Turning Point

Recovery Residence Inc. 

“Making a Difference”

We’re With You Every Step of The Way

Turning Point Recovery Residence, Inc., founded in 1997, is one of the most successful Middle Tennessee 501(c)(3) non-profit alcohol and drug recovery house organizations consisting of four recovery houses in Nashville, Tennessee offering the best possible chance of early recovery to men and women through the original in-house support team system that monitors the residents recovery program.




House Rules






Recovery House

Although recovery houses are often called halfway houses a recovery house provides a safe, supportive and structured living environment and is designed more for people that have completed an inpatient alcohol and drug treatment program or are attending an outpatient treatment program or do not have the resources for an alcohol and drug treatment program.

halfway house is more like an inpatient treatment program than a recovery home and there are very few actual halfway houses in Tennessee. When someone refers to a halfway house they are probably talking about a recovery house since there are so few real halfway houses in Tennessee with many recovery houses, which are commonly thought to be the same thing.

Choose Turning Point

Turning Point has one of the highest success rates in Tennessee because we are one of the more structured recovery houses that requires rather than requests that the residents actually follow the actions of recovery, which are proven to work.

Because of our structure and proven track record most of our referrals come from the more reputable treatment centers in the southeast region of the United States (see our “references” page). Many other people come to us from all over the country simply because it is sometimes very difficult to recover without changing “playgrounds” and Nashville is one of the countries most livable cities making it a great place for a new start.

When considering a recovery house or halfway house we hope you will contact our admissions office to see if you qualify for our program.

“This project is funded under a Grant contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services”.


What we know for sure is that substance abusers that actually work the twelve-step program rarely relapse. We also know that without an alcohol and drug free living environment most people have found that early recovery is next to impossible. Still others have found that without structure and/or support early recovery can be overwhelmingly difficult.
Turning Point’s mission is to provide the best possible chance of early recovery from alcohol and drug addiction by monitoring our resident’s twelve-step recovery through our in house management support teams while providing a safe, supportive and structured living environment.
By ourselves we are nothing. We are only as good as the people that God puts in our lives. Credit for our high level of success goes to the twelve-step program, committed residents, our kind referral sources and many helping friends. Without a man named Bill that made the financing and the location of our first house possible, Turning Point would not exist.
Our growth is a result of loyalty, teamwork, and striving to do the next right thing. Without loyalty little can be accomplished. However, with trust many of our dreams become a reality. Teamwork, of course, is where common people achieve uncommon results. The next right thing builds a house of stone rather than a house of cards that will fall with the first wind.
Knowing first hand the hopelessness of having no money, no where to go and no one who cares, I can never show enough gratitude to my friends in recovery. They taught me to stay on the action committee, let God take care of the result committee and not give up five minutes before the miracle happens. Without their advice I would not have stayed clean/sober since August 1, 1989 and Turning Point would not have been funded January 3, 1997. As an old timer once said, “you can’t change the world but you can make a difference!”

Mark Brakebill
Founder died March 18, 2018 

Lindsey Tinsley
Executive Director