Overview of the Outpatient Program

The Turning Point, Inc. has been licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide outpatient adult and adolescent outpatient treatment services since 1995.  We are currently funded by DSHS to provide services at ten (10) locations.

TTPI’s mission statement underlies all of our treatment programs:  “To provide effective, accessible, and responsive client-centered substance abuse treatment services, utilizing evidenced based, best practices”.  Additionally, we believe that family involvement and successful community reengagement is crucial to long-term recovery. 

The Turning Point has provided substance use disorder treatment services for over 30 years.  Our treatment process includes a thorough, ongoing assessment; holistic treatment planning which recognizes that clients present with unique strengths, weaknesses, and needs; cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies, and targeted individualized interventions utilizing behavioral skills training.      

TTPI embraces the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD)’s commitment to the concept of  “one team with one plan for one person”, which encourages an integrated and comprehensive community resource approach to substance abuse treatment, continuing care, and ongoing support services.  Community resource needs assessment begins with the initial client/family assessment, is ongoing during the active treatment process, and continues through home transition and aftercare.

Our credentialed, professional staff is focused on meeting clients where they are, understanding their unique needs (and the needs of their family members), motivating them for treatment, and retaining them through the treatment process.   We strive to maintain counselor consistency, to continually improve counselor skills through ongoing educational opportunities and supervision, and we provide our staff with state of the art, evidenced based treatment protocols including the Texas Christian University Treatment and Assessment System (Simpson), Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (SSCI) (Wanberg and Milkman), and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) (Miller and Rollnick).