Turning Point is a residential program that offers help to people who suffer from life controlling addictions such as substance abuse, depression, etc. Our program has served the Tri-State area for over 13 years, maintaining a success rate over 75%. Turning Point aims to use our successful model we’ve established to impact cities and communities across the country. Turning Point’s holistic approach to recovery has helped even the most desperate cases, be totally transformed and set free.

In a time when drug addiction has affected 3 out of every four families in America, Turning Point has consistently stood on the front lines. Through the program, outreach and prevention campaigns, Turning Point has been a positive force toward reversing the harmful effects of addiction in our communities.

” ..through their various ministries, Turning Point stands as a beacon for anyone who desires to chart a new course. They are truly assisting people to discover and nourish a meaningful life in their community”

Dr. Mark McKinney, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT.
Our Story

Turning Point was formed over 13 years ago in Bristol CT. What began as one home with a few men, blossomed into in a national program which has facilitated healing and restoration for hundreds of men and women.

In 2006, Under the guidance of Executive Director John Muratori, Turning Point received national recognition from the Bush Administration as the a model faith-based rehabilitation center.

Recently we have begun offering services to the Dallas-Fort Worth community!

What is Turning Point?


Our approach to rehabilitation and restoration begins with a philosophy that addresses the person as a whole. We recognize that drug and alcohol addiction are the fruits of a failed root. The likelihood for relapse becomes heightened without addressing the root issues that often exist in a person’s life.We have pioneered a treatment philosophy that identifies and addresses five root areas of addiction. Our mission is to see individuals become cognizant of these five major areas.  Our model addresses the physical, emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual issues that can keep a person bound to the cycle of addiction.We utilize a variety of techniques and counseling to help identify and address the events, ideals, perceptions or beliefs that lead each person to unhealthy and harmful outlets. We have found that relapse is decreased tremendously through the development healthy coping habits, natural accountability, and treatment of the broken areas that lead to addictive behaviors.


Unlike other programs, Turning Point offers services to individuals who not only suffer from addiction, but have been diagnosed with mental health concerns or illness. Many times, recovery is hindered by the existence of such issues. That is why through a staff of clinician and various partnerships in the mental health field, we are able to provide the best possible solution to meet these types of needs.

Turning Point offers a different approach in ministering to individuals who are not able to do a 6 to 9 month program.

Through much prayer and counsel we have come up with a unique schedule to not only offer men with life controlling addictions, a place to get free. We have implemented a much needed exit plan for their futures after graduating the program. Below is our schedule.

The 1st phase of our program is 3 months

In that time they will get accelerated courses of our TPNE curriculum, along with 1 on 1 counseling, in depth group and Pastoral Teachings.

Every student will be required to participate in our work detail program. In this program they will learn the principles of being faithful and productive in their responsibilities.

The 2nd phase of our program is the next 3 months

For the next 3 months, the students will continue to get TPNE courses, Pastoral teachings, and group counseling sessions along with individual counseling

At the end of 6 months the student will graduate from the whole program.

The final phase of our program is our graduate phase.

Upon graduating the program every student will have the opportunity to enter our graduate program, providing space is available. If they so choose, they will continue for the next month to live at our residential home as a graduate of the program. During this time they will continue to follow every facet of the program. They will start to develop an exit plan.

Securing a job by going to the library every day for a period of 2 hours under staff supervision, searching the internet for employment. Once employment is found they will have the opportunity to rent a room (based on availability) for the final 3 months at our graduate home located in Bristol.

They can move on with their lives and return back to their families and their churches.

Turning Point has been developing an accelerated program on an outpatient basis to help individuals who are unable to commit to the full program due to family or work related responsibilities. Currently offered in Dallas-Fort Worth area, this program is for special cases and has an application process. After an initial assessment, we will  decide whether or not the applicant is a good candidate for the accelerated program.The outpatient program incorporates counseling, case management, mentorship and a custom recovery plan for each individual who applies. Leveraging community resources, our staff designs a plan that addresses the candidate from a holistic view, and works with them over a specified period of time determined by our assessment of the need.

To start the process, in your email to us indicate that you are interested in the accelerated out-patient program and we will arrange an initial assessment.