Mission/Vision/Value Statement


Who we are:

Turning Point Recovery Center is New Mexico’s leader in providing safe, effective, and evidence-based treatment for those who struggle with substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. Turning Point encompassess a continuum of care including Turning Point and Focused Recovery; Turning Point Residential Care, Recovery Housing, Withdrawal Management and additional recovery-centered wellness services. We provide the best possible treatment in collaboration with researchers, physicians, clinicians and peers to provide community, health, and wellness-based recovery programming at all levels of care.

Our Vision:

We believe that recovery is possible. Our vision is that anyone seeking recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders can find long-term recovery through a client-centered continuum of care.

We serve our clients and our community with best practices and deep empathy. Our vision is that our work within the community reduces both the suffering and the stigma of addiction through clinical practice, education, and community engagement.

While there are many paths to recovery, we believe that a process culminating in freedom from addictive behaviors is in the client’s best interest. We exist to compassionately guide and support people who are suffering to recovery, health, community, and connection.

Our Mission:

We provide a clear path to long-term recovery for people struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders by collaborating directly with our clients to help each person create a healthy, happy, meaningful life within a supportive and healthy community.

Our Values:

Compassion: We offer compassion, healing, and opportunities to find wellness to everyone in our community – including our own clinicians and staff, our clients, their families, and allies. Each person engages in this process with a unique set of identities, histories, and strengths that characterize their health and healing needs. We center the dignity and autonomy of every member of the TP/FR community and work together to bring all of us to our highest good.

We believe that passionate and compassionate care for our clients occurs within a continuum, and that the quality recovery programs we provide depend on ongoing engagement with research and evolving best practices in alignment with our goals and the needs of our clients. We collaborate directly with our clients to help each person create a healthy, happy, meaningful life within a supportive and healthy community.

Safety: We prioritize the safety, autonomy, and dignity of each client and staff member. We maintain an environment that is accessible, respectful, and collaborative. We believe that inclusion across race, ethnicity, ability, sexuality, gender identity, mental health, heritage, religion, and ideology is essential.

Ensuring that our treatment programs and our workplace are trauma-informed, culturally conscious and humble, caring, and humane creates an environment in which all are able to heal and grow. Our commitment to best practices includes ongoing awareness of client well-being across the continuum of care.

We understand that our company culture, overall health, unity and satisfaction directly affects our clients’ experience. We work best as a team when we honor each other’s strengths and limitations; foster growth; and support the ongoing development of our skills and competencies. Our culture is supportive, caring, committed to the wellbeing of our clients and of one another. We are driven to excellence and to supporting and celebrating each others’ achievements.


We believe that recovery from addiction must be sustainable to be meaningful, and that sustainable recovery comes from addressing the whole person: substance use, co-occurring disorders; trauma history; chronic pain; health and wellness; community and context.

Likewise, sustainable growth is the key to our success as an organization and to our ongoing support of the community at large. We seek to build partnerships with those who share our vision of what Recovery can be, and to support those in our community who are recovering. We know that every person who finds long-term recovery changes not only their own life but the lives of those around them.

At Turning Point, we believe that recovery from addiction is integrative, multidimensional, ongoing – and transformative. We stand committed to making recovery possible for anyone seeking our assistance.



Our Leadership Team, with a towering 50+ years of combined service to Turning Point and a century-long dedication to the recovery industry, holds an unwavering commitment to the transformative journeys of individuals overcoming adversity. They understand profoundly that each individual’s journey is a beacon of hope and a catalyst for collective recovery and growth.


Through the nurturing guidance of our seasoned Leadership Team, Turning Point not only transforms individual lives but also significantly contributes to crafting a better, more supportive community. Each success story, each rekindled life adds a thread to the growing tapestry of recovery, making our state a warmer, more empathetic place, one life at a time

Paul Tucker
Chief Executive Officer
Reflecting on the evolution of Turning Point Recovery Center, it is clear that the cornerstone of its success has been continuous innovation and a commitment to excellence. Our founder, Paul, has been instrumental in nurturing and guiding the center to its current esteemed status.
Paul embarked on his transformative journey armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Marylhurst College and a Master’s Degree in Experiential Therapy from the University of Wisconsin. With a commitment to fostering recovery, he inaugurated his first treatment center in 1997, which marked the beginning of a remarkable chapter in addiction rehabilitation.
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Dana Stratton
Director of Admissions and Detox Services
Dana brings over 30 years of experience in a diverse range of critical medical field applications, including the management of Urgent Care facilities, an Internal Medicine office, and domestic and international business development for a medical device manufacturing company.
Her work as a key member and manager of the detox team begins with her passion for helping clients advocate for themselves and being part of each client’s recovery process. She holds certificates in healthcare administration and as a medical assistant.
Alaina Goff
Director of Operations, Interim Peer Supervisor
Alaina Goff, a native of Oahu, Hawaii, discovered her passion for unraveling the complexities of human behavior early on. She honed her expertise at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with Summa Cum Laude honors and Departmental Honors.
Fueling her academic curiosity, Alaina pursued advanced studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, delving into the realms of Forensic Anthropology and Pathology during her Master's and PhD programs.
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Keith Grigsby
Financial Director
Keith has over forty years of experience in various accounting and finance positions since receiving his MBA in Finance from the University of New Mexico. Keith has had leadership positions in some of the largest private companies in New Mexico as a Controller, VP of Finance and CFO.
Having been responsible for audits from DCAA, Sandia Laboratories, banks and outside auditors Keith understands the importance of accurate accounting processes. Keith has volunteered his time to local boy scouts and mental health providers. As a lifelong New Mexican he has enjoyed the outdoors through various backpacking trips around the state.
Adam Tarvin
HR Manager
With expansive experience in operation management, Adam is passionate about Human Resources and going the extra mile for the employees. Adam graduated with an MBA in HRM from Everglades University in Boca Raton, FL in 2021.
Having grown up in New Mexico, Adam is dedicated to ensuring the success of those supporting addiction recovery in Albuquerque. Adam is always passionate about learning new things and hopes to continue outside education into his retirement. Outside of TPRC, Adam is a history enthusiast and enjoys visiting historical sites.
Dr. J. Randle Adair, DO, PhD
Medical Director
Dr. J. Randle Adair is a seasoned medical professional with a comprehensive background in both internal and addiction medicine. He began his academic journey with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Georgetown University in 1969. He later earned a PhD in Physiology from Emory University in 1974 and pursued a medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which he received in 1997. Upon completing his medical degree, Dr. Adair underwent Residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama, finalizing it in 2000.
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Dr Shawn Hazelwood
Dr. Hazlewood completed his residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in June 2023 and is currently an Addiction Psychiatry fellow at UNM. He joined Turning Point Recovery Center as a psychiatrist, where he specializes in assessments, medication management, and Suboxone treatment within the outpatient MAT program. He earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, graduating in May 2019.

Dr. Hazlewood has a keen interest in serving Native American patients and often emphasizes the psychoeducational benefits of physical fitness. Beyond his clinical practice, he actively lectures medical students and residents at the UNM School of Medicine and engages in clinical research focused on neuromodulation.


Available Services:

Withdrawal Management:

    • Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal Management: For those with a physiological dependence on alcohol, medically managed withdrawal is essential to safely discontinue drinking, preventing severe conditions like seizures, delirium tremens (DTs), or even death​​. Similarly, during the acute withdrawal from drugs, individuals require support and appropriate medication to manage physical symptoms and suppress cravings, ensuring a smoother detoxification process​​.

Men’s Residential Treatment:

    • Offers an intensive, experiential, and embodied program aimed at holistic recovery through exercise, healthy eating, fresh air, and intensive group and individual work.
    • The program is housed in a tranquil, comfortable residential setting, providing a respectful, safe, and compassionate environment with loving support and wise counsel for individuals ready to change their life​5​.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP):

    • Flexible scheduling to accommodate clients’ careers, family responsibilities, and other important life commitments.
    • Utilizes both group and individual counseling to help clients establish and maintain recovery.
    • Multi-dimensional program teaching 12-step principles and addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
    • Provides education, support, and accountability necessary for meaningful, long-lasting recovery while allowing clients to remain in their home environment and continue with work, school, or family obligations​2​.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT):

  •  Vivitrol and Suboxone options are available 

Recovery Housing (“Sober Living”):

    • Long-term transitional housing providing a safe, substance-free environment, structure, and support for building a sustainable sober life.
    • Live-in house manager and full-time peer mentor to help residents build and practice their recovery program in a healthy, structured, sober environment.
    • Residents can continue their recovery through Turning Point’s IOP, participate in local AA/NA meetings and other programs​3​.

Individual Counseling:

  • Individual counseling is the most adaptable service we offer, catering to a diverse range of needs. Whether an individual is navigating personal challenges or a family member seeks understanding and support, this level of care is designed to benefit everyone. Our approach is inclusive, ensuring that every person’s unique needs and circumstances are addressed.

Wellness Center Overview:

  • Our state-of-the-art wellness facility is designed to promote holistic well-being for all individuals. The center is equipped with a plethora of services and amenities tailored to meet diverse wellness goals. Here’s what we offer:
  • Physical Activity & Recreation: Whether it’s cardiovascular exercise or leisurely activities, our facility encourages movement and activity.
  • Strength Training: Specifically designed areas with equipment for those looking to build and maintain muscle tone.
  • PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy: A cutting-edge treatment option that uses electromagnetic fields to improve health and wellness.
  • Braintap: An innovative approach to achieving brain synchronization for relaxation and peak performance.
  • Gardening: An opportunity for individuals to connect with nature, promoting mindfulness and relaxation.
  • Peer Support: A supportive community where individuals can share their experiences, struggles, and achievements.
  • Yoga: A serene environment for practicing yoga, fostering flexibility and inner peace.
  • On-site Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Medical expertise right at your fingertips, ensuring mental health needs are addressed promptly.
  • Mindfulness: Guided sessions to promote presence, awareness, and mental clarity.
  • Full Kitchen for Nutrition Classes: Learn about balanced diets, meal preparation, and the benefits of different foods in our fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSWs): Trained professionals who use their personal experience in recovery to support others.
  • Every aspect of our facility is geared towards providing an integrative approach to health and wellness, ensuring that all who visit have the resources they need to thrive.


Pain Management:

    • A wide range of modalities to treat and manage chronic pain, helping clients find greater comfort and control over symptoms and freedom from potentially problematic medications.
    • Coordinated care plans developed in conjunction with primary care doctors and pain specialists​4​.

Contact Turning Point Recovery Center:


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Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Other Important Information

Emergency Please Call: 911

New Mexico Crisis And Access Line:

Call toll free anytime 24/7/365 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

AA Main Number: (505) 266-1900

Tipsy Tow: 1-800-AAA-HELP