Turning Point North Texas Council of Substance Abuse provides counseling, referrals and treatment options to individuals and their families who experience problems related to alcohol, drugs, anger and domestic violence.

Located in Graham, the organization has helped many locals over the years triumph over their vices. Additionally, Turning Point serves residents in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Archer, Throckmorton, Eastland, Jack, Wichita and Young counties, meaning some clients make the trek into Graham between two-to-four times a month.

Turning Point Executive Director Christy Blue said that since October, the number of clientele using the organization's services has steadily increased.

This is causing Turning Point to look into creating a second location in Breckenridge, where many clients travel to Graham for sessions.

“We have sent paperwork to the state and we are waiting for approval of adding a location in Breckenridge,” Blue said. “We have quite a few clients that commute from Breckenridge to Graham on a regular basis. The need is just as much there as it is here. (Creating a Breckenridge branch) has been on the hearts of past directors and I think it will help that community.”

Read more in Wednesday's Graham Leader.