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Treatment Goals

The people we treat at Right Turn-Impact are individuals with specific issues and needs. Right Turn-IMPACT provides a continuum of DUI offender and substance abuse treatment. For DUI offenders, our services include Alcohol/Drug phone assessments, our Weekend Intervention Program WIP which may serve as an alternative to jail in many cases as well as outpatient treatment. For people in need of more intensive treatment, Right Turn-Impact provides: Ambulatory Detox, Residential Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP), and in Residence Intensive Out-Patient Programming (IOP) Work Release which allows qualified clients to continue working while residing at and receiving treatment at the Right Turn-Impact campus. Right Turn-Impact also provides sober housing for men and women to provide support, fellowship, and accountability for clients who are committed to their recovery.

Our 4 Goals for Treatment


Learn about alcoholism/addiction and its effects


Identify the signs and symptoms of alcoholism and determine if they apply to you.


Provide you with the tools to treat the disease — if you have it. And ways to never get the disease if you don’t.

Personal Responsibility

The sooner we take full responsibility for our actions in life, the better off we’ll be.

Is addiction a disease?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the nation’s largest society of eminent doctors and neuroscientists in the field of addiction, define addiction this way:

Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.

Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.

No group, race, religion, or socio-economic class is immune to addiction

People from all walks of life have it. Professors, pilots, plumbers, priests—anyone can be or become an addict or an alcoholic.

Good news: If you don’t have addiction/alcoholism, you never have to get it.

If you find yourself in such trouble and you still can’t handle the idea of not drinking/using, then that may indicate a problem. We hope that while you’re here, we can get you to identify the problem if indeed it pertains to you.

In 1954, the AMA classified alcoholism as a disease. Anything classified as a “disease” must have at least 5 criteria. Since alcoholism has these 5 features, the AMA classified it a disease.

  • Primary (stands alone)
  • Chronic (long lasting, recurring, can be treated but not cured)
  • Progressive (left untreated, gets worse over time)
  • Morbidity (makes us deathly ill)
  • Potentially fatal (Can kill you)

What happens if diabetics don’t take insulin? Blindness? Heart failure? Diabetic coma? Death—A diabetic has to treat their disease. So does any addict/alcoholic.

If you have any kind of disease, early detection is the best thing that can happen to you. The earlier it’s detected, and the more aggressively it’s treated, the better the chances there are for a good outcome.

The problem that people tend to have with the word disease is that it seems to give the addict/alcoholic an excuse.

We Say:

Even if you weren’t responsible for having the disease, you’re still responsible to treat it.

To schedule an assessment/evaluation call our offices at 410-581-4900.

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