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Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson | Turning Point of Tampa

By John Appropriately, Bill Wilson who is generally referred to in AA as “Bill W”. was born at his grandparent’s home and business, The Aeolus Inn and Tavern. He and his sister Dorothy apparently had a very happy childhood there, even though, until he had a spiritual experience on the top of a mountain, Bill’s […]

What Is Al-Anon?

What is Al-Anon? | Turning Point of Tampa

If you are in the Tampa, FL area (or just about anywhere else on Earth) and have an alcoholic or substance-addicted loved one, there is somewhere you can go for help. Al-Anon is a support group designed for individuals, typically family members or other loved ones, affected by someone else’s alcoholism, whether or not that […]

Rule 62

Rule 62 | Turning Point of Tampa

Are there rules in Alcoholics Anonymous? Well, no. Suggestions, yes, but no rules. Instead, AA developed Traditions to keep AA from destroying itself from within. And out of that process we have Rule 62. Rule 62 originated in what was known as The Middleton group. They decided it would be a great idea to build […]

Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Anxiety And Eating Disorders | Turning Point Of Tampa

Eating disorders are among the most common mental illnesses. They are also among the most deadly. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder all pose severe health risks to sufferers, as their preoccupation with food intake drives them to unhealthy and prolonged periods of nutritional deprivation or overeating. Anorexia nervosa is particularly dangerous and […]

Understanding What Is Ketamine: Uses, Effects, and Risks

What Is Ketamine? | Turning Point of Tampa

Ketamine: a name that straddles the line between relief and risk. On one side, a powerful anesthetic and innovative treatment for severe depression and chronic pain. On the other, a notorious club drug with hallucinogenic effects and a potential for abuse. The dual nature of ketamine paints a complex picture, one that requires careful navigation […]

Sober New Year

Sober New Year | Turning Point of Tampa

If you made through Christmas and stayed sober, good job! However, if you didn’t, it’s never too late! Begin the new year by getting sober or committing to staying sober through all the New Year’s Eve festivities. It can be a commitment to a new you, and a new way of life. New Year’s Eve […]

Understanding Triple C’s: Misused Cough Medicine

Triple C's | Turning Point of Tampa

The rise of triple c’s abuse, primarily among teens and early adulthood, has become a concerning health issue in recent years. This seemingly innocuous over-the-counter cold medicine and cough suppressant has a dark side, with many users seeking out its intense hallucinations, altered consciousness, and dissociative effects. Education and awareness are key in combating this […]

Sober Christmas

Sober Christmas | Turning Point of Tampa

Christmas – it’s,” the most wonderful time of the year”. Right? Well, maybe not for everyone. For many people who have stopped drinking, or are seriously considering it, the holidays, with all the attendant socializing, stress and parties, can seem like a time to be endured, not celebrated. The stress of Christmas can be difficult […]

What is DMT?

What is DMT? | Turning Point of Tampa

What is DMT? Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a strong hallucinogen, or psychedelic drug. Also known as dimitri, businessman’s special, the spirit molecule, changa, or fantasia. This powerful psychedelic has captured the attention of researchers, spiritual seekers, and the curious alike, resulting in both good and bad experiences. This article will explore DMT, exploring its origins, effects, […]

Sober Thanksgiving


For people new to recovery who may be experiencing their first sober Thanksgiving, staying sober can be an intimidating prospect. The Thanksgiving Holiday can be an emotionally difficult event to navigate for anyone. However, many of us in recovery now have spent the holiday in previous years alone and drunk, or high – or both. […]

Magic Mushrooms: Effects, Risks, and Psychological Consequences

Magic Mushrooms | Turning Point of Tampa

Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms or simply shrooms, have been a topic of fascination and curiosity for centuries. These naturally occurring fungi possess psychoactive properties, inducing altered states of consciousness and a wide array of effects on the mind and body. The negative consequences behind taking magic mushrooms can lead to mushroom poisoning, […]

Codependency Meaning, Signs, and Symptoms

Overcoming Codependency | Turning Point of Tampa

Codependency Defined Codependency is a multifaceted and often misunderstood concept that describes a psychological and behavioral pattern characterized by an unhealthy, interdependent relationship between two or more individuals, often family members or people in romantic codependent relationships. Codependency refers to situations where one person, often referred to as the “codependent person,” relies excessively on another […]

Finding an Opiate Detox Near Me

Opiate Detox Near Me | Turning Point of Tampa

Located in Tampa Florida, Turning Point of Tampa offers addiction treatment and a medically supervised detox. Finding a detox center near to where you live could be both beneficial and not. Those who abuse drugs and are ready to go through physical and mental withdrawal symptoms sometimes travel to a safe place outside of their […]

Dysmorphia – Symptoms, Behaviors, Disorder

Dysmorphia | Turning Point of Tampa

Turning Point of Tampa treats addiction, dual diagnosis and eating disorders. Located in Tampa, Florida, individuals travel from all over the state, country and even internationally for our services. Having experts that understand dysmorphia as well as treat body dysmorphic disorder in all genders is a differentiating bonus for those needing help. What follows is […]

What is a Relapse?

What is a Relapse? | Turning Point of Tampa

The word relapse is defined, with regard to substance use or alcoholism, as a return to a previous maladaptive or self destructive condition or behavior. Because dealing successfully with any addiction can be extremely overwhelming and difficult, its important to understand that if you choose to do so, it will be a lifetime job. If […]

Finding Eating Disorders Treatment Near Me

Eating disorders treatment near me. | Turning Point of Tampa

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, seeking treatment is crucial. But where do you start when looking for help? One option is to search for “eating disorders treatment near me” to find local resources. Turning Point of Tampa, in Florida, offers a variety of resources and treatment options to […]

Edibles and Delta 9

THC Edibles and THC Gummies | Turning Point of Tampa

Have you ever wondered about the details of what edibles from Delta 9 are and their place in the ever-growing cannabis industry? With the increasing popularity of these infused thc edibles, it’s essential to understand their potential risks. In this blog post, we’ll explore the world of edibles Delta 9, from their science to controversies, […]

Why is Xanax Abused?

Why is Xanax Abused? | Turning Point of Tampa

Alprazolam is most widely known by the brand name Xanax. Prescription drugs such as Xanax in are a class of substances called benzodiazepines., which are considered to be a controlled substance, and are only available legally through prescription by a psychiatrist or physician. Benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety disorders, or anxiety that is combined […]

Understanding Delta 9 THC: Uses, Side Effects, Legality and More

Delta 9 | Turning Point of Tampa

Delta 9 THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, has been a topic of intrigue cannabis research and controversy. As more information becomes available about its potential benefits and risks, understanding this powerful cannabinoid is essential for anyone interested in exploring its medical use and adverse effects. Whether it’s for medical or recreational purposes, being […]

Symptoms of a Cocaine Overdose

Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose | Turning Point of Tampa

Understanding cocaine overdose symptoms can save lives. How much cocaine it takes for an overdose varies based on a persons height, weight, and time line of use. This article is to breakdown what to look for if someone is in trouble, how to help them, and if needed treatment options for long term recovery. What […]

What is Lean?

What is Lean? | Turning Point of Tampa

Origins of Lean: Cough Syrup Becomes A Recreational Drug Lean, also known as “purple drank” or “sizzurp” is a recreational drug concoction made with cough syrup that has gained popularity, especially with young adults. The lean drink is a dangerous cocktail made by combining one or more prescription cough medicines typically containing codeine and/or promethazine. […]

Delta 8 vs Delta 9 THC: Uses, Effects, and More

Delta 8 Vs Delta 9 | Turning Point of Tampa

Have you ever wondered about the differences between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC? As the cannabis industry continues to grow, it’s essential to understand these two cannabinoids and their effects on our bodies. In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the world of delta 8 vs delta 9, exploring their chemical structures, legal status, medical […]

How Does Someone Act on Cocaine?

How Does Someone Act on Cocaine? | Turning Point of Tampa

We know that cocaine is an illegal drug, but do you know that this illegal drug will have someone get involved in risky behaviors they never would have conceived unless under the influence. Many will mix cocaine with alcohol and/or other drugs. This blog will describe how someone under the influence of cocaine use and […]

What to Look for in a Drug Rehab Center

What to Look for in a Drug Rehab Center | Turning Point of Tampa

If you, or a loved one, are struggling with alcoholism, drug abuse or an eating disorder, and need help to untangle the mess that life has become, drug and alcohol rehab centers can offer a way out. If this is the case for you, it is very important to do some research first, because the […]