Treatment at Turning Point is funded by private insurance, Medicaid, state and county grants, other contracts and specially funded programs and treatment
initiatives. On a national level, Turning Point was selected by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of New Jersey and President Bush’s White House Office of
National Drug Control Policy as a “model treatment program” and was the host to launch the national Access to Recovery Treatment Initiative (2003). Turning Point’s Family Wellness Program (2010)
was unique in its approach to treating the family, whether or not their loved one sought treatment. Turning Point was selected to host Governor Chris Christie and
activist/musician Jon Bon Jovi in the signing of the Overdose Protection Act (2012). A merger with
Anderson House, a halfway house and transitional housing for women (2014) expanded our footprint and
completed the continuum of care.
With the purchase of 51,000 square feet at the former Barnert Hospital (2010) and the merger of Anderson House Program (2014), In September of
2015 John Clancy, a longtime supporter and former board member and Robert Detore led a new management team at
Turning Point. John Clancy served as Chief Executive Officer until his passing in 2016, at which
time Robert Detore was named Chief Executive Officer. In June of 2017, RWJ Barnabas Health
designated Turning Point as their preferred provider for substance use disorder treatment. In 2019 an
Intensive Outpatient/Outpatient facility opened in Lakewood in cooperation with the RWJBarnabas Health System and the Paterson location increased capacity to 137
In May of 2021, Turning Point’s newest program was born, The Aspire
Counseling Center, focusing on meeting the needs of adolescents aged 13-18 struggling with substance use disorder and related mental health conditions. Located in Pompton Plains,
services include a Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Adolescent Day Program, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient, Early Intervention, Aftercare Services and Family
Currently Turning Point has a permanent home for all residential programs with 144 inpatient beds. All facilities are un-encumbered by mortgages and provide a
foundation for future growth and collaboration.
In March of 2022 Turning Point celebrated its 47th anniversary, a milestone as New Jersey’s addiction treatment system faces radical changes in funding and
approach to care, Turning Point stands in a position of strength with repeated 3-year accreditation and exemplary ratings from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF), a solid reputation for quality clinical care and the respect of the leadership and staff of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, as well as our colleagues
in the field. We are proud to have been ranked one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers by Newsweek ~ 2020 Ranked One of Top 200 in the Nation and Top 3 in New Jersey; 2021
Ranked one of Top 300 in the Nation and Top 7 in New Jersey.