Clients considering entering the Turning Point Centers program have to meet basic criteria and cannot be admitted if any of the below criteria in the exclusionary policy are met.  Some of the criteria can be determined during the assessment process with the Medical Director.

  • 17 years of age or younger
  • Currently dependent on benzodiazepines, barbiturates, GHB, Soma or any opiate other than Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subzolv, Subutex, Butrans) or tramadol.  Dosage of Buprenorphine or tramadol will be assessed and considered allowable on a case by case basis per Medical Director.  In general, patients will only be admitted when they are willing to taper off, (per reasonable medical guidelines).
  • Under the influence of any mind altering substance upon admittance
  • Inability to complete Turning Point Center’s clinical assessment AND history and physical.
  • Baseline readings for blood pressure must be at or below 149 for systolic and 104 for diastolic.  Heart rate must be at or below 119.
  • History of violent behavior that is assessed by counselor or Medical Director to be indicative of a current and direct threat to other clients or staff.
  • History of sexual misconduct, any sexual felony including but not limited to rape, spousal abuse and or sexual abuse of a minor
  • Schizophrenia or significant developmental/intellectual disability that would prevent active participation in group therapy
  • Current suicide ideation or assessed by counselor or Medical Director to be a high suicide risk based on prior attempts, previous ideation and/or family history.
  • Any current transmissible infectious disease, including but not limited to MRSA or active TB.
  • Not English speaking
  • Inability to be mobile, unable to eat or drink without assistance and lacking fine motor skills
  • Require continuous, professional nursing care
  • Any individual with an active eating disorder including Bulimia and/or Anorexia