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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 […]


Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Adverse Effects And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease For Acute Pain | Turning Point of Tampa

What is Meperidine? Meperidine belongs to a drug class called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). It is used to relieve moderate and severe pain and as an adjunct to anesthesia. Is Meperidine the same as Demerol? Yes. Meperidine in the injectable form is known as Demerol. Meperidine may be used as a component of balanced anesthesia, […]

Codeine and Weed

Codeine and Weed | Turning Point of Tampa

Codeine and weed are two drugs that are often used together. Codeine is an opioid painkiller that is prescribed for moderate pain and severe pain relief. Cancer patients and multiple sclerosis patients given codeine prescribed for chronic pain. Codeine Can Be Addictive Codeine can be addictive and lead to tolerance, which means you need more […]


Emergency Medical Help | Turning Point of Tampa

What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid. Most often this habit-forming pain reliever is prescribed as a painkiller. Although physical dependence and liver damage are associated with this drug, it is still prescribed to address pain. Hydrocodone also known by the brand Vicodin® is often used for short-term pain. Substance abuse and physical dependence […]

ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake)

Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Does Not Meet Oral Nutritional Supplements | Turning Point of Tampa

What is ARFID? ARFID is a new diagnosis which is still not well understood. It is characterized by the avoidance of food, and it has been linked to anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. The avoidance of food may be triggered by a number of things including social anxiety or fear of vomiting in […]

PTSD Symptoms

PTSD Symptoms | Turning Point of Tampa

Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Life is not easy for any of us, but there are some life events that cause persistent mental health problems for the people that experience them. Experiences of actual or threatened death, sexual violation, or a natural disaster can incur lasting psychic wounds that harm people for long periods after […]

PTSD Awareness

PTSD Awareness | Turning Point of Tampa

As you may have discerned from the title of this article, June is PTSD awareness month. Awareness month and awareness day are meant to raise understanding of post traumatic stress disorder, not only for those veterans and civilians who experience PTSD from trauma, but also for the many people who may live and work, or […]

Fentanyl and Alcohol

Fentanyl And Alcohol Dangers | Turning Point of Tampa

Dying to Get High This article is meant to be informative for anyone using, or considering using, substances such as fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, or morphine. These illicit drugs are highly addictive and more than ever before carry an increased risk of death by overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were over 100.000 […]

PTSD Awareness Month 2022

PTSD Awareness Month | Turning Point of Tampa

PTSD Awareness Month is an opportunity for raising awareness and to educate the public about the risks of PTSD and the resources available to those who have experienced trauma. Every June is PTSD Awareness Month and includes events, observances, and other activities that raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and educate people about how […]

Sober Memorial Day

Sober Memorial Day Over The Memorial Day Weekend | Turning Point of Tampa

What is Memorial Day? First observed May 30, 1868, to recognize and commemorate Civil War soldiers and their sacrifices – what we know as Memorial Day was once called Decoration Day. Memorial Day is a day of honor and to remember those who have died in service to the United States. Memorial Day Weekend 2022 […]