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4849 US 322
Franklin PA 16323

Turning Point Philosophy

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.

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

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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 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 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 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

Published on June 2017

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Terrible choice for a loved one, very unorganized, dirty, and don't follow their own rules or keep them universal with all patients causing tension.....aware or recent patients pushed through that relapsed and even overdosed to their final resting place.....better care will save more lives

This place is a joke they accept the Highmark insurance but after three visits there they wanted the full deductible amount up front or would not offer treatment. Advised that like any other place they submit a claim and then what the approved amount is based on their agreement with the insurance that will be paid to them but they refused to submit a claim first and would not return phone calls to fix the issue. A waste of a week for such a time sensitive issue. Don't go here if your not on welfare and not willing to pay them more then their services are worth!!! Counseler just keep saying he doesn't handle the payment and never got call backs from billing.

Place saved my life thanks

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The detox center is very dirty. There are flies all over the food. The rooms are furnished with load dirty window until air conditioners. The detox holds both men and women and can be very very crowded when you don't feel well and you don't want to stand in line for meds. The women's Freedom house is ridiculously crowded with over 35 women. The women have cliques and the staff are apart of it. Go to Gateway, Cove Forge, anywhere but here. Beware of a one female counselor in particular- She's unprofessional and actually yells (or more like squeaks) at patients.

The Addiction Campuses such as the Treehouse in Scurry, TX usually are very good resources that choose a fun and relieving way to help addicts. I feel as if my loved one isn't getting the care that fits him. No disrespect to the company but the atmosphere was very tense and staff was passive aggressive towards clients and even some of the visitors. The meals seemed sort of thrown together and made the entire lobby reek.

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If you go voluntarily and would love to try to find how to get in touch with your loved ones after they take you to somewhere you have no clue where you are without a cellphone this is the place for you!

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Tried to get some kind of help, hoping for the best while I was a patient there. Buildings and grounds were pretty nice for a small facility. Staff members were fairly helpful.. I was there for help, myself and did not want to hear the employees complaining about their own marital situations or problems. I wonder who they WON'T hire!

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It gave my sister a break from her addict son. High rate of relapse They don't help pts w follow up care after discharge. Find an alternate approach.

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Affordable To quick to push you threw They were fair and the counsleres helped greatly

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Excellent staff, AA meetings regularly, Comfortable accomodations I can't think of any. I have been to other facilities and I think this one is one of the best. The counselors had an 'open door' policy, well-balanced groups, plenty of AA meetings, excellent meals

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Saves lives they seem to just not care

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Clean, good.ratio patient to employees and.food.was.very good They didnt have good.proceedure for when a patient needed emergency services two days in row girls brought opiates back into facility w them Other than the two days og drugs that entered facility due to.emergency medical visits because they werent searched.when returned, there was no other issues i.encountered and been clean.for.the last 5 years

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The meals and the accommodations were nice but the treatment wasn't great.

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I wish I was ready to stay sober during my time at Turning Point, but unfortunately things don't always work out the way I'd like. I was hit with an existing illness while 5 hours away from home at rehab, the only "doctor" on site is a psychologist who sees the detox patients daily and if you don't catch him within that 30 minute window then good luck! The staff reacts to all health emergencies as if you are "lying because you are an addict", when in fact I ended up being admitted into UPMC Northwest by the time I finally kicked, screamed, and fought to see a real doctor and found out my condition was life threatening and VERY real. If you are looking for a rehab, maybe look elsewhere if you really want a professional staff and doctors. Strangely enough as fate would have it, a few months after I got home from going through all of this I did end up sober again but just not with Turning Point's help. Also, NOBODY attends Turning Point because they want to...I remember that everyone there was court ordered to attend rehab in consideration of jail time and I was only one of three people up there for the right reasons and this always bothered me about how everyone was still living the life and didn't want to change while I was trying to change everything. I'd been to Turning Point twice, so I think I know a thing or two about it...but after they almost killed me the last time NEVER AGAIN!

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For the most part staff had been through addiction in some way themselves in a personal level. I believe that knowledge is much more valuable than book knowledge. However, there was a lack of outside meeting. This would be the FIRST place I would want my child to go.

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You can't put a price on life! I relapsed 5 years later but I used the tools I learned to sober up again.

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Turning Point is a 12 step based facility which utilizes individual and group counseling to meet the needs of it's clients. Clients are able to attend 12 step meetings outside the facility under supervision and foster the skills to succeed. If someone is looking for a luxury facility to be babied this is not the place for you. However it is comfortable, clean, in a peaceful setting and gives you the skills to succeed. It doesn't pamper you, take your money, and promise you a cure. It is about real people in recovery helping others to get well and change their lives.

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The facility and staff are not up to the workload. The photos online are a total misrepresentation. Just an overall bad experience. I'm sure the operators of the facility would say it was my own fault. ha ha

Provides Inpatient treatment/ outpatient treatment and private detox treatment. They have wonderful long term care but poorly treat the staff.

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Poor detox and medical treatment

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Would recommend sending family members here.

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Still sober. Great place, good counselors.

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Just an overall bad experience. I'm sure the operators of the facility would say it was my own fault. Poorly run. The facility and staff are not up to the workload.

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Very much a atmosphere of becoming a family with staff and other patients.

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A rehab facility is only as good as the patient makes it. They have to want to be clean and sober. 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.

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