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Turning Point Speaker Jam - NEW BEGINNINGS

January 19, 2016

Turning Point sponsored its 4th Speaker Jam on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Approximately 30 volunteers from the recovering community came to the facility to share their experience, strength and hope on various topics that related directly to clients in treatment.

Alumni speakers were from the Turning Point Cedar Grove/Verona site, the outpatient programs, the former Secaucus site, as well as Anderson House and the current Paterson residential site.

Other guest speakers traveled great distances to bring a message of hope and recovery to the Turning Point clients. One speaker drove up from Baltimore, MD and stated that “this was an absolutely wonderful and moving experience for him” and he was pleased to have had the opportunity to serve in this capacity. Another speaker traveled from Brooklyn, NY by public transportation in order to fulfill his “obligation” to “give back” to the program. There were more than 60 people in attendance along with over 100 clients on both units.

Two simultaneous “Jam” sessions were conducted – female speakers on the women’s unit and male speakers on the male unit - keeping true to Turning Point’s philosophy.

Staff donated items for a giveaway such as socks, recovery books and other literature, candy and snacks. Several gift bags containing recovery items were “raffled’ to both the male and female units. Several off-duty staff members came to be a part of the recovery jam helping out; but enjoying the atmosphere. Turning Point donated snacks and drinks for the day’s event.
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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magnacare
  • QualCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • “Turning Point is probably one of the best rehabilitation facilities in New Jersey. Keep up the great work.”

    - Dominick S.
  • “I really liked Turning Point - it was by far the best rehab I've been in. I love the staff and the structure.”

    - Anonymous Male
  • “Great Program! Very Informative From Day 1 thru Day 28. The Counselors And Staff Were Great! Keep Up The Good Work. My Wife Is Attending Nar-Anon In South Jersey.”

    - James D.
  • “You Saved My Life.”

    - Mary S. Clean & Sober Since May 2013
  • “Turning Point has given me a Great Education on my Disease and Addiction. Great Facility!!”

    - Tommy L
  • “Life is great. You guys saved my life. Can't thank you all enough.”

    - Peter C.
  • “Thanks to all of Turning Point that helped save my life!”

    - Michele R K
  • “I have to say that if it wasn't for my counselor Lisa and the other counselors and the OT's there wouldn't there wouldn't be a program. I thank you for your care, consideration, and passion for your jobs.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am writing just to once again give thanks to you and the staff that helped me at Turning Point, a beacon to open my mind and give me a foundation for my new found life of recovery.”

    - John
  • “Thanks for Turning guys do a hard job working with the disease of addiction, which is at a pandemic stage in the U.S.”

    - KL
  • “Coming to Turning Point made my wife a much stronger and more vital person again.”

    - Family Member
  • “They wouldn’t let me hide from my feelings yet I felt completely supported. Now I know how to deal with my feelings.”

    - Jessica S.
  • “The organization has given thoughtful attention to providing a treatment milieu that responds to the individual needs of the persons served.”

    - CARF
  • “Female”

    - Cindy Zucker, New Brunswick
  • “The Best”

    - Frank L., Paulsboro

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