Salvation Army - Turning Point Programs

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Salvation Army - Turning Point Programs is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Salvation Army - Turning Point Programs began in 1973 by The Salvation Army offering a refuge for West Michigan residents desiring to overcome active addictions.

Salvation Army - Turning Point Programs Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.


Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Salvation Army - Turning Point Programs offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

The Sub-Acute Medical Detoxification unit provides peer support, Master’s level therapists and medical care for individuals who present a need for supervised withdrawal from alcohol and drug abuse. Medical staff, including physicians, are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. The average length of stay is three to five days. Those admitted to Turning Point Programs for Detox will be monitored by medically trained staff, medicated as appropriate for pain, provided a daily balanced diet and special nutrition regiments if necessary and educated on chemical dependency.

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Non-residential services offer individuals the ability to carry on their daily responsibilities and attend group or individual therapy and educational lectures multiple times throughout the week. This therapy is designed to be a beginning of a continuation of treatment in order to allow individuals to further develop the skills to maintain long term recovery. In addition to serving as a primary treatment modality for clinically appropriate adult men and women, this program is ideally suited to work with three important special populations: 1. Relapse Consumers who have already had the benefit of previous residential services and therefore do not need additional treatment of that 24 hour intensity, but who still require ongoing structured care during the early stages of their recovery. 2. Women with family responsibilities who cannot be away from the home for overnight residential treatment, but who still need intensive outpatient intervention. 3. Working Persons whose employers and/or benefit plans will not permit them to take time away from work and who can only receive treatment during non-work hours.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

The Short-term residential level of care is designed to stabilize and treat individuals who have a substance use disorder or are in need of a co-occurring capable service. This service offers an intense level of care with a seven day per week clinical treatment regimen. Individualized treatment plans utilize group therapy, educational lectures, AA/NA meetings, continuing care planning and referral. The length of stay generally ranges from five to thirty days. Those admitted to Turning Point short term residency will be monitored by medically trained staff, medicated as appropriate for pain, provided a daily balanced diet and special nutrition regiments if necessary, evaluated based on need and referred to an outside program if needed.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

They focus on the individuality of every patient and design the treatment experience around an individual’s needs. Individualized treatment plans utilize group therapy, educational lectures, AA/NA meetings, continuing care planning and referral. Those admitted to Turning Point short term residency will be monitored by medically trained staff, medicated as appropriate for pain, provided a daily balanced diet and special nutrition regiments if necessary, evaluated based on need and referred to an outside program if needed.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

The Family Programming offered at Turning Point Programs is educational programming for consumers and family members. All consumers are required to participate and are more than welcome to invite their family to join! The lecture topics are focused on family issues but do not require a family member to be present. A consumer that does not have a family member available to attend would still benefit from the educational information provided.

Aftercare Support

After six to eight weeks of outpatient treatment, individuals will be assessed and will potentially graduate to a continuing care plan. Patients must be able to verify their continuing participation in an ongoing, approved self help group and be recommended for discharge by at least one external support person (family, employer, and sponsor). A continuing care plan will be established which will typically include follow-up contacts with the primary counselor or continuing care counselor. Specific approval of the personal relapse plan will occur at that time. Emergency information regarding re-contact would also be part of the continuing care plan.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Salvation Army - Turning Point Programs Highlights:

Their approach to treatment utilizes an integrative method consisting of evidence-based practices to treat each patient in a holistic manner. They focus on the individuality of every patient and design the treatment experience around an individual’s needs. It is our first priority to provide a warm, welcoming environment that promotes safety and healing. Their goal is to empower people to overcome addictions and reconnect with life by providing consumer driven and integrated care focused on safety, trust, compassion and self-determination while promoting wellness and offering support that is consistent with the principles and practices of Trauma Informed Care.
Turning Point Programs employs a Board Certified physician specializing in addiction medicine, Master prepared therapists, Licensed nurses. All staff members are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about helping those with addictions.
ntensive Stabilization Services are intended to provide a structured environment to aid individuals who are experiencing a crisis and an increase in symptoms that has led or could lead to a relapse or psychological decompensation. The goal of this program is to alleviate the crisis, enhance coping skills, and connect the individual to additional resources and community support services.
Sober living home or Halfway house




  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment