About Turning Point Centers
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.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
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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 one of 70 residential facilities in the state. 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 co-occurring mental health concerns, 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 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 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 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 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.
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TrinaI love turning point! They care about you an your recovery, it makes you want to stay sober!!
HeatherI attended last Oct - yup 10/15 is my one year! Never in the last 20 in my active addiction did l ever think l would reach a year sober. I’m so great full for the time l spent there - and my counselor.
JoanWhen I flew into Utah and checked into Turning Point , I was barely human. I was greeted so lovingly by the therapist , I was able to take a breath for the first time in years. I was still in the last phases of detox from a cocktail of drugs , physician prescribed , and dealing with heavy trauma. I went in shaking and more scared then I’d ever been. I had lost everything, including myself. I cannot thank these people enough for the love, compassion and acceptance they showed to me! I am four years out and finding my strength once again. Thank you for the greatest gift of my life. MY LIFE !!!!!!
CyndiI am thankful for the best care and treatment I received at TPC. The staff was great and the people I met and connected with are life savers.
JayStared out well, went South in a horrible way. Refusal to show documentation for charges. Will not return messages broken promised and just flat out deception. Headed to litigation. Look out the number one concern these people have is your money. You and your problems are secondary.
JThis place saved my life by giving me hope.
GrandmaDeHabI cannot thank Turning Point enough. My life was turned around in the style and grace that I am used to in my home. The facilities were so beautiful and the mountain setting created peace and serenity. Most of all the therapy sessions we were allowed in residential got me to talk about the underlying issues that kept me in my disease. The kinder/gentler manner that was afforded me by all of the staff changed me for the better. I went 1 month in residential and certainly wished I'd of stayed longer now. 2 months in Day Treatment, again the kindness of the staff was so amazing. I learned a new lifestyle on a daily basis and made great friends which most have stayed sober or returned after relapsing. Myself I just celebrated 2 years of sobriety March 24. I feel like it is hard for a lot of people, including myself, that accept addiction as a true disease. Turning Point helped me see that I am Ok just as I am. In Day Treatment I worked through many hard issues, that saved my life. Then it was on to IOP, for 2 months. It was hard work but staff made being sober a happy time. I am forever grateful and dedicated to Turning Point. THANK YOU!!
AnonymousMy experience with Turning Point Centers was amazing. I learned so much about myself though the methods taught to me at the beautiful Lone Peak House. I know I will be able to use my newly aquired skills as i set out on the journey of my life. Thank you everyone at Turning Point Centers. You saved me.
ScottIt was a great facility that was very focused on my recovery and well being
StacyI attended for treatment... and also have a background in psychology. their people are not required to be certified through the APA. Do not be fooled.
BDLI will never know the details of my son's 45-day inpatient stay at Turning Point because he relapsed within 3-days after leaving, possibly the very day he left. Then he killed himself within 10 day of returning home.
LisaMy son attended the residential rehab, the intense outpatient and the day treatment at Turning Point. He loved the counselors and therapists. He did very well in the program.
JJI had a great experience at Turning Point. The staff was amazing and helped changed my life. I'm coming up on 3 years sober. None in my opinion Turning Points has a beautiful facility with a very friendly staff. I found the treatment to have a great balanced agenda that help me move past a very dark point in my life where I'm extreamy happy now. After years of trying to do it on my own I decided to get help. If you or a loved one are considering going here I can assure you you will have no regrets.
JMProfessional and educated therapist. Facility overview of wanting to engage the client and their family to understand how the addicted brain works. Food could improve, there is always something if you are hungry. Housekeeping staff need to come at least twice a week. Outside activities need to be more varied and include the clients input. I had a wonderful experience for something I did not want to admit. I entered with shame and remorse. With caring staff I was able to understand how I was blocking myself from growth and not being the person I wanted to be.
SPNon-12 Step approach, master level therapists, 3 individual one-on-one sessions per week, great group session, beautiful facilities in awesome locations. Sunday is the only family visitation day Turning Point Centers saved two of my closest friends lives! One is celebrating 3 years of sobriety and the other has just reached 1 year. Both have expressed they could not have done it without the help of TPC and they're amazing program and staff.
LarryThe counselors are great and knowledgeable. The facility is beautiful and well equipped. The meals were excellent. My son had great experiences in the outside activities. Most importantly, Turning Point dealt with his mental health issues that were causing the substance abuse problems. I thought every member of the staff really cared about him and his recovery. I wish I could give some critique of a weakness in Turning Point but there is nothing that we encountered that would give me any reason to not recommend this facility. Our main reason for choosing Turning Point was that it was not 12-step.. My understanding as I did my research was that with most stays at a 12-step facility, the client does not get through the 12 steps and is usually required to continue on somewhere learning how to implement those steps to recovery. I liked the program at Turning Point that combined his mental health issues with the substance abuse. 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. I also wanted him to have plenty of one on one time with his counselor. He received 3 sessions a week.
TarjaI cannot express my gratitude to the staff at Turning Point. My brother has been in several other programs that were all cookie cutter and extremely ineffective. Turning Point tailored the program to my brothers needs. They took the time to truly get to know him and understand the root of his problems which allowed him to finally start dealing with them.
AnonymousI went to turning point last year, it changed my life. The staff was very caring and supportive. I don\'t think i could have made it with out the support i was given. Great location and great people.
TEOne year ago today I decided it was time for me to stop taking pills and drinking everyday. I enrolled in Turning Points 30 day out patient program. It was a very humbling experience. When I first started I new I had a pill problem but I was in denial about my alcoholism. After a few group therapy sessions and some one on one I realized I was an alcoholic and I was able to start working on that problem. Turning point gave me the tools to apply in my everyday life. Without the help of there therapist I seriously doubt that I would have stayed sober very long. It\'s amazing how much easier my life is with drugs or alcohol! To anyone out there that is considering rehab, I would highly recommend Turning Point.
AnonymousTurning Point Centers saved my life, period. That\'s the reason I went there. Not for some fancy rehab experience. I had been to two other treatment centers and found that both of them were just AA on steroids with some superficial counseling and a fair amount of \"you\'re not doing it right\" thrown in for good measure. That didn\'t work for me after 10 years of trying to get clean. I had an enormous amount of guilt and shame along with a lot of thinking errors that just kept getting in the way. At Turning Point I really felt valued as an individual and that my perspective mattered, and I was able to let go of a lifetime of suffering. In groups and counseling sessions is where the program really counted. When I walked out the door I knew I had left my addiction behind. The food was good and the activities were fine, not sure what the other reviewers are talking about. At the end of the day I am sober and healthy because of this program and the fact it has amazing staff that authentically cared about my well being. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and have stayed in touch with the owners since 2008, who actually are great people and not just in it \"for the money\". If you need help and want a non-12 step program then go to Turning Point!
AnonymousCaring, receptive staff. Strong therapeutic skills. Treats the whole person including aftercare options. Training for some roles could be improved.
AnonymousI am not even sure where to start. Turning Point Centers helped my loved one find himself, his life and his way back from a very dark place. They also healed my family when I felt like it was falling apart. When I got a phone call that this family member needed help, there was so much fear that came out as anger, shame and blame. \"How can my son be an addict?\" \"Where did I fail him as a father?\" \"Why would he choose drugs over his family?\" The anger kept growing this family member fell into the trap of despair. His heart was broken; he was terrified of the thought of losing his son and didn\'t know what to do. Although he was in despair, he was also uneducated about the world of addiction and just thought his son could \"just say no,\" and “stop at any time.\" This is when I reached out to one man who worked extensively with my family. This was not an easy task, call after call and conversation after conversation, he showed how much he cared about the wellbeing of not only the loved one suffering with addiction, but my family. Treatment finally took place. I cannot thank him enough for working so patiently with my family. I know that fear must have come out as anger in more than one conversation over the phone, and he may have felt that from my family, but I saw the tears, the heartbreak and the sorrow- thank you for not giving up. The admissions department at Turning Point cares so much about each and every one of their clients, without his patience and caring heart, I don\'t know where my loved one would be today. Once in the center, the therapists were incredible. I would hear from my loved one several times a week. His therapist was professional, nurturing and pushed him to see his worth and find himself. The repair that happened was incredible. Not only did my loved one express the desire (to me) that he wanted to be sober, but he also expressed several times how hard, AND amazing, his sessions were with Natalie. The non 12 step approach is so beneficial. The therapy helped him understand why he turned to using and what he had been missing his whole life. His therapy with his therapist helped him discover parts of himself that he had forgotten about. He described feeling whole again. His therapist had a solid aftercare plan for my loved one and he just graduated from the program. He was in the program for 1 year. We got our loved one back, he got himself back. The whole programing at Turning Point is wonderful. As a loved one, I have been blessed to be a part of the journey. Thank you, thank you, from my whole heart, thank you.
MWI am forever grateful to Turning Point for helping me not only helping me recover from my addiction, but helping me find peace with the person I am. All of the staff members that worked with me were compassionate and made me feel like I was being treated with dignity. While the group therapy was undoubtedly beneficial, the most helpful part of the program by far was the individual therapy. The CBT approach in combination with the amount of individual therapy (3 sessions each week), gave me insights into my beliefs and emotions that I had never thought possible based on my previous experiences. I entered the program with almost no awareness of how I felt, other than I felt terrible all the time. I left with not only an understanding of why I felt the need to use drugs, but also why I had felt a lack of self worth for such a long time. I still carry this knowledge with me today and I think, with the guidance from the staff at this facility, it is a huge part of the reason I am still sober nearly five years down the road. Thank you to everyone at the facility who was a part of my time there.
KSSo many to list. Love the non 12 step approach. Awesome therapist that care and push you out of your comfort zone in a good way, 3 session a week with therapist, dual diagnosis, great caring staff. Wonderful Medical staff. I am so thankful to everyone at Turning a Point. They gave me the tools to take my life back and my kids and husband their mom and wife back. They taught me how to be successful in my recovery. They motivated me and believed in me even when I didn't fully believe in myself. They were truly my turning point!
KSI am truly thankful to everyone at turning point. They gave me the tools and the skills to get my life back, they treated me with respect And as an adult. They educated me and my family about addiction. I cannot say enough good about the staff. They were so caring and empathetic. They listened without judgement. They gave me strength and hope. Coming to Turning Point was one of the best decision I have ever made!
Anonymouslocation, amazing staff, comfortable living...expensive...it was a successful stay, would recommend to anyone in need
ConcernedThe cold-hearted approach doesn\'t always work on everyone. Not leaving messages of encouragement from family members. Take the word disappointed and conveying instead ashamed and unwanted. Encouraging family members to completely turn their backs on someone is not in my opinion a solution for everyone. The one size fits all program is quackery at times. One visit in 3 weeks from a Nurse Practitioner is not a weekly Physician visit. Treating your patients like 3 year olds leave done scratching their head at times:((
AngieEveryone truly cares and has a passion for the clients. The facilities are gorgeous. The best part of the program is the amount of one-on-one time, not mention all the CBT. This place over the last 10 years has helped 100s of people find sobriety.
akras a family of an addict all I can say after paying cash $15,000 for treatment with no follow-up unless you are sober ??? This was use less, then brain wash clients to think AA is a waist of time. My loved one has no idea why they drink or any coping skills. They do know how to play cards, swim, ping pong and other games seems like there was a lot of time spent doing that instead of finding out why they have an addiction and how to deal with it. Don\'t waste your time there, your only making the owner rich, they do not care if you get well, actually I think they don\'t want you too, so that you\'ll come back and you\'ll pay again or they can bill your insurance company and they can just make more money. Sad because people will die if they don\'t get the right help. Last time I checked my loved one in for help there blood alcohol was almost .5 that would kill a normal person. I cannot stress enough on how worthless this place is.
AnonymousStrengths: Quality teaching skills. Weaknesses: Giving in to clients at times. Saved my life glad my family helped me get help.
AnonymousOne on one was a strength of the facility but there were too many people. My friend got clean there.
AnonymousI relapsed after 3 months.
KimI liked the family counseling
JMEverything I could have hoped for! Great value
J.H.I was inpatient at this facility for 45 days. The therapist there are not well trained and this place always felt like no one knew what they were doing. There was a few passionate caring people-but these were mostly other recovering addicts. The owners are scammers and in it for the money. A client seemed like a dollar sign. I am so dissapointed as the facility itself was pretty. Looks were deceiving. It felt like I was on an assembly line and not really treated in depth. Sad because I spent so much money and really got burned at this place. I think about it and almost feel used. Hopefully this place will go belly up, but sadly when I was their they were focused on hugely expanding. Focused on money making not quality care.
EBI was inpatient for 30 days, day treatment for another 2 weeks and finally IOP for 4 weeks. I found them to be professional, very much engaged and truly caring. The 1:1 counseling was high quality and the groups were always run with the right balance of "stick to the rules" rigor and enough wiggle room to make you feel like they viewed you as an adult. Food was great — healthy and plenty of it. I lost 15 lbs. by eating better and taking advantage of the focus they placed on exercise.
anonymousVerify every detail about who they are using for what. None of the drug testing was covered...Medications were from a pharmacy that was not covered by my insurance and they would not order medications from another one.... Past clients were most of the counselors. The place looked like they said but the rest was just fabricated.
ElleFood was below par. No activities planned in advance. Seemed to enforce no rules.No recreation therapy provided. Staff was immature. I was determined to succeed upon entering facility and I am still motivated. I was disappointed by the quality in which things that could have been improved had there been more personal investment. The food offered was frozen, never organic and not once was nutrition discussed. On other health issues, yoga was offered once a week and exercise was always optional and never integrated into recovery. Meditation? Never mentioned how? The beautiful landscape was not once utilized and it was made cleared there was a tight budget. Which was apparent in all the down time. Except one night a week going to an AA meeting was offered, but never explained about. Strange! The overall opportunity to have such a beautiful area to stay sober and create new habits in was wonderful. My therapist was good. I am sincerely grateful for the knowledge I walked away with.
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