Turning Point offers state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment and prevention for the whole family, and for the whole person. The recovery program helps the person and their family members follow their own path of healing – emotionally and spiritually. The Turning Point Youth Services program meets the rigorous standards for State and Drug Medi-Cal certification. These drug abuse prevention and counseling services are provided under contract with the Tulare County Health & Human Service Agency, Prevention Services Division.

220 N Locust Street
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 627-1385

Services Available
At Turning Point, you will find special opportunities to meet your needs, with unique services:

  • for teens
  • for parents
  • for school-based prevention and intervention
  • for schools and community groups needing alcohol and other drug problem prevention strategies
  • community-based prevention/intervention
  • bilingual services provided

Program Philosophy
A child is chemically dependent when he uses drugs or alcohol as a crutch to avoid problems or emotional pain and cannot deal with these problems without drugs. Chemical dependency can happen to any child-regardless of social or economic background, academic standing, or how good their home life is. Chemical dependence has an impact on the whole family. Everyone in the family suffers when a member has a problem with drugs or drinking. Feelings of rage, shame, guilt, and helplessness, are common; feelings that are powerful enough to interfere with normal living. Families in this predicament become “stuck"-and their members may simply stop growing. Pregnant and parenting teens are especially vulnerable.

Treatment and Prevention Referrals/Appointments
Services are offered at over 12 locations within Tulare County, and on numerous school campuses. A phone call is all it takes to make an appointment. If you wonder if you have a problem, why not call now? All counseling is strictly confidential in compliance with Federal and State legal requirements.

Additional Components
Student Assistance Program (a prevention program) Community Based Prevention Services.