Nutrition and great therapists,” adding: “I would recommend it to anyone!”
In otherwise positive reports, two reviewers noted a need for more exercise options. “There could be more activities that go beyond meetings like some activities to do and exercise classes or something beyoud groups and meetings so you know how to deal with it when you get home,” one wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
In the sole Best-rehabs.com survey from facility staff, an anonymous individual gave all four- and five-star ratings with exception of the facility’s holistic offerings. “I WORKED AT THIS FACILITY FOR JUST OVER 15 YEARS, IT IS A VERY INTENSE 12-STEP TREATMENT PROGRAM,” the staff member wrote. “IN MY OPINION IT IS THE BEST FACILITY OF ITS TYPE IN THE SOUTHEAST.”
According to its website, Turning Point accepts major commercial health insurance plans, like BCBS, Cigna, UnitedHealth, and Aetna. The center is also TriCare and Medicaid-approved and offers an option for self-pay.