September is National Recovery Month, dedicated to raising awareness on how treatment can change the lives of those affected by addiction, eating disorders, and other mental health challenges and to honor those in recovery.
At Turning Point of Tampa, we strive every day to make recovery a reality for our clients. In recognition of National Recovery Month, we’ve decided that September is the perfect time to launch our new podcast, The Point is Recovery.
Episodes will air bi-weekly on Wednesdays, beginning September 2nd, and will feature a variety of guests. We’ll hear from individuals sharing personal recovery stories, professionals in the behavioral health field, family members who have been affected by addiction, interviews with medical professionals, and more.
Turning Point of Tampa
A licensed residential treatment center since 1987, Turning Point of Tampa is a recognized leader in the treatment of Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis. In 1989 we developed our nationally-recognized Eating Disorders/Food Addiction Program for clients with Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, and Anorexia Nervosa.
Many of our staff members are in recovery themselves and are alumni of Turning Point of Tampa. They not only offer a wealth of resources and credentials but also serve as a beacon of hope to our clients. The Professional Relations team members Ashley Neal, Public Relations and Media Strategist, and Chris Nasuti, Business Development Representative, will co-host the Podcast. Behind the scenes will be Joan Browne, Director of Professional Relations and podcast producer, Beverly Womack, Professional Relations and Production Assistant, and Jeremiah Fowler, Sound Designer.
All of us at Turning Point of Tampa are dedicated to working to deepen the understanding of addiction and mental health conditions and to spread the word that recovery is achievable.
Statistics find that only about 10 percent of people in the U.S. receive the treatment they need for substance use disorder. Addiction is particularly challenging to overcome alone, yet the stigma associated with substance abuse prevents many from seeking help. With opioid and other drug use at epidemic proportions, there is a critical need to overcome stigma through education and to provide a better understanding of treatment options. We hope our podcast will help further those goals.
In addition to The Point is Recovery, anyone in active recovery or just getting started in their journey can benefit from the many resources available online to learn more. These include additional recovery podcasts, YouTube videos, and educational content on sites like DrugAbuse.gov and the National Eating Disorders Association. We encourage you to seek out content from a variety of different organizations to get a well-rounded view of recovery!
We invite you to subscribe to our new podcast, The Point is Recovery, and join with all of us at Turning Point of Tampa as we say, “Let’s make recovery the epidemic.”