Turning Point Centers provides non-12-step-based treatment programs for those suffering from substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental health disorders. Instead of relying on a 12-step approach, Turning Point treatment focuses on dual diagnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and rational emotional therapy. Treatment options include inpatient and outpatient programs, relapse prevention skills, and continuing care.
ABOUT TURNING POINT CENTERS
Located in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, Turning Point Centers offers residential and outpatient-based treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility is. Medical detox is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To treat its clientele, Turning Point Centers utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment approaches. The facility does not incorporate 12-step fellowship into treatment. Programming consists of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). These modalities are offered through both individual and group counseling sessions.
According to the facility’s website, each client participates in two to three individual counseling sessions each week during residential care. Residents also meet weekly with the medical director and attend two family counseling sessions per month. In addition, clients participate in psycho-educational groups, life skills workshops, and recreation activities.
To treat, clients may participate in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions to alleviate trauma-induced symptoms and attend specialized dual diagnosis groups. Residential treatment at Turning Point lasts 30 days, and may be followed by up to 60 days of outpatient-based treatment.
The last week of residential treatment is dedicated to “relapse prevention” and, at this stage, clients are introduced to the 12-step community, offering alumni an option for preserving their sobriety after rehab. The center also offers a lifetime of aftercare for all successful graduates.
A separate facility offers a weekday partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which involves at least eight hours of weekly treatment for eight weeks. Both programs may be utilized as a “step-down” continuum of care.
According to its website, Turning Point Centers employs a board-certified physician and a team of licensed therapists, two of whom are licensed to practice eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There are two residential facilities: the main campus, which sleeps 16 clients, and a facility called Mountain View, which sleeps eight. Some private rooms are available. There’s a gym and racquetball court on-site at the main campus, as well as provisions for art, drumming, and ropes course therapy. The facility borders the 640-acre Bell Canyon park with plenty of hiking trails. All meals are approved by a licensed nutritionist.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Out of the dozens of alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, a vast majority of alumni offered very positive feedback for the facility. At the time of this writing, the six alumni polled extensively by Best-rehabs.com praised the facility’s cleanliness, the staff’s level of experience and training, and the facility’s counseling options.
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.8/5
Likelihood to Recommend the Facility: 4.8/5
Many reviewers cited the facility’s caring and supportive staff as a strength of the facility. One alum, K.S., wrote, “Awesome therapist that care and push you out of your comfort zone…,” adding, “Wonderful Medical staff.”
Staff’s Level of Experience and Training: 4.5/5
One alum did feel that the program did not provide her with the proper tools and information to aid her recovery, writing: “There was no consistency and a lot of chaos.”
On Citehealth, seven reviewers gave a more mixed opinion of the facility, offering an average rating of 2.7 out of five stars. While some reviewers supported the positive assessments of alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com, others felt the therapists were inexperienced and questioned perceived financial motives. A representative from the facility responded to the negative reviews, vowing “to help to rectify the situation.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, the eight loved ones polled extensively by Best-rehabs.com provided more mixed, though still largely positive reviews of the facility. Many of the loved ones felt that a strength of the facility was the strong, supportive counselors and the quality of counseling services. While some felt the facility was expensive, many loved ones appreciated the level of family involvement.
“I also thought my sons counselors were very qualified and we had great family sessions which were a big part of our concern about him,” one parent wrote.
Family Participation: 4.3/5
Staff Level of Experience and Training: 4/5
Loved ones also appreciated the facility’s visitor policy, though offered more moderate ratings for the facility’s affordability.
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4/5
A couple of individuals polled gave lower ratings than the average of the group. One anonymous loved one rated most metrics two out of five stars, including the quality of counseling and staff support received. Another loved one did not feel the program was effective.
According to its website, Turning Point is an in-network provider with insurers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deseret Mutual, EMI Health, Health Utah, United, and Value Options.