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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 […]

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment | Turning Point of Tampa

Are You or a Loved One Struggling with Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Simultaneously? Do you struggle with the combined difficulties of substance use disorder and mental illness? Does someone close to you suffer from a mental health disorder, while also dealing with serious drug or alcohol abuse? In either case, it is important that […]

Getting Cross-Faded: The Interplay of Drugs and Its Impact on Health

Cross Faded | Turning Point of Tampa

Abusing controlled substances like marijuana and alcohol are already concerning habits that can greatly affect someone’s life. However, some individuals are taking it to the next level by drinking alcohol and consuming marijuana and other drugs at the same time seeking the ultimate euphoria. This practice is called getting cross-faded. The term “cross-faded” has gained […]

Delta 8 THC: All We Know About the “Diet Weed”

Delta 8 Chemical Structure | Turning Point of Tampa

We’ve all heard about delta 9 THC, the main psychoactive compound, naturally found in the cannabis plant. In some states, it’s illegal at a federal level but legal for recreational and medical use. The battle with delta 9 THC has been raging for years, and those on either side of the debate are firm about […]

Xanax Bars: What Are They and Everything You Need To Know

Xanax Bars | Turning Point of Tampa

The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that over 40 million adults nationwide experience anxiety symptoms. As a widespread condition, anxiety is relatively treatable, and various techniques are employed to help patients manage their symptoms. One of the most common pharmaceutical interventions for anxiety disorders is alprazolam. Alprazolam is a type of benzodiazepine […]

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar Disorder | Turning Point of Tampa

Many people who struggle with addiction also deal with other mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. Previously referred to as “manic depression,” this condition is characterized by extreme highs and lows in emotional stability. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), anywhere from 21.7% to 59.0% of those who have bipolar […]

Medical Insurance Verification Process

Verify Insurance Benefits | Turning Point of Tampa

Turning Point of Tampa is committed to providing detox, residential, day/partial and intensive outpatient treatment.  Turning Point of Tampa accepts most major insurance carriers as well as self-payment.  We do not accept Medicaid, Medicare. As a courtesy to all our patients at Turning Point of Tampa, the insurance verification process is done at no charge. […]

What Is An Eating Disorder?

What is an Eating Disorder? | Turning Point of Tampa

Mental health is becoming less stigmatized and more widely discussed every day. As more people open up about their mental health, others recognize shared symptoms and seek out treatment. Does this mean more people are suffering? Or that more people are recognizing issues that would have been overlooked in years past? It is difficult to […]

Alternative Treatments for Depression

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The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that approximately 17.3 million adults in the U.S. aged 18 and over had experienced one or more major depressive episodes in the previous year. It is thought that depression impacts the mental health of approximately 10 to 15 percent of the population of the […]

Uncovering the Truth About Fentanyl Use: The Dangers and Risks

Fentanyl Use | Turning Point of Tampa

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that has seen an alarming rise in usage. As more and more people use this prescription drug for pain relief or recreational purposes, it’s essential to understand the potential risks and dangers associated with taking this medication. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look into what exactly […]

What is the Baker Act Meaning?

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The Baker Act is a law in Florida that was created in 1972 to establish legal procedures for the involuntary examination and treatment of individuals with mental illness. This law was put in place to prevent the indiscriminate admission of individuals to mental health institutions and to ensure that people are only admitted to such […]

What Is M367?

M367 | Turning Point Of Tampa

There are many types of medication used to treat pain in the body, with some more powerful and more effective than others. Along with this potency is the potential for abuse, which is why many types of pain-relief drugs are strictly controlled by organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement […]

Managing Depression and Anxiety

Managing Depression and Anxiety | Turning Point of Tampa

Each year, up to 20 percent of the population in the U.S., or more than 115 million people, present to their doctor with symptoms of anxiety disorder, depression, or both. Approximately 45 percent of these (52 million people), also suffer from an additional mental illness or substance use disorder (SUD). While anxiety and depression often […]

Detox From Drugs: A Roadmap to Recovery

Detox from Drugs | Turning Point of Tampa

It can feel overwhelming if you’re struggling with substance abuse and considering addiction treatment. But know that you are not alone. Addiction is a complex issue; many people have succeeded in their recovery journey by taking the first step to detoxify their bodies and mind in a medical detox center.  That’s why we’ve created this […]

Narcan: Everything You Need to Know

Opioid Overdose | Turning Point of Tampa

Narcan is generic Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication used to rapidly reverse overdoses. Naloxone is sold under several generic names, including: The generic brands of naloxone intranasal spray include: Narcan is available as an intranasal spray and injectable solution. Narcan blocks the effects of opioids, hence Narcan is an opioid antagonist. Read on to learn […]

Xylazine: Everything You Need To Know

Senator Schumer Urges DEA to Crack Down on Dangerous Drug Xylazine | Truning Point of Tampa

As you may have recently seen in the news, xylazine is a dangerous drug that people are increasingly mixing with fentanyl. This widespread trend is making the illicit drug supply even more dangerous than it already is. It’s important to understand that xylazine can badly affect a person and their loved ones.  In this blog […]

The Right Way To Detox From Alcohol

Detox From Alcohol | Turning Point Of Tampa

Alcohol detox is the first stage toward recovery from alcohol abuse and addiction, and it is a necessary step that must be taken with caution and due diligence. People who drink heavily and then decide to quit or stop drinking, can experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. These range from mild symptoms to more serious symptoms, depending […]

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 […]