Turning Point of Tampa Welcomes the LGBTQIA2S+ Community

Lgbtqia2s+ Describe Gender Identities | Turning Point Of Tampa

There are a lot of discussions these days about LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and their rights. This acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit.  Turning Point of Tampa Addiction Treatment Center is pleased to open our doors to all members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We strive to create an atmosphere in which […]

Detox Near Me: How To Find the Right Detox Facility

Detox Near Me | Turning Point Of Tampa

You may wonder, “Is there a detox near me that can help me get clean and start my recovery?” The answer is yes! Various detox facilities nationwide and right here at Turning Point of Tampa, in Tampa Florida can provide a safe and comfortable environment to get clean and begin to make positive changes in […]

Cocaine Addiction – What You Need to Know

Coke Heads And Cocaine Addiction | Turning Point Of Tampa

Cocaine affects the pathway to the reward center of the brain. Symptoms of cocaine abuse and cocaine addiction can easily mirror mental illness. The DEA has cocaine as a schedule II drug and many who show symptoms of cocaine addiction exhibit intense craving and physical signs similar to cardiac arrest. Once cocaine reaches the brain, […]

LGBTQIA2S+ and Addiction Treatment

LGBTQIA2S+ And Addiction | Turning Point Of Tampa

People have unique qualities that make up their identity — all valid and vital parts of who they are. LGBTQIA2S+ (frequently shortened to LGBT) stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and other identities and orientations. “Queer” is an umbrella term inclusive of the diverse range of sexual orientations, gender identities, and […]

Joan Browne Celebrates 30 Years with Turning Point of Tampa

Joan's 30 year Blog for Turning Points of View

First off, I would like to say that it’s been a privilege to have been employed at Turning Point of Tampa for a total of 10,943 days, one day a time. Turning Point of Tampa was established in 1987, but my journey at TPOT began in 1993, shortly after moving to Florida from California, with […]

Veterans Day Quotes

Veterans Day Quotes | Turning Point Of Tampa

World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the signing of a truce to end the fighting between the Allied Powers and Germany. In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of this, November 11, 1919 was officially designated as Armistice Day in the United States. However, […]

What Helps With Alcohol Withdrawal?

What Helps With Alcohol Withdrawal? | Turning Point of Tampa

Most people who drink to excess will experience mild symptoms of alcohol withdrawal the next morning; it’s called a hangover. Symptoms usually start to become uncomfortable when alcohol concentrations, or blood alcohol content (BAC) drops; alcohol withdrawal symptoms become increasingly uncomfortable as BAC goes to zero. Some common alcohol withdrawal symptoms you may experience after […]

Addiction Treatment for Veterans in Tampa, Florida

Addiction Treatment For Veterans | Wide | Turning Point of Tampa

Veterans are one of the most vulnerable demographics when it comes to problems like drug or alcohol addiction. The kind of trauma they face makes them more prone to using dangerous coping mechanisms that only lead to more issues. Thankfully, there are ways to help them. Many types of programs, medications, and therapy are available […]

Heroin Detox

Heroin Detox | Turning Point of Tampa

Heroin addiction is one of the many problems our country faces as it continues its battle against the opioid epidemic. Each year, thousands of people become addicted to heroin use, with many passing from its fatal effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the number of deaths due to heroin-involved overdose […]

Everything You Need To Know About Opioid Detox

Opioid Detox | Turning Point of Tampa

Opioid drugs are potent painkillers that help to ease acute and chronic pain. However, they are also highly addictive if misused, taken too frequently, or dosed in large quantities, and their misuse can lead to opioid use disorder (OUD). Further, a majority of deaths related to drug abuse involve opioids. If someone is struggling with […]

OxyContin Detox

Oxycontin Detox | Turning Point of Tampa

OxyContin addiction can negatively impact many areas of your life. If left untreated, it’s a life-threatening addiction requiring careful treatment and withdrawal management. If you are looking for help on the road to full addiction recovery, know that it is within reach. At Turning Point of Tampa, we believe in a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to […]

What is an Intervention?

What is an Intervention? | Turning Point of Tampa

An intervention is a pre-planned meeting between concerned individuals, often family members or close friends, and a loved one or friend struggling with addiction. The goal of an intervention is to motivate the loved one to seek help in overcoming addictive behavior. This article will go over what is an intervention and additional aspects around […]

How to Do an Intervention

How to do an Intervention | Turning Point of Tampa

Addiction to drugs and alcohol affect family members as well as the person afflicted with alcohol or drug addiction. It is usually best to have an outside party do the actual intervention but on rare occasions a family member approaches their loved one’s addiction and the ties of a family first intervention becomes a successful […]

Pink Cocaine: What Is It and Why Is It Harmful?

Pink Cocaine | Turning Point Of Tampa

Pink cocaine is a novel synthetic drug most popularly known and used in rave culture. Also known as phenylethylamine 2C-B, pink cocaine has increased public health concerns in recent years and has obtained a high-risk reputation, often negatively impacting the health of the user.  What Is Pink Cocaine? In essence, pink cocaine is a man-made […]

Relationship With an Addict

Relationship With an Addict | Turning Point of Tampa

Knowing someone with a substance abuse problem or addiction is common, considering how approximately 21 million Americans have been addicted to a substance at least once. Out of these individuals, only 10% get professional treatment. Living with a substance abuser can be challenging — and even more so when addicts do not seek professional help. […]

12 Step Programs

12 Step Programs | Turning Point of Tampa

The Basic Concept of 12 Step Programs The basic concepts of all 12 step programs are the same – to help individuals recover from addiction, and rehabilitate their lives. There are currently a variety of 12 step programs, all of which owe their existence to Alcoholics Anonymous, which was originally developed in 1935 by Bill […]

Codependent Behaviors

Codependent Behaviors | Turning Point of Tampa

Codependent behaviors can lead to dysfunctional coping methods such as substance abuse, and other negative behaviors that deplete our self worth. These behaviors can be inherited, learned, or developed. This article is about codependency and the behaviors of those who are in codependent relationships. What is Functional Dependency vs Codependency? As a species, we have […]

Alcoholism Treatments

Alcohol Dependence | Turning Point of Tampa

Alcohol Use Disorder: A Common Problem Alcoholism is one of the most common forms of substance abuse in America, and worldwide. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has found that 6.2% of adults over the age of 18 have what is known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), also referred to as alcohol addiction, […]

Alcohol Recovery and Depression

Clinical Depression | Turning Point of Tampa

Major depression is one of America’s most common mental health disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 21 million adults in the U.S. experienced at least one depressive episode in 2020. Yet, among these individuals, only 66% sought effective treatments. Meanwhile, research suggests that up to 1/3 of people with depression […]

Fentanyl Detox

Fentanyl Detox | Turning Point Of Tampa

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, a prescription drug that has been approved for the treatment of chronic and severe pain. Prescription Fentanyl is a strong opioid medication that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl, like other opioid drugs, is highly addictive and dangerous, and anyone who uses it […]

Gabapentin Abuse

Gabapentin Abuse | Turning Point of Tampa

Gabapentin is a medication typically used to treat seizures and neuropathic pain. It is also sometimes used as an off-label treatment for anxiety, restless leg syndrome (RLS), and even hot flashes. Gabapentin misuse and gabapentin addiction are a potential risk associated with the use of this prescription medication, especially when it is taken other than […]

What is an Enabler?

What is an Enabler? | Turning Point of Tampa

An enabler, or codependent is an individual that has become enmeshed in the life of a loved one who has an addiction. It may be a member of the family, or a close friend, who has developed an addiction of some type, such as substance abuse, or a compulsive disorder, such as gaming, for instance. […]

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy | Turning Point of Tampa

The Diverse Array of Mental Health Modalities People with limited experience with mental health often talk about “therapy” as a very broad concept, failing to differentiate between the many different modes of treatment that mental health professionals rely on to treat mental health conditions. In actuality, there are myriad different types of therapy, and it’s […]

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers: How They Can Help You Get Better

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Center | Turning Point of Tampa

People who suffer from dual diagnoses can find it difficult to get help. This is because most people are not familiar with what a dual diagnosis is and what the symptoms are that come with it. A dual diagnosis means a person has a mental health disorder and a substance abuse problem. It can be […]