Turning Point of Tampa offers a nationally recognized Food Addiction Treatment Program that helps treat individuals who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Turning Point of Tampa uses a 12-Step philosophy, group therapy, individual therapy and nutrition education. Most importantly, the primary goals of the program include abstinence from mood-altering substances and foods which trigger cravings, as well as the elimination of self-defeating behaviors.
What Is an Eating Disorder?
An eating disorder is a multi-dimensional condition that is related to unhealthy eating behaviors that can take a toll on your physical and mental health. The incidence of eating disorders and food addiction is continuously on the rise in the U.S. as our culture puts more focus on an individual’s weight and diets. Our goal at Turning Point of Tampa is to treat men and women (ages 18 and older) by giving them the tools they need to have a healthy relationship with food and body image.
Food Addiction Treatment at Turning Point of Tampa is based on a 12-Step approach, utilizing group and individual therapy in a supportive, safe environment to help identify our clients’ emotional and behavioral issues. Our team of knowledgeable and credentialed staff members use group therapy to help address body image, beliefs about food, and underlying problems that contribute to a client’s ability to recover and maintain abstinence.
In addition to group therapy, we know that our clients need individualized treatment plans that are specific to their food addiction issues. The focus of Turning Point of Tampa’s food plan is to provide a nutritionally balanced, low sugar, high fiber, caffeine-free food plan that also identifies and eliminates each client’s individual trigger foods, as needed. We provide a safe food environment where meals are planned ahead, prepared by the client, and weighed and measured. Meals are eaten together and monitored by staff for added support. At Turning Point of Tampa, clients live with and manage their food, which strengthens the development of daily behaviors and life skills needed to maintain recovery.
Eating disorders and food addiction are progressive, addictive, dangerous and potentially fatal. If you are showing symptoms of an eating disorder, it is very important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Feeling unsure about what the warning signs are? Fill out our questionnaire to help you identify a food-related addiction.
Trust Turning Point of Tampa to help you get on the path to recovery. If you or a loved one see the signs of an eating disorder, contact us here for more information.