Project Turnabout

Project Turnabout Granite Falls Minnesota

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-week continuing care program is 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.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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.

FINANCING

Project Turnabout accepts many major private health insurance plans. It also offers financial aid and accepts private pay and state funding.

Reviews about Project Turnabout

I have ever been to the Vanguard (gamling) unit 4 times. Summer of 2007, fall of 2010, early winter 2015, and fall of 2015. I am now gamble free, alcohol free, and cigarette free. This place was a safe haven for me and the staff understood me as well as the other compulsive gamblers getting help as well. The food was terrible in the fall and winter but their summer menu was a little better. If I ever needed to I would come back no doubt about it!
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  • Poor staff members -- doesn't know how to do there jobs at all ! Don't recommend this place unless you just wannabe a paycheck
    I would not recommend this place to anyone who is looking for holistic healing. The farthest thing from that - It was like a jail. I have never been to a facility or to jail so it shocked me. I did not get holistic treatment, workout room time or personal therapy. The food was horrible. Unless you really need to be in a facility where you walk in a single line and can't make eye contact with other units (mens, gambling etc) I do not recommend. It was impossible to get what I needed and I was there on my own personal admittance, I did not need this. They are also horrible with medication. If you are looking for holistic you are looking in the wrong place. Maybe I just don't understand controlled facilities, but I did not like it at all.
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    I think if someone is wondering about it they should let them talk to someone that has been there. I informed two other people what to expect. Overall, would recommend.
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  • Education, faith based, support. Not enough exercise time. Project Turnabout saved my life. I was extremely sick when I arrived and left a completely changed person. I had no idea what addiction really was and how it was affecting my life. I highly recommend this facility and their amazing staff.
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  • Compassion, respect, caring. I receive treatment for the 10th time at this facility I have now been clean and sober for over 7 years they taught me that I had a disease and was a good person I highly recommend this programs.
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  • Very small but very worth the money and distance. The director from Hazelden quit Hazelden to be named head director at Project Turnabout. No much of activities outside of treatment. They soley concentrate on recovery. Which I really brlieve is better and more advanced. Having had gone to a few other Rehabs, Project Turnabout was definitely no vacation rehab. Hazelden was a country club comapred to this place. They are very strict and also they have sn extended wing. You can stay up to 120 days in which I did. It's really up to the individual. If you want to rid yourself of your addiction and learn how to stay off drugs that's soley up to you. This place is the best. They break you down and build you up. Guys would whine about it being hard but it's 120 days for the rest of your life. Rehab shouldn't be easy. Addiction isn't easy so rehab shouldn't be either.
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  • I enjoyed the one on one councilny and prayer. I rededicated my life to jesus there.
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  • Meals are good, program is good, but medical staff is not trained. If you do not have medical issues you will be fine. Stay away!!!!
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  • They are determined; however, they were closed minded and did not provide enough gym time.
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  • Great place!
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  • They offered everything I needed, I just did not want to stop using at that time, but finally did.
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  • People working there did not understand compulsion or addiction. Mostly Social Workers dealing with life situations instead of addiction. 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.