ABOUT LIFESPRING HEALTH SYSTEMS – TURNING POINT CENTER
The Turning Point Center, which is part of the wider offering of services from LifeSpring Health Systems, provides residential treatment to men and women struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Physician-supervised psychiatric stabilization and detox are provided at a sub-acute clinic on campus. The program is a part of the LifeSpring Recovery Campus, which also includes an integrated outpatient center, providing individual and group outpatient treatment. Lifespring Health Systems has provided mental health services since 1964.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, after a comprehensive mental health and substance abuse assessment has been performed, clients receive personalized treatment plans based on their needs.
According to its brochure, residential services at the Turning Point Center consist of individual, group, and family therapy, alcohol and drug abuse evaluations, codependency counseling, drug screenings, gambling addiction treatment, case management services, and community education.
For those in the detox program, clients are introduced to self-help groups and recovery concepts, then meet one-on-one with behavioral health professionals. The center also provides 24-hour crisis care, nutritional guidance, medical exams, and family intervention counseling.
The center’s website notes the staff consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinical social workers, case managers, licensed and master’s level therapists, and an array of support staff. Four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave the staff’s level of training and experience an average rating of 2.25 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided on the center’s website or otherwise regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the four individuals who were polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing rated the center three out of five stars for cleanliness and 2.75 stars of exercise and leisure options.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, the three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com provided mostly negative opinions of the center. All three alumni wrote that they would not recommend the Turning Point Center to others. Alum Douglas thought that the center’s “quit cold turkey” mentality was largely ineffective. “We need more than boring classes, we’re addicts. I went because I had to” he wrote.
Another anonymous alum lambasted the facility as “expensive and elitist.” They went on to give low ratings for the facility’s holistic offerings, affordability, and the staff’s level of training and experience. Though the final alum admitted that they “are still clean after 5 years” having been discharged, they gave the facility low reviews for its counseling options, holistic offerings, and treatment effectiveness.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing also provided negative reviews. One reviewer felt the center needed “more experienced counselors” and lacked organization and experienced counseling. They gave facility just two or three out of five stars for all 12 aspects of treatment evaluated in a survey for Best-rehabs.com. Another anonymous reviewer commented: “Don’t go to this facility…They are so cold and strict.”
Treatment is funded by grants, and the facility accepts clients who are unable to pay for treatment, according to the center’s website.