For more than 25 years, Turning Point Hospital has been providing residential and outpatient services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Located in the small city of Moultrie, Georgia, about 60 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida, this facility offers gender-specific treatment in a relaxing, tranquil setting. With highly trained psychiatrists, therapists and doctors, clients can receive on-site detox, medication management and many other therapeutic services.
Accommodations and Food
Turning Point Hospital sits on more than 30 picturesque acres, complete with manicured lawns, lush flower gardens and a duck pond. The main building houses the residential program and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Men and women are housed separately. Bedrooms are shared, featuring twin-sized beds, adequate closet space and a desk. The men and women’s buildings also include a common area with a TV, a dining room, therapy rooms and offices. Smoking is permitted in designated areas. Three cafeteria-style meals a day are provided for residents and special dietary requests can usually be accommodated. Coffee is available in the mornings and snacks are provided in the evenings.
A unique Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) program that includes an on-site sober living environment is set up in tidy white apartment complexes on the grounds. Two clients share each one-bedroom unit and each of the apartments includes a living room, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. Clients are required to plan and prepare their own meals.
Treatment and Staff
All of the programs at this facility are rooted in the 12 steps, offering gender-specific treatment to address substance abuse and mental health issues. Both the men’s and women’s residential programs offer short-term treatment, lasting 18 to 21 days. From there, clients can continue on to a partial hospitalization or IOP. A medically monitored detox is available at this facility, usually lasting for three to five days.
The residential programs offer 24-hour support, with medical monitoring and a rigorous, daily schedule of therapy, and focus on the unique needs of men and women. Individual therapy occurs several times a week, while group therapy happens for several hours each day. Group topics vary between the men’s and women’s programs, but may include relapse prevention, trauma, self-esteem, life skills, introduction to the 12 steps, communication, grief, parenting, codependency and anger management. Evidence-based modalities such as CBT and DBT are used in both group and individual settings. Medication management and psychiatric services are provided for an additional fee. In addition to daily therapy, clients are required to attend several off-site AA/NA meetings each week, giving them an introduction to a recovery-based community. During group, there are discussions about the meaning of each step.
Once the residential program has been completed, clients can move into PHP. This option is basically a continuation of residential, allowing clients to have additional inpatient support. It follows a very similar structure to the residential, but clients receive less individual counseling time. The length of this program depends on the individual.
Once a client is discharged from PHP, they can continue in the IOP. While most facilities’ outpatient programs allow the client attend treatment during the day and return home at night, this program provides structured housing. It usually lasts for six months, requiring that clients live in a sober apartment complex. Monday through Friday, clients head over to the main facility to receive group therapy, weekly individual therapy, medication management and family therapy. In addition, they are required to attend several 12-step meetings per week.
The Turning Point Hospital medical staff includes two psychiatrists, four physicians, three physician assistants, three nurse practitioners and numerous nurses and CSACs.
A family program including therapy and education is done in both group and individual settings, inviting family members in to participate in discussions about codependency and boundaries. They are also educated about the addiction-as-a-disease model, as well as the dangers of substance abuse.
A recreational director plans on-site activities for the clients. Supervised walks and yoga classes happen on a regular basis.
In addition to treating substance abuse, Turning Point Hospital offers a mental health residential program and a residential trauma stabilization program for women. These programs include group therapy, recreational therapy and three individual sessions per week.
Turning Point Hospital offers highly structured options with different levels of care for a reasonable price. Through the application of the 12 steps, a sense of community and a new lifestyle can be cultivated. With a highly trained medical and therapeutic team, gender-specific programs and a beautiful, tranquil setting, clients can easily step into a life of sobriety.
Turning Point Hospital
3015 Veterans Pkwy
Moultrie, GA 31788
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