The gift of a new journey - where transformation begins...

The Turning Point was born out of one man’s vision to give to others that which he himself received.  If it weren’t for the care, kindness and guidance together with the detoxification expertise he was introduced to, many doubt he would be with us today.  The Turning Point now has their very own caring and team to pass these protocols and programme on to you.


Our Mission

To provide a safe, comfortable environment to help people begin their recovery from addiction. A clinical treatment facility that focuses on the detoxification and rehabilitation from addictive substances, tailored to the individual needs of each guest. To lead New Zealand in the rehabilitation of the disease of addiction and further offer ongoing support plans to live a happy, fulfilled life free from drugs & alcohol.

“At the bottom of every person’s dependency, there is always pain, Discovering the pain and healing it is an essential step in ending dependency.”
— Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

The detox process

The detox and rehabilitation process is tailored for each guest. The duration of stay is determined based on the needs of the individual, following the initial medical and clinical assessment.

Detoxification is the first process on the path to recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. The goal at The Turning Point is to safely support the guest with the correct treatment to address the withdrawal symptoms, leaving the guest free from discomfort.

Our detox programmes offer the following components:

  • Assessments:
    We carry out a thorough medical, clinical and psyhic assessment to determine the current condition of the guest and obtain an accurate diagnosis.
  • Personalized Recovery Plan:
    Based on the initial assessments, our doctor and registered nurse will meet with the guest to create a personalized detox plan that consists of four phases;
    • Phase 1: Evaluation

    • Phase 2: Detox and Stabilization

    • Phase 3: Case Management & Education

    • Phase 4: Discharge Planning & Relapse Prevention


  • Monitored Treatment 24/7:
    Throughout the detox process, the guest is closely monitored 24-hours a day with personal attention from caring expert nurses and health care assistants.
  • Warm & Inviting Environment:
    Many guests who choose to proceed with an alcohol or drug detox prefer the comfort and convenience offered at The Turning Point. Our recently refurbished facilities in both Auckland and Nelson offer a homely environment with modern kitchens, comfortable bedrooms, sparkling bathrooms and amenities.  We also have relaxing outdoor areas that enhance healing. Nelson centre is nestled in a rural setting with the Wairoa River at its doorstep, this stunning location is a perfect place of solitude to start your journey. Both locations offer the perfect place for your rejuvenation back to wellness.

join in meditation

Meditation plays a specifically valuable role in the lives of people in recovery. We offer meditation daily and guests are free to join in if they choose.

join in Yoga

We have an in-house yoga instructor who provides weekly classes, focusing on light stretching and restorative techniques.

Our unique approach is holistic – encompassing the medical, the clinical and the spiritual.

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