The drug and alcohol treatment facility, Turning Point Inc., has announced that they'll be opening up a new location in Ocean County, which ranks second in New Jersey for the highest amount of drug overdoses, according to the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies

The new location will be adjacent to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood.

They will offer an Intensive Outpatient program and will open up in early 2019.

“Turning Point chose to bring its successful Intensive Outpatient/ Outpatient program to Ocean County because there is a dire need there,” Robert Detore, Turning Point CEO, said. “Turning Point offers a full continuum of care, our professionals have years of experience working with those combating drug and alcohol addictions."

Turning Point cites numbers from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, that state Ocean County had 7,244 substance abuse admissions in 2016, making Ocean along with Monmouth, the top two counties for substance abuse in the State of New Jersey.

The new facility opening up would serve residents in this much affected region.

“Given the large number of Ocean County residents who utilize Turning Point’s detox and short-term residential services, having an outpatient facility in Ocean County will allow those individuals to seamlessly transition through the continuum of care," Lindsay Dunnells, LCSW, LCADC, director of outpatient services, said. "We look forward to working in collaboration with key stakeholders in the community to ensure we provide innovative and integrated services for our clients throughout their recovery journey. Together, we can help mitigate the addiction crisis in our community.”

Turning Point is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and New Jersey drug and alcohol addiction treatment center.

They help patients cope with drug and alcohol addictions and work to help them develop the necessary tools and coping mechanisms required to manage the difficulties and daily challenges of life.

For more information on the drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility opening in Lakewood and/or to learn more about Turning Point’s programs and services, call 973-380-0905 or visit their website, www.TurningPointNJ.org.

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