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Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse Treatment

Alcoholism is a disease that currently affects around 16 million people in the United States. Every year in the US, this disease takes the lives of an estimated 88,000 individuals, and these numbers continue to increase.

How to Tell If Someone May Be Struggling with Alcohol Abuse

Individuals suffering from alcoholism are often in denial or refuse to face their disease. It is important to ask the right questions to assess whether an individual may or may not have an alcohol abuse problem. It can sometimes be hard to discern the symptoms of alcoholism, but the medical community has created a list of diagnostic questions to help an individual find the answer.

  • Have you had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer, than you intended?
  • More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn't?
  • A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain alcohol, use alcohol, or recover from its effects?
  • Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over other aftereffects?
  • Found that drinking, or being sick from drinking, often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems?
  • Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
  • Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink?
  • More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)?
  • Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
  • Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
  • Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, restlessness, nausea, sweating, a racing heart, or a seizure? Or sensed things that were not there?

Our Approach to Treatment

If you or someone you love is struggling with an alcohol addiction, you are not alone. Turning Point of Tampa is here to help. Utilizing the 12-Step model for addiction treatment, we have helped thousands of clients over the past three decades. As one of the few residentially-certified treatment centers in Florida, we are proud to offer our clients the ability to stay in a safe, sober environment while in treatment.

Healing Together

We emphasize community at Turning Point, which is why we utilize a combination of individual and group therapy sessions. Highly structured, our programs are conducted in a safe, supportive environment and place an emphasis on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the whole person. Our goal is for our clients to leave treatment with the tools they need to stay sober.

If you feel that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol, please call us at (813) 882-3003 or email us at

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