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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.

In Summary

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 Location

3015 Veterans Pkwy
Moultrie, GA 31788

Turning Point Hospital Cost

Call for cost. Reach Turning Point Hospital by phone at (800) 342-1075 or by email

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  1. Martha Wheeles on

    Very disappointed! Because our daughter has a medical problem they will not accept her in IOP! It is not a life threatening problem and her addiction is far more life threatening than any medical problem she currently has! This is second time she has been here with no improvement the first time she was there and will have to wait and see this time! I am not blaming Turning Point entirely but am concerned we did not get the help we expected!


  3. Edward Stoltman on

    Experience was wonderful until my IOP counselor started sharing romantic thoughts and feelings with me through both work and private emails. This then became private out of work phone calls. Sexual innuendo was a constant. She kept talking about being at my house with me, sitting on my lap..etc. I didn’t know if we could ever be together but it seemed like she would want to be. This hope she gave me almost broke me. She eventually tried to act like her actions never happened and that rejection was almost catastrophic to me recovery. Very painful experience when your counselor tells you she has feelings for you and continues to let the romantic feelings be present while knowing you are in love with her. Then in the end does everything she can to ignore you and her actions. Beware of LaTonya Dunn in that way. Do not engage her attemtps to live her romantic fantasies with you as a patient. She almost ruined me.

  4. This man has been doing nothing but try and hurt his ex-wife reputation and life, because she divorced him, not for another man or anyone involved in Turning Point. She left for this reason “below” and because of many more reasons. The one thing, out of many great things, she did get from Turning Point was great advice for her life to stay sober; and that was “If you want to stay sober you have to do what’s best for your life”. Thank God she took advice from others, in Turning Points field, because they helped save her life. ……….

    Moultrie police were dispatched at 7:38 a.m. to the 319 N. Main St. Division of Family and Children Services, where they observed a man defecating on the back of the building.

    The man, identified as Justin Harris Parten, told police that he was ill and needed to use the bathroom.

    Parten appeared to be under the influence of a substance, police said, and emergency medical technicians were called to examine him. When they arrived Parten put on his shorts and began walking away, and when an officer told him to stop he began running.

    An officer chased him down and detained him.

    Parten, 38, 9 Pine Ave., was charged with public indecency and duty to obey police officer…….


  5. Justin Parten on

    I entrusted a very highly ranked and local Turning Point Rehabilitation Hospital with the care of my wife, as she struggled for nine years with her addiction to narcotic pain meds. Making this short, she completed detox, and was moved to a gender-specific residential program for about 40 days. While in the residential program she was required to attend several nongender-specific offsite AA/NA meetings three times a week , giving them an introduction to a recovery-based community. requiring employees to attend the off-site meetings also. One such employee, applied what is known as 13 stepping to my wife with her only being 40-45 days sober. They continued to secretly “work the 13th step” once she came home from the residential program. Turning Point Rehabilitation Hospital’s staff was notified by concerned members of the AA/NA community. This employee was asked to stop seeing my wife, and explained the one year policy on dating. Receiving NO reprimand for his deceitful actions. They continued to see each other without regard. This directly destroyed my marriage and relationship with my children. I personally called the CEO, to inform him their relations were ongoing, and the employee of Turning Point Rehabilitation Hospital was staying the night and his very distinctive vehicle is there every night. Knowing who I am and the situation at hand. I never received a call back from the CEO of Turning Point Rehabilitation Hospital. To top it off, after the one year sobriety day. The employee and my now ex wife made their relationship official through social media. The sad fact here is, my ex wife relapsed on narcotic pain meds from the dentist well before her one year sobriety date. I recently found out that she has been taking them everyday since. What to do? Can I lawyer up over this catastrophic negligence by Turning Point Rehabilitation Hospital.

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