Research and Development

In addition to maintaining electronic patient, accounting and human resources records, and tracking patient progress and clinical performance, CMDS (the administrative sister organization to Turning Point) monitors the work of the clinical and medical staffs at Turning Point, making detailed reports to be used for day-to-day management decisions, and better long-term strategic planning and development. The capacity for research and development that these professionals bring will be an important component of tomorrow’s Turning Point Clinic.

Our patient population, now numbering over 3000, makes Turning Point an obvious choice for research, due to the large sample size and information technology capabilities we possess. We are hopeful that research into current treatment practices, and evaluation of new and innovative approaches, will lead to other progressive methadone clinics adopting more effective ways to bring help, hope and healing to heroin addicts.