Turning Point Empowers Individuals and Society


1 in every 8 Americans has a significant problem with alcohol or drugs, and 1 in 3 families are affected.

After having her first drink at age 16, Amy had “a love for alcohol” that lured her to binge drink.

“I grew up feeling like I never fit in anywhere,” said Amy.  “Drinking leveled the playing field.  I felt normal… I could talk to anybody… I felt attractive…  I just adored that feeling.”

Drinking gave Amy the confidence that she struggled to find on her own.  When she entered Turning Point she was welcomed by a “calm acceptance” and was able to receive the help she needed to overcome her addiction and discover self-confidence in sobriety.

The Salvation Army’s Turning Point program was established in 1973 with a mission to empower.  Like Amy, patients are empowered to reconnect with their lives, their families, and their community.  Every year, society spends over 250 billion dollars on substance abuse-inflicted hospitalizations, incarcerations, and other legalities.  Turning Point offers a program that has a positive impact on both individuals and society.

Last year alone, The Salvation Army’s Turning Point Programs served approximately 1300 addictions clients with detoxification, intensive stabilization, residential treatment, and outpatient services – working to break the cycle of addiction and instilling hope and help toward successful recovery.

To learn how you can help Turning Point, visit TurningPointGR.org

Watch Amy’s testimonial below.