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.

Residential Admission Criteria

  1. Consumer is 18+ years of age.
  2. Primary diagnosis of substance abuse disorder.
  3. Consumer is 72 hours drug and alcohol free.
  4. Consumer is motivated for remedial treatment by
    • Demonstrating willingness to commit to treatment regimen and accept; responsibility for working toward treatment objectives;
    • Indicating a desire for sobriety based on personal commitment and not only on pressure from outside sources, e.g. family, employer, courts, et cetera;
    • Admission of an inability to control alcohol and/or drug use in one’s life
    • Possessing some understanding of the underlying factors that precipitated the decision to seek treatment.
  5. Consumer demonstrates an inability to maintain sobriety without a structured environment.
  6. Consumer shows evidence of psychosocial deterioration as a consequence of abuse.
  7. Consumer presents self in a relatively healthy physical and psychological state, i.e. consumer does not meet any criteria for non-admission.
  8. Consumer is willing to permit counselor to contact significant others during the course of treatment, e.g. probation officers, spouses, physicians, et cetera.

Residential Discharge Criteria

Residential treatment planning is individualized to the extent that each positive discharge is based upon successful completion of key treatment objectives, as noted in the individual’s treatment plan.  Other reasons for discharge are as follows:

  • Consumer is unwilling to continue treatment
  • Consumer demonstrates limited ability to benefit from further treatment
  • Consumer requires alternative treatment services
  • Medical complications require referral to another health care provider
  • Consumer decision to leave treatment against advice
  • Administration decision to discharge due to behavior or compliance issues