Turning Point Counseling Services - Building Recovery Foundations Together
Chemical Dependency Treatment


This is short term low intensity treatment for substance abuse/mental health problems.
It involves once a week, individual counseling and/or education to help you learn about the disease of addiction and provide you tools necessary to regain health and wellness.


This is the flagship of our clinic. This dual diagnosis enhanced program is focused on helping patients recognize that alcoholism and addiction are  primary, progressive diseases, rather than any manifestation of a moral consequence, character weakness, or psychological dysfunction. We teach alcoholics and addicts to approach their disease as a treatable condition with a high potential for lasting recovery.  We honor the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional components of addiction and mental health issues by integrating evidence based substance-use disorder treatment with psychiatry and an array of alternative treatment approaches including, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, nutrition,  yoga and meditation. We integrate spiritual values that are important to each individual client into the treatment process, because we know that growing spiritual self is key to long-term recovery. Following is a brief description of the different phases of the treatment. 

This 8-week phase is an intense course of treatment including education on the disease of addiction and self-discovery through group and individual therapy with Masters level clinicians who are trained and licensed in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency counseling.  Each patient will attend three 3-hour groups per week that include 1-hour of psycho-education, 30- minutes of meditation twice a week, 45 minutes of yoga once a week and 1.5-hours of group therapy each night.

PHASE II         
This 4-week step-down phase of treatment is less intensive and focuses mainly on relapse prevention, continued spiritual growth and full integration into 12-step recovery. Patients will attend one group therapy session and one individual session per week. A goal of this phase is to focus on integrating the patient back into the community and family to increase likelihood of sustained recovery.

Continuing care is a long term, low intensity phase of treatment where a patient continues to attend one group therapy session per month for up to 9 months after phase two. The goal of this phase is to provide ongoing support and recovery to graduated patients. Should any patient have difficulty in this phase they could also move back to phase two step-down-treatment if they need more structured and frequent support.

New Option for Detoxification from Opioids (NODOP)

This method of medically managing the opioid withdrawal syndrome is accomplished without using opioid substances and prepares the patient for long term relapse prevention. It involves an 8-14 day non-narcotic, non-addictive detox process using medications to keep the body and the mind quiet while the body releases the bound opioid. Once this occurs, the receptors are blocked by using once-a-month injectable Vivitrol for 12-24 months while the patient also accesses further adjunctive recovery treatments, such as residential treatment, intensive outpatient program (IOP), counseling, care for co-occurring mental/emotional issues, narcotics anonymous (NA) meetings, and spiritual strengthening. This medication suppresses craving, blocks the ability to experience opiates, and changes the meaning and context of opiate use.

It is especially useful for those who chronically relapse to heroin and other opiates, often despite access to Suboxone or methadone treatment. This allows the opiate addicted person to have an action plan as they contemplate and embark on a truly opiate-free life. As relapse rates are as high as 90% without Vivitrol, it is very gratifying for all involved (patients, families, employers, medical providers) to have this option available. The goal is to medically detoxify addicted patients and land each on an antagonist (opiate blocking) therapy as indicated by the FDA, NIDA, and SAMHSA to help heal the brain and prevent relapse.

***Components of this method are based on the work of Andy Mendenhall MD, Medical Director, at Hazeldon in Beaverton, OR and Scott Erickson MD, Medical Director, at Utah Addiction Medicine & Counseling in Bountiful, UT.***

Below are some of the inpatient treatment centers we work with, please click on the name to learn more about each facility:

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Families and Friends

Families looking for support and more information about with their loved one's substance abuse recovery Al ANON can help. To find a meeting in the Fairbanks Area please click here.

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