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Verona New JerseyThe Basics

Since 1975, Turning Point has helped individuals who battle substance abuse and mental health issues by providing both residential and outpatient care for men and women aged 18 and over.

This CARF-accredited New Jersey facility acts as a step down from residential treatment and is intended for those who are fully functioning but still requiring recovery. Turning Point’s basic outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are located in Verona, a small affluent town 45 minutes from New York City and provide comprehensive treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Turning Point also partners with Anderson House to provide a halfway house for women in nearby Hunterdon County.

Treatment and Staff

Clients interested in outpatient services must schedule an assessment and be prepared for a two hour initial visit. Clients are admitted to the Turning Point 10-bed detox facility as needed where treatment is available for opiates and alcohol.

Once evaluated, clients are assigned a primary counselor who then works with the individual to establish a treatment schedule. Depending upon the evaluation results, the counselor recommends either the IOP or basic outpatient track. IOP clients meet for a total of 10 hours per week (nine hours of group and one hour of individual therapy). Therapeutic staff utilize both Motivational Interviewing (MI) and CBT exploring topics such as relapse prevention, family dynamics, stress management and—where appropriate—managing depression and anxiety. Clients with co-occurring disorders are overseen by the staff psychiatrist for medication management.

The IOP normally lasts for six weeks, but duration is determined by each client’s needs. For those who are court-ordered or referred via an Employer Assistance Program (EAP), urinalysis testing is conducted weekly. Clients have the choice of attending groups Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the mornings from 9 am until noon, or evening hours from 5 to 7 pm.

Basic outpatient clients meet once a week for group therapy with bi-weekly individual therapy. Session topics are similar to those in IOP but with less frequency. While the outpatient track is typically a step down for those who completed residential treatment or IOP, clients who are in the early stages of addiction are often assigned to this track. Duration is usually four weeks, though clients may choose to stay for longer or for less time depending on their needs.  Clients are encouraged to attend outside 12-step support groups such as AA/NA or Smart Recovery.

The Turning Point treatment team consists of MFTs, CADCs and a staff psychiatrist.

Extras

For aftercare, IOP alumni work with their primary counselor to set up a series of one-on-one sessions to keep tabs on their recovery.

Turning Point offers two family programs: Family Wellness, which is a support group for those who have friends or family members suffering with addiction, and Family Education, which focuses on the impact of addiction on families and offers tools for families and loved ones that enable the healing process. In addition, Turning Point offers residential substance abuse treatment, located at the Barnert Medical Arts center and The Anderson House—a sober living home in Whitehouse Station, NJ.

Turning Point also works with New Jersey’s State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to educate non-violent offenders with substance use disorders on breaking the addiction/crime cycle.

In Summary

Turning Point offers comprehensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders with both basic outpatient and an IOP. Turning Point is an ideal choice for those who could use extra support on their recovery journey having already received primary care.

Turning Point Outpatient
15 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ  07044

Turning Point Outpatient Cost: Insurance/Medicaid. Reach Turning Point by phone at (973) 239-4600 or by email at [email protected].

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