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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 […]

Definition of Addiction

Drug Addiction | Turning Point of Tampa

Addiction is not something one should take lightly.  The definition of addiction can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and can involve anything from gambling and drug abuse to alcohol abuse or substance abuse. Everyone’s journey is different and very personal. It doesn’t matter how a person suffers from addiction, what […]

Oxycodone Addiction: What You Need To Know

Oxycodone | Turning Point of Tampa

Oxycodone is a prescription opioid drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is considered an addictive drug and can be habit-forming. When abused, oxycodone can lead to addiction and other serious health problems. This article will discuss what it is, the dangers of oxycodone addiction, and how to get help if you or […]

DSM-5 FAQ – American Psychiatric Association

DSM-V | Turning Point of Tampa

Introducing The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders You may have heard mental health professionals or other people involved in medicine or mental health casually referring to “The DSM” or “The DSM-5.” What they are referring to is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and if they are saying “the DSM-5,” specifically […]

Alcoholism and Anxiety

Alcoholism And Anxiety | Turning Point of Tampa

In today’s fast-paced and busy world, anxiety disorders are common. Everyone has a unique life and faces various challenges and situations which can lead to anxiety symptoms. Anxiety disorders are characterized by sensations of worry, dread, and unease, and anxiety symptoms can be typical stress responses. This occurs when we feel too much pressure or […]

What Is Anorexia?

What is Anorexia? | Turning Point of Tampa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an excessive fear of gaining weight. People with anorexia often have an unrealistic body image and see themselves as overweight, even if they are dangerously thin. As a result, they restrict their food intake and engage in extreme weight-loss measures such as excessive exercise or purging. Anorexia […]

Bulimia Nervosa: Symptoms, Treatment, and Risk Factors

Bulimia Nervosa | Turning Point of Tampa

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), young women and men can develop bulimia nervosa at any time. People assigned female are more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria associated with this condition than those who are assigned male. American surveys report that 1.5% of the female population vs 0.5% of the male population […]

Yoga and Meditation: Benefits and Differences

Yoga Practice | Turning Point of Tampa

The first known record of meditation and yoga meditation as disciplines dates back more than 5000 years. Both yoga and meditation practices originated in northern India; we know this because both yoga and meditation are mentioned in some very old texts which are known as the Rig Veda. It is estimated that today, the physical […]

Fentanyl and Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

Serotonin Toxicity And Severe Serotonin Toxicity | Turning Point of Tampa

Writing about fentanyl and monoamine oxidase inhibitors is a difficult subject, with a lot of very clinical and medically heavy terms. Nevertheless, it is important to explain the potential consequences of using them in combination. Both illicit and pharmaceutical grade fentanyl are considered synthetic opioids and carry a high risk for an adverse fentanyl reaction. […]

Long Term Effects of Weed

Health And Medicine Division And The National Institute On Drug Abuse Research Marijuana Use | Turning Point of Tampa

What is Marijuana (Weed)? Marijuana—also called weed, pot, herb, grass, Mary Jane, bud, ganja and a variety of other slang terms, is a cannabinoid drug that contains chemicals such as THC (delta9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (non-psychoactive cannabidiol). The marijuana plant or ‘cannabis plant’ is made up of dried flowers called Cannabis Sativa or the Cannabis Indica plant that are a greenish-gray […]

Side Effects of Marijuanas Tea

Side Effects Of Marijuanas Tea | Turning Point of Tampa

What is Cannabis Tea or “Marijuana Tea”? Cannabis tea or marijuana tea is a cannabis-infused drink that has a simple process to make. A tea bag is used by seeping marijuana stems wrapped in cloth and then dipping it hot water. Marijuana tea becomes a hot drink that is often used to relieve chronic pain. Cannabis tea […]

Antiemetics Drugs

Treating Nausea And Severe Nausea With Antiemetic Drug | Turning Point Of Tampa

What are Antiemetic Drugs? The term antiemetics is used to refer to drugs that prevent nausea and vomiting or upset stomach. These drugs are also called antiemetic agents, and they work by blocking the signals from the brain that cause nausea and vomiting. A person might use an over the counter or prescription version. Antiemetic […]

Addiction Medicine Doctor Tampa, Florida

Top Docs Winner | 2022 | Turning Point of Tampa

At Turning Point of Tampa our addiction program treats the whole person and focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Tampa Magazines’ 2022 Top Doctors Honoree The team at Turning Point of Tampa is proud to congratulate our Medical Director, Hardeep Singh, MD, for receiving the Top Doctors 2022 honor of from Tampa Magazine. […]

Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD | Turning Point of Tampa

Distinguishing Between PTSD and C-PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Complex post traumatic stress disorder can closely resemble traditional post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a psychological disorder affecting people who experience a traumatic event, especially an event associated with extreme stress, and deal with symptoms that persist months or even years after the event has […]

Fentanyl and Benzodiazepines

Fentanyl and Benzodiazepines | Turning Point of Tampa

Fentanyl and benzodiazepines slow vital signals from the brain such as breathing and heart rate. There is a very high risk of drug overdose when combining opioids and benzodiazepines. Doing your research into these drugs is important. Drug Overdose Death Illegally produced fentanyl entered the illicit market back in 1979 and was immediately seen as […]

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Mental Health Services Administration And Healthcare Professionals | Turning Point of Tampa

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is often misdiagnosed as other conditions such as gastroenteritis or cyclic vomiting syndrome. It is typically seen in people who engage in chronic marijuana use. The symptoms of this disorder may be caused by the effect of cannabis on the brain, stomach, and gut. What Causes Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? Cannabis hyperemesis […]

Co-occurring Disorder

Co-Occurring Disorder | Turning Point of Tampa

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Mental health is never simple. While identifying physical health problems can be as easy as administering a blood test, mental health disorders are more subjective and difficult to accurately diagnose. It may be tempting to label oneself as “depressed” or “OCD” after learning a bit about what constitutes either of these […]