Developing the recovery tools, life skills, and maturity to successfully navigate early recovery.
The question in the minds of many young men who are completing a “28 day” drug rehab program is “What’s next? Where do I go from here?” And while the idea of returning to a college dorm, moving back with their parents, or transitioning to a traditional “sober living house” might seem like a logical next step to him, these environments typically cannot provide the level of service, structure, and support that most young men need in order to develop a sustainable sober lifestyle.
Turning Point is a nationally recognized residential extended care and sober living program located on the outskirts of New Haven, CT. We offer a three-phase program of reintegration for young men who have recently completed primary treatment for alcohol or chemical dependency and could benefit from a supportive, structured, and sober living environment that expects success in recovery, academics, and life.
With seven facilities (each with a distinctive level of care), over fifty staff members, integrated therapeutic clinical services , and a firm foundation in the 12-Steps, our three phase “step down” approach toward independent living is designed to reintegrate young men into a drug-free world gradually as they build strong recovery skills around self, family and community and take those skills into life after Turning Point.
“Turning Point is truly remarkable in the way they integrate these young men back into the real world step by step and how they kept me updated and informed every step of the way.”
Our success stems from a highly effective care model that combines graduated sober living with a continuation of addiction treatment services. It’s a model that merges a decade of experience working with young men and numerous studies that have conclusively demonstrated that the longer an individual is engaged in some form of treatment, the better the outcome.
The general flow of therapeutic clinical services is from more intensive treatment activities in Phase I to a greater focus on integrative sober lifestyle and community activities as residents transition to Phase II and III.
During Phase I, residents participate in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) three days a week and are assigned to a primary therapist, all of whom specialize in the treatment of adolescents and young adults.
Phase II & III residents take part in less intensive outpatient groups that focus on areas of need identified in the resident’s treatment plan, such as anger management and relapse prevention, while continuing to work with their therapist on an individual basis.
Residents in all phases participate in a laboratory-supported drug testing and monitoring program. In addition, we offer medication management services for Turning Point residents who have co-occurring diagnoses such as mood and anxiety disorders and are taking prescription medication.