Turning Point Treatment Center, Inc. offers affordable drug rehab programs in Southern California. We are one of Orange County's most respected drug detox centers.

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Tired of battling Alcohol or Drug addiction by yourself? Turning Point Treatment Center can help. If you or a family member is in need of immediate rehabilitation, we are the experts you can turn to. Let us help you or your family member with the hopelessness, embarrassment, anxiety, fear and shame that has overtaken your life. We at Turning Point can help you transform your life by offering affordable drug rehab programs at our drug detox center. Our Staff has helped hundreds of alcoholics and addicts begin the road to recovery.

Make Turning Point Treatment Center your last call, freedom from Drugs and Alcohol addiction begins here. Call us now to enroll in one for our residential medically supervised detox, 30, 60, or 90 day residential drug and alcohol treatment programs. Countless individuals and their families have come to realize that in order for one to reclaim their life back from chemical dependency, outside help is needed and we would like to be the center that helps you take your life back. We understand the frustration that comes with this addiction disorder and we are here to help. We provide individualized and affordable drug rehab for every new client. Turning Point Treatment Center believes that each client is different and therefore specifically designs each client’s rehabilitation differently.

Learning how to live without alcohol and drugs is necessary in order to begin the recovery process and while sobriety is not achieved overnight we understand how addictive behaviors are created and how to break them. In our drug detox center, clients find a place of acceptance, tolerance and love as soon as they enter Turning Point Treatment Center. You will be given the knowledge and tools necessary that will help you through the chaos of addiction and bring you back to a normally balanced life.

Rehab does not have to be boring! Our program’s graduates often say that the Turning Point program helped them learn to have fun in sobriety. Since Turning Point is located in the heart of Southern California our residents enjoy free time at Lake Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Dana Point which are some of the most beautiful desirable area’s in Orange County California. We believe that it is important for residents to learn how to have sober fun, spend time with other sober friends, meet new sober friends, attend sober events and reestablish ties with family members.


  • Inpatient Treatment/Rehabilitation
  • Medical Supervised Detox from substances
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Stimulant/Depressants Treatment
  • Opiates/Narcotics Treatment
  • Heroin Treatment
  • Benzodiazepines Treatment
  • Hallucinogens/ Inhalant Treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluations if necessary/ Dual Diagnosis
  • Treatment of emotional disorders found in the DSM IV Manual
  • Prescribe and monitor psychotherapeutic medications if needed
  • Executive Treatment
  • Interventions
  • Report to judicial jurisdictions or social services as required

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Prescription drug abuse is the intentional use of a medication without a prescription; in a way other than as prescribed; or for the experience or feeling it causes. It is not a new problem, but one that deserves renewed attention. For although prescription drugs can be powerful allies, they also pose serious health risks related to their abuse.

Prescription drug abuse remains a significant problem in the United States.

  • In 2010, approximately 7.0 million persons were current users of psychotherapeutic drugs taken nonmedically (2.7 percent of the U.S. population), an estimate similar to that in 2009. This class of drugs is broadly described as those targeting the central nervous system, including drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders (NSDUH, 2010). The medications most commonly abused are:
    • Pain relievers – 5.1 million
    • Tranquilizers – 2.2 million
    • Stimulants – 1.1 million
    • Sedatives – 0.4 million
Commonly Abused Drugs in 12th Graders
  • Among adolescents, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the commonly abused illicit drugs by high school seniors (see chart above).
    • Nearly 1 in 12 high school seniors reported nonmedical use of Vicodin; 1 in 20 reported abuse of OxyContin.
    • When asked how prescription narcotics were obtained for nonmedical use, 70% of 12th graders said they were given to them by a friend or relative (MTF 2011). The number obtaining them over the internet was negligible.
  • Among those who abuse prescription drugs, high rates of other risky behaviors, including abuse of other drugs and alcohol, have also been reported.
What is driving this high prevalence?

Multiple factors are likely at work:

  • Misperceptions about their safety. Because these medications are prescribed by doctors, many assume that they are safe to take under any circumstances. This is not the case. Prescription drugs act directly or indirectly on the same brain systems affected by illicit drugs. Using a medication other than as prescribed can potentially lead to a variety of adverse health effects, including overdose and addiction.
  • Increasing environmental availability. Between 1991 and 2010, prescriptions for stimulants increased from 5 million to nearly 45 million and for opioid analgesics from about 75.5 million to 209.5 million.
  • Varied motivations for their abuse. Underlying reasons include: to get high; to counter anxiety, pain, or sleep problems; or to enhance cognition. Whatever the motivation, prescription drug abuse comes with serious risks.

Risks of commonly abused prescription drugs

Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths by Major Type of Drug, United States, 1999-2008
  • Addiction. Prescription opioids act on the same receptors as heroin and can be highly addictive. People who abuse them sometimes alter the route of administration (e.g., snorting or injecting) to intensify the effect; some even report moving from prescription opioids to heroin. NSDUH estimates about 1.9 million people in the U.S. meet abuse or dependence criteria for prescription opioids.
  • Overdose. Abuse of opioids, alone or with alcohol or other drugs, can depress respiration and lead to death. Unintentional overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999 and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
  • Heightened HIV risk. Injecting opioids increases the risk of HIV and other infectious diseases through use of unsterile or shared equipment. Noninjection drug use can also increase these risks through drug-altered judgment and decisionmaking.
  • CNS Depressants (used to treat anxiety and sleep problems):
    • Addiction and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. These drugs are addictive and, in chronic users or abusers, discontinuing them absent a physician’s guidance can bring about severe withdrawal symptoms, including seizures that can be life-threatening.
      Overdose. High doses can cause severe respiratory depression. This risk increases when CNS depressants are combined with other medications or alcohol.
    • Overdose. High doses can cause severe respiratory depression. This risk increases when CNS depressants are combined with other medications or alcohol.
  • Stimulants (used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy):
    • Addiction and other health consequences. These include psychosis, seizures, and cardiovascular complications.
Treatments for Prescription Drug Abuse

Available options for effectively treating addiction to prescription drugs depend on the medication being abused. Approaches to treating pain reliever addiction are drawn from research on treating heroin addiction, and include medications combined with behavioral counseling. A recent large-scale clinical trial supported by NIDA showed that Suboxone (buprenorphine + naloxone), prescribed in primary care settings, helped about half of participants reduce their pain reliever abuse during extended Suboxone treatment. Another promising approach includes longacting formulations of medications, such as Vivitrol, a depot formulation of the opioid receptor blocker naltrexone, recently approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction. With effects that last for weeks instead of hours or days, long-acting formulations stand to aid in treatment retention and abstinence.

Although no medications yet exist to treat addiction to CNS depressants or to prescription stimulants, behavioral therapies proven effective in treating other drug addictions may be used. NIDA is also supporting multiple studies to identify promising medications for stimulant addiction.

NIDA Supported Research on Prescription Drug Abuse

NIDA’s multipronged strategy to reverse prescription drug abuse trends complements and expands our already robust portfolio of basic, preclinical, and clinical research and educational and outreach initiatives. NIDA-supported researchers are conducting large-scale epidemiological studies investigating the patterns and sources of nonmedical use of prescription medications in high school and college students. Results suggest that prevention efforts should include a focus on the motivations behind the abuse, which often have an age and gender bias.

NIDA is also leading efforts to develop pain medications with diminished abuse potential, such as those that bypass the reward system of the brain. This is particularly important in light of returning veteran and growing elderly populations. To that end, NIDA is supporting research to better understand how to effectively treat people with chronic pain, which may predispose someone to become addicted to prescription pain relievers, and what can be done to prevent it among those at risk.

Making the transition frominpatient to regular daily life can be a difficult process. Firstly, inpatient treatment is often very structured and limits individuals’ liberties so as to facilitate proper recovery. Secondly, the environment of inpatient rehab is free from the negative influences and triggers of the outside world. Inside, a person is protected, so to speak. Conversely, a person on the outside is left to society’s devices and influences that can cause relapse.

Call us here today. If you’re transitioning out of inpatient treatment or considering enrolling into a treatment facility, we can guide you in the right direction. Not only in which you can recover, we also have the best clinicians and counselors available who are 100 percent dedicated to your well-being and full lifelong recovery. Call us today to learn more about how Futures can help you conquer your addiction for good.

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