Every day, we at Project Turnabout witness firsthand, the miracle of lives being restored from the devastation of drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive gambling addiction and family violence. For the past 40 years, thousands of individuals and families have had hoped restored in their lives through our responsive treatment, intervention, prevention and education programs. We serve all individuals with Compassionate Hearts, Professional Services and in a Respectful Environment.
ABOUT PROJECT TURNABOUT
Project Turnabout operates four addiction treatment facilities in Minnesota. At its main campus in Granite Falls, Minn., about 130 miles west of Minneapolis, the nonprofit offers medical detox, residential and outpatient treatment for adult men and women struggling with substance abuse or gambling.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment starts with an assessment with a licensed counselor. This will include deciding on appropriate detox options and level of service. Substance abuse treatment is gender-specific, but the gambling program is co-ed. Treatment length varies widely, with some inpatient stays averaging 28 to 45 days, others going for 120 days or more. The gambling program lasts 28 to 30 days.
All treatment programs are rooted in the 12 Steps. Treatment modalities are standard. They include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as holistic offerings (e.g. fitness training and dietary management). Therapy focuses on developing coping skills, cultivating support systems, and learning how addiction relates to relationships and other issues. Daily lectures, group meetings, and other recovery formal activities are also on schedule.
The Vanguard Center for problem gambling is an independent center within Project Turnabout, but residents share all the resources available to those in the substance abuse program. Treatment follows the 12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous and includes motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and family programming. The gambling program is only available at this location.
Offering similar treatment modalities as in residential care, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) runs for approximately eight weeks and includes a total of 25 three-hour sessions. A step-down relapse prevention program offers 16 sessions, for a total of 48 scheduled hours. Finally, a 12-weekis offered to all successful graduates.
Family education days take place weekly, with visiting hours on the weekend. Family days offer lunch on campus, educational lectures, and family groups.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes registered and licensed nurses, dietician, personal trainer, chaplain, certified gambling counselors, and licensed mental health and drug and alcohol counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Project Turnabout in Granite Falls is a 122-bed facility that features a fitness center, gym, and spiritual center. The 24-hour detox center has 15 beds.
Videos published online show a bright, modern facility with shared bedrooms and furnished community rooms. Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops are not permitted while in treatment.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Nine of the 13 alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mostly positive feedback on their personal treatment experiences. Satisfied alumni called Project Turnabout a “safe haven,” describing its staff as compassionate, respectful, and caring, “Project Turnabout saved my life,” wrote former client Collin. “I was extremely sick when I arrived and left a completely changed person.” Others highlighted the one-on-one attention they received.
The five alumni polled on the following metrics shared average ratings of 4.4 stars for family programming as well as 4.0 stars for both the exercise and leisure opportunities and the staff’s level of training and experience.
In the four negative reports, reviewers cited issues of favoritism and a lack of relapse prevention training. “I went to another program after relapse and learned all kinds of helpful information regarding actually not USING that I did not get from Project Turnabout,” H.M. commented. Alum E.H. likened the program to jail, and M.B. warned others to “Stay away!!!!”
In addition, several alumni felt that exercise and holistic options were limited.
Project Turnabout accepts many major private health insurance plans. It also offers financial aid and accepts private pay and state funding.