Turning Point Detox & Rehabilitation:
A Path Less Travelled – at least for today
John Vereecke of Turning Point Detox & Rehabilitation, is a man for all seasons. John brings his past business and marketing experience to this alternative, all natural, approach to detoxing & rehabilitation to those wishing to deal with their addictions to drugs and alcohol. But more than this, John is Turning Point’s supervising contractor for the building of their newest treatment facility, their chief researcher on orthomolecular medicine, and the chief visionary for spreading Turning Point Detox & Rehabilitation centres across the country. How does one man do all this? He has Tammy Francoeur, his wife and business partner who is herself a seasoned business operator, working with him each step of the way.
Together, they are pioneering a medically supervised, drugless approach to detoxing whereby participants rid themselves of drug residue stored deep in the cells by sweating it out in saunas and through exercise, meanwhile, having psycho-therapy one on one counselling with their counselor to deal with the underlying issues of trauma and behavioural dysfunction in their lives. They are also pioneering the acceptance of natural detoxification process and protocol by the medical community and the insurance industries who have not always been quick to accept new ways of doing things e.g. chiropractic medicine, naturopaths and acupuncture to name a few. Clearly, these are two people who care a great deal about the human condition and are doing all they can to alleviate the suffering of addicts without involving any drugs. Tammy is most often the one who spends her time dealing with the families of the male addicts with whom they specialize.
Turning Point holds firm on the importance of family support, participation and after-care in the healing process. Also a firm believer in the 12-Step programs available to addicts and alcoholics, faith is a common thread in their holistic approach to healing the mind, body and spirit.
John is currently continuing his studies in this field in a pharmacology course at McMaster University. Tammy is exploring a television pilot as a means of outreach to those in need and will hopefully not be in a competing time slot with husband John who is a regular guest the first Sunday of every month, on CCAA’s weekly television show Living Clean which airs on the CTS television network across Canada.
Whatever tomorrow brings for this dynamic team, it will surely be an entrepreneurial adventure aimed at changing the ways we think about and serve those in need of healing.