Founded in 1997, Turning Point Treatment Center offers detox, short- and long-term residential treatment for adults. Its two gender-specific campuses in Franklin, Pennsylvania are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Drug and Alcohol division.
Accommodations and Food
The main campus houses Turning Point’s detox unit and men’s residential programs. The Freedom Center, located three miles from the main campus, houses the women’s residence. Both facilities are set in residential homes. The main campus is also home to the Assisi Hall, a mansion build in the 1890s.
The detox program can accommodate 14 men and women while the residential programs can take 54 men and 28 women. Two to four clients share each bedroom while all clients share the residence’s bathrooms. Each residence has multiple common areas and a living room with TV. There is no restriction on TV viewing, but there is no access to the Internet or computers. Cell phones and personal electronic devices are not permitted. On-site gym equipment and outside recreational space is available to all clients.
All meals are designed by a nutritionist, prepared by staff and served cafeteria-style in a dining hall. Sugar and caffeine are permitted.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment includes includes CBT-oriented individual and group therapy as well as an incorporation of 12-step recovery principles. Clients in need of dual diagnosis support are referred to outside facilities. During detox, clients may receive Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) by way of Suboxone. The length of the detox is four days, after which clients may move into the residential program. The short-term program is 14 to 28 days and the long-term program ranges from 90 to 120 days.
Clients wake up at 7 am for chores, breakfast and a community group session. Days are filled with various individual and group sessions that cover life and job skills, parenting, anger management and relapse prevention. Clients attend individual sessions twice a week. Turning Point believes in gender-specific living and group therapy in order to foster an environment of safety and trust.
The mixed gender staff includes a medical director, a psychologist, nurses and CADCs who also serve as case managers. The staff-to-client ratio is one-to-one and Turning Point exceeds the state mandated minimum for staff.
Turning Point offers two visitation options during the weekends. On Saturday mornings, clients’ families may participate in a family program that includes counseling and education. Visitation may continue up to 5 pm. Clients not participating in the family program may have visitors on Sundays. Clients may also leave the premises to attend AA and NA meetings and recreational activities like bowling.
Upon completing treatment, clients must make an aftercare appointment within seven days of leaving the program. Clients can also be referred to an off-site outpatient program that offers individual and group therapy. Turning Point works closely with the courts and probation agencies to make sure clients complete court mandated treatment and education.
Turning Point is a detox, short and long-term residential treatment program for adults that offer both clinical treatment and life education. This program is a great fit for clients who wish to focus on the 12 steps in a gender-specific environment. Its beautiful campus is well maintained and provides a tranquil environment for clients who enjoy outdoor activities.
4849 US 322
Franklin, PA 16323
852 Allegheny Blvd
Franklin, PA 16323
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