Turning Point

Turning Point Franklin Pennsylvania

Turning Point Chemical Dependency Treatment Center consists of two separate campuses, both located in Franklin, Pennsylvania. The main campus is located on 24 wooded acres overlooking the Allegheny River. The cornerstone building on this campus, Assisi Hall, was originally the mansion of a lumber baron and was built in the 1890’s. The detoxification unit and men’s short and long-term treatment programs are located on this campus. The detoxification unit is licensed for 14 clients, and the treatment program can accommodate 54 males.

ABOUT TURNING POINT

Situated on two expansive campuses in Franklin, Pa., Turning Point provides inpatient substance abuse treatment for adult men and women. Both long- and short-term residential programs are offered, and there is a detox unit located on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Depending on the results of an initial assessment, clients begin treatment with medically monitored detoxification. Once stabilized, clients move on to either short- or long-term programming; stays may last anywhere from 24 to 120 days. Treatment for short-term clients includes individual therapy at least twice a week and group therapy five days a week, while both short- and long-term clients participate in workshops on anger management and relapse prevention, and addiction education.

Turning Point bases its treatment on the 12-Steps, and residents attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings both on- and off-site. Clients are encouraged to obtain a local sponsor to help them attend meetings. A family program is held every Saturday for loved ones who wish to participate in the recovery process. Lunch is served during sessions.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Turning Point’s treatment team is led by a medical director and consists of physicians, a nurse practitioner, licensed addiction counselors, and a 24-hour nursing staff.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Men and women reside in gender-separate residences. The men’s unit can accommodate 54 clients and is located on the main campus near the detox center. The women’s facility, which can accommodate 28 clients, is located three miles from the main campus. The women’s facility has two apartments attached to the house. Pictures on the facility’s website depict a dining area and comfortable furnishing.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing there have been 20 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. Out of this group, four gave ratings of three out of five stars for the variety of counseling options offered, 3.5 stars for the cell phone and visitation policy, 3.5 stars for staff experience, and 3.75 stars for the facility’s exercise and leisure options. They also gave 4.25 stars for three categories, including the family participation policy, affordability, and how likely they were to recommend the facility to a friend or family member seeking treatment.

There were mixed reviews offered by multiple alumni. Alum D.P.R. wrote that the facility was poorly run. The alum added, “Just an overall bad experience. I'm sure the operators of the facility would say it was my own fault.” D.P.R. entered treatment for substance abuse in 2014 (at the age of 40 to 59) and chose Turning Point Franklin based on the referral of a friend/family member. The alum stayed for 15 to 29 days, completed treatment successfully, but did not enter aftercare. D.P.R. relapsed and wrote “I would NEVER return to Turning Point.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Four out of the six loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing indicated that they would recommend the facility to others. Loved one R.C. praised the treatment environment, writing: “Very much a atmosphere of becoming a family with staff and other patients.” R.C.’s child, who entered treatment for substance abuse, stayed at the facility for 61 to 90 days. R.C. played an active role in treatment.

Yet one anonymous loved one noted the high rate of relapse and another commented on the lack of education for family members, writing: “I would have liked to have had more support and counseling from the staff on dealing with an addict and how to leave an addict without feeling guilty.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

The only staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, N.S.T., wrote that a strength of the facility was its wonderful long term care. N.S.T., a current employee at the time of this writing, has worked at the facility for one to five years, and gave four stars for the overall quality of patient treatment and care.

FINANCING

No specific prices are listed online, but according to the facility’s website, Turning Point works with several insurance providers. For those without insurance, “competitive” self-pay rates are available. CiteHealth reports that Turning Point accepts private insurance.1

Updated April 2017

Reviews about Turning Point

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  • Saved,my life.
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  • very awsome place, they really helped me alot. i would go back. kind people, very understanding. made some good friends, wish i had of stayed longer.
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  • I was a patient at turning point, I learned alot about addiction,and myself I'm happy in life again thanks guys and gals,for my hand up ...
    Horrible, scary
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    well is to early for me to state my experience,all I can say is this place is amazing,because the change I see in my daughter in just 2 weeks is great,maybe I should it be waited longer to talk about Turning Point,is just that I am so excited about how this place had arranged everythings to make it possible for my daughter to go there,even transportation,i am so greatfull to them for all the help given to us
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  • Nutrition and great therapists. I would recommend it to anyone!
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  • Very good
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  • An overall great facility.
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  • well educated counselors. No soda's or enough coffee. There counselors were always available,and helpful.
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    there could be more activites 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 . Its not all meetings and group when you go home you also have to deal with normal life
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  • Strengths: PSYCHIATRIC STAFF. Weaknesses: LIMITED NON-TREATMENT ACTIVITIES. I WORKED AT THIS FACILITY FOR JUST OVER 15 YEARS, IT IS A VERY INTENSE 12-STEP TREATMENT PROGRAM. IN MY OPINION IT IS THE BEST FACILITY OF ITS TYPE IN THE SOUTHEAST.
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  • Overall. They are completely efficient in all areas. no exercise equipment at all. They just need to go for themselves. The treatment is in going, rather than asking question.
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  • My counselor would scream at patients including me when I stood up for one and then they said I was dilutional.
    This place save my life.the staff was great and I been sober 2 half years
    I believe two staff members identified as "psychiatrists" are actually M.D.s specializing in psychiatry according to Internet/Google info. Turning Point Hospital/Moultrie GA names them/identifies them as "Psychiatrists" to residential patients. The attendant P.A.s thus are what? Submitted by an ex-inpatient resident.
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    I was admitted and taken all the way thru end of admissions process before being told I would have to come off Xanax. Had to sign release allowing them to flush Xanax I had brought with me. Very unprofessional. They had local minister who was supposed to be a motivation influence, but he was not helpful. Rude at times, made political statements, insulting to group at AA - "We're all a bunch of drunks." (Exact quote).
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  • This is a wonderful community supported treatment facility. It has it's own Main Hospital Detox. A West Campus for transition to the 3rd facility which is living in an apartment operated by Turning Point on it's 5th Ave. Campus. It is a really AAA Program. You will absolutely love it. The Alamo Alcoholics Anonymous Hall is within walking distance, and accommodates approx. 150 people. It is usually running to capacity, as Turning Point requires patients to attend a minimum of 7 meetings a week. 1 meeting everyday until you graduate in approx. 1 year, depending on your progression. I graduated in 10 mos. so, there is not a specific time frame for your recovery. It is entirely up to you weather or not you stay. I have stayed in Moultrie, because the towns people have welcomed me with Southern Charm, and open arms. I am home!
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  • Don't go to this rehab to get off of benzodiazepines... I was just another number, they were moving people through there like cattle.
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    Place was clean, helpful, you can see or talk to same Dr. any time you feel you need help. They help you understand and teach you 12-step program and how it works. Thanks to them I have my life back.
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    Every time I went to see a psychiatrist it was a different person. Some were not even MD. Somehow they thought allergy shots were “holistic” so they did not give them to me, I had active asthma most of the time I was there. It did not work for me.
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    Learned how to use AA12 Steps. Forced me to make life-saving changes.
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  • Excellent facility centered around proven 12 step program. I'd be dead by now. I'm still sober almost 6 years later!