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What To Consider


Committing to a recovery plan means making a full commitment to recovery. Physically, Emotionally, Socially and Financially. We require that our clients and their families or supports understand this commitment prior to engaging in any program.  The Turning Point assessment and acceptance process is much more stringent then most programs. We will not accept anyone into our program that does not agree to the following.  Our inpatient program requires a physical commitment to the Turning Point Habitude Program. It will require full participation from clients and their supports when working with our teams of counsellors and therapists. Lastly it will require a financial commitment to support your verbal or written commit to Turning Point’s Habitude Program upon intake.   We do not negotiate fees, nor accept anyone just because they can write a cheque. We are self reliant on our own referrals from health professionals, employers, and past clients- we do not pay for any referrals ever. It is important for individuals, families and professional supports to please be advised the fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you need more information, or clarification, please speak with someone prior to committing to Turning Point’s Habitude Program,  and we will be able to answer any of your questions or concerns at that time. Please note that upon acceptance we require a $5000 non-refundable deposit to secure a bed in the Turning Point Habitude Program.


As previously discussed, there are NO refunds under any circumstances. If a client chooses to leave voluntarily or is asked to go, this policy stays in effect. We encourage you to discuss your level of commitment with your family prior to commencing Turning Point’s Habitude Program and if in doubt commit to the shortest program initially, and upon further assessments, commit to longer programming when you are fully committed to recovery. 



Helpful information:


Addiction knows no boundaries of socioeconomic class, gender, race, intelligence, or age. It affects individual’s physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. It will take hostages internationally, from CEO”s to Health Providers, Front Line worker and political leaders to fathers, sons and partners.

What should you ask when looking for a facility that treats addiction?

  • Question providers about their approach to care. Be wary of those who say they have had extraordinary success or have been able to return individuals to controlled use patterns. Abstinence is the only option for someone who has experienced extreme consequences for their addiction.
    • Question addiction treatment providers about which modalities therapists have been trained in. Ask whether individual therapy is available and how many sessions are provided. Be wary of programs that only use group therapy or individuals who have no formal training but are in recovery themselves to deal with sensitive emotional issues.
    • Look for an addiction treatment program that treats patients on a psychological, physical,  social and spiritual level. Ask them specifically how they do this.
    • Do not believe anyone who offers a cure for addiction or suggests high success rates without looking at how and why?
    • Remember that drug and alcohol treatment is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Look  only for programs that provide individualized care.
    • Choose gender specific programs for males as males need to feel safe to be vulnerable around their own peers, and not put on a front for anyone.
    • When looking for help with Addiction from an addiction treatment program, ask if they have a family program and if so, how it works.
    • Effective treatment involves monitoring of substance use throughout treatment. Ask if the program provides random drug tests.
    • Addiction not only wears down the individual suffering from the disease directly, it also affects friends, family members, and treatment staff. Be sure that your treatment staff is not only taking care of the patients but also taking care of themselves.
  • When endeavoring to conquer addiction through rehab, look for a facility that is comforting and home-like. You will be spending some painful moments in this facility, so the last thing you want is to put yourself in a place that is not welcoming in the first place. You also do not want to mis-interpret your stay as a vacation or a being at a nice resort . There will be time later to vacation, once you get healthy and can enjoy the scenery with a healthy mind and body and a few close family members.
  • Find out about the programs that are offered through the treatment facility and research these modalities. If you read that a modality is offered asked how this is done. Many programs use “popular” verbage, but do not have the appropriate supports to back it up.
  • Some programs rely mainly on 12 step. This is not treatment. This is a resource for support. Find out what else is offered beyond 12 step and what happens if the clients doesn’t like 12 step.
  • Most forms of serious addiction require extended care beyond any formal period of treatment, which is called the continuum of care. This means you will want a rehab center that provides follow-up care, for at least one year.
  • Ask about continuing care options available. Ask how long the continuing care continues and what it entails. Ask about formal efforts to link patients with AA or other mutual help groups.
  • Ask about counselling, resources and continuum of care for family members. What is specifically covered in that support.
  • Ask about linking the patient with their primary care physician to assure continuity of care.

When looking for help with addiction, look at Turning Point’s Habitude™Addiction Program. Compare our program to that of others, and see the benefits and care we offer each individual client and their loved ones.

For more information on how to get you or your loved one help, call us toll–free: 877-523-8369.