About Turning Point
We at Turning Point have a sincere passion to help all of those who desire change from a destructive lifestyle. We have made it our goal to provide the very best of facilities, support and structure for those who are willing to do so.
In 2006, two individuals joined forces to form Turning Point Residential Recovery program. Both having a past scarred by alcoholism and addiction, they set out with a passion to help others who were suffering from the same issues. That desire, coupled with the necessary work it takes to create a quality residential facility that focuses on addiction issues, Turning Point has been blessed to help countless others to achieve sobriety and restore their family. From day one, Turning Point has made it a priority to provide the very best residential housing and recovery program available to those who need it.
Our mission at Turning Point is to provide the very best environment possible for those who desire a change from the destructive lifestyle of substance abuse. It is our passion to offer the very best of facilities, support and structure to help those who are struggling with addiction and its related issues.
Our team consists of experienced professionals that will help each participant through their journey. At Turning Point, our team strives to provide each participant with the skills and knowledge they need to live a drug and alcohol free life.
Certified at both state and national levels, assessing and treating addictions, Art has a 30 plus year history in the field of residential and community-based treatment. He has worked in treatment centers as a counselor, experiential therapist, treatment team coordinator, and program director of adolescent and adult units. Art has served as a licensed professional counselor specializing with issues of addiction, chemical dependency, sex, and pornography for Alpha Hope counseling clients since 2007. Art enjoys leading teams on short-term mission trips to Central America. In May of 2013, Art accepted the position of Clinical Director for Recovery Outfitters. Art brings a rich history in outdoor sports to Recovery Outfitters, specializing in rafting, climbing, and whitewater canoeing. He currently serves the American Canoe Association as part of the Open Canoe Slalom Committee and has held certifications in Swiftwater Rescue, solo/tandem canoe instruction, and is trained as a wilderness first responder.
Elaine Johnson joined Turning Point in 2019 after working in a private practice since January 2018. Her clients have included those with dual disorders (mental health and substance abuse). Currently, she facilitates evidence-based substance abuse groups. Elaine also conducts evidence-based parenting classes and facilitates anger management sessions here at Turning Point.
Elaine holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling with an emphasis on addiction from Grand Canyon University, and is working towards her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Studies from The University of the Cumberlands. Elaine has completed training in performing substance abuse assessments and treating substance use disorders.
She is a member of GACA, NAADAC, ACA, American Association of Christian Counselors, and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society for mental health counselors. She is involved in substance abuse recovery outreach programs and enjoys helping those who are suffering from addiction to find hope.
In her free time, Elaine enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and bible study, and is very active in her church.
Empowerment Coach and Consultant
Bo Hairston is a certified Life Coach and Business Consultant. He is the owner and operator of The Hairston Company, LLC, a company focused on helping people and businesses achieve their full potential. For thirteen years, Bo worked as a Probation Officer and Chief Probation Officer in the judicial system. While serving as the Chief Probation Officer, Bo worked as a liaison for the County DUI Court, County Help Court, and County Drug Court. Bo gained firsthand knowledge and experience in the various issues that can impact each of us on a daily basis. Once impacted, these issues can spread to one’s family, job, etc. These experiences fueled Bo’s drive to encourage and motivate others to be their best.
Bo is also a Team Member and Empowerment Coach at Turning Point Recovery. His weekly interaction and accountability with our participants brings tremendous value.
Bo’s mission is to empower individuals to make good decisions that will produce positive results both in the personal and professional areas of their lives. He is passionate about teaching people how to engage and win in all aspects of their lives, as well as build healthy, authentic relationships. During his free time, Bo enjoys giving back to the community by serving and volunteering. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Under the Bridge Ministries, a homeless ministry located in Gainesville, Georgia.