Turning Point Recovery

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Turning Point Recovery Center is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Turning Point Recovery Center provides the best alcohol detox and drug treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico and surrounding areas.

Turning Point Recovery Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

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.

Rehab Services:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

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 Turning Point Recovery offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Clients in need of around the clock, full service, medically supervised detox can stay in their residential house located in the Northeast section of Albuquerque. Unlike huge detox facilities with dozens of beds and a one-size-fits-all approach, their detox house accommodates a maximum of 5 residents at any time. And rather than a sterile, hospital-type setting, their house sits in a residential neighborhood with all the amenities of home. Many clients need medically supervised detox services, but are unwilling or unable to enter into residential care, perhaps due to work or family obligations. Turning Point offers these clients the option of the proper medications and regular medical oversight to safely withdraw from alcohol or drugs while remaining at home.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Their IOP is the best in the business. After alcohol and drugs are safely out of the body, the client enters an intensive, supportive, recovery program to avoid relapse and ensure stability. IOP combines group therapy, individual therapy, community meetings, peer support, and accountability. It’s a proven method of recovery.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


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

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

After detox and IOP, clients who are successful in sobriety can continue with group therapy in aftercare for as long as they like. Many clients find that this ongoing weekly support of other sober peers really strengthens their recovery. For alcohol detox treatment, opioid, cannabinoid, methamphetamine, and all other drug abuse issues, call Turning Point today. They are the premiere alcohol detox facility and long-term outpatient care for a better life.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

When the first need is for alcohol detoxification or drug abuse services, go to a specialist. At Turning Point, all their counselors work 100% on resolving addictions. Don’t seek out a private practice counselor and think he/she can get you through recovery. You need a full service facility with the range of services they offer.

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.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Turning Point Recovery Highlights:

For their clients in their IOP program, they have had great success using innovative detox protocols for both alcohol and drug addiction to minimize discomfort from withdrawal, reduce cravings, and help prevent relapse. During your initial assessment, their detox team will discuss Vivitrol and Accudetox with you.
All their locations are staffed with licensed professional counselors and medical staff. The variations in the staff member’s backgrounds and training all come together for an integrated experience for the client. All of Turning Point’s staff operates from a client-centered focus with the goal of sobriety through abstinence.
Clients and family members will also find that the physical environments operated by Turning Point are aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, confidential, and conducive to recovery. Both their inpatient and outpatient facilities are designed with the comforts of home while still maintaining professional and medical offerings.
Residential Area


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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