Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Education Program, Inc. (TURNING POINT) believes in quality alcohol and other drug treatment for those individuals under our care. Our framework represents a set of innovative, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of community care. TURNING POINT strives to help eliminate social determinants of health—poverty, unequal access to health care, lack of education, stigma, and racism—which are linked to many individuals in our minority communities. TURNING POINT’s mission is to ensure that vulnerable populations within the city and county of Los Angeles—particularly low-income adults (18 and older), adolescents (12 – 17 years old), and individuals with developmental disabilities (12 and older)—reduce health disparities related to alcohol and/or other drug abuse problems. TURNING POINT is a non-residential program that assists and prepares participants in—re-establishing and developing functional life and family skills, self-awareness, community relationships, and sufficient job preparation—without the use of addictive substances. TURNING POINT provides a positive and proactive approach based upon the principle of normalization. Each individual has the opportunity to participate in services that provide them access to a variety of activities and services that adheres to their physical and psychological situations. TURNING POINT is the most inclusive and responsive center that’s dedicated to helping all individuals improve and maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle while maximize their quality of life.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.