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A Better Understanding by Aaron M. | Recovery Bytes | Turning Point of Tampa

A Better Understanding by Aaron M.

In my active addiction I thought I knew everything. I had all the right answers, I knew what everyone was thinking, I knew how everyone

Finding Purpose by Evelyn T. | Turning Point of Tampa

Finding Purpose by Evelyn T.

Looking back on my drinking days, there are several things that I was missing that kept me where I was. In my self-reliance I was

Attitude of Gratitude by Mark F. | Turning Point of Tampa

Attitude of Gratitude by Mark F.

I’ve worked at Turning Point of Tampa for 16 years as a behavioral health tech. I have spent probably ten or more holidays with our

Life's Balancing Act | Recovery Bites | Turning Point of Tampa

Life’s Balancing Act by Landon L.

Balance is defined as a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. If you would have told me 5 years

Searching for a Connection | Turning Point of Tampa

Searching for a Connection by Dave E

Because I Have 6 siblings, I sometimes hear “it should be easy to connect with others.” Well, that has not been my experience. Despite being

We Do Recover | Turning Point of Tampa

We Do Recover by Rachel L

“If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through.” ~ Alcoholics Anonymous p. 83-84 Thinking

Keep Coming Back by Mark F. | Turning Point of Tampa

Keep Coming Back by Mark F

When I first came into treatment back in 2004, my therapist had me read ACCEPTANCE is the Answer in the Big Book. After reading it

Sarah C | Recovery Bites | Turning Point of Tampa

Changed by the 12 Steps By Sarah C.

I had no idea what to expect when I started my journey into recovery. Before coming to treatment, I’d never attended a 12-step meeting, had

I Get To by Blythe L. | Recovery Bite | Turning Point of Tampa

I Get To by Blythe L.

I grew up close to my grandmother, she had always been my best friend. I knew growing up that she would go to these meetings

My Self-Loathing | Turning Point of Tampa

My Self-Loathing By John B.

October 16, 1984 – I was released from the Psych Ward at Harbor General hospital in Torrance Ca., at the tender age of 34. Thankfully,

Sweet Sixteen by Ashley N. | Turning Point of Tampa

Sweet Sixteen by Ashley N.

Recently, someone who has 18 years in recovery asked me to be their sponsor. I remember saying to a close friend, “It seems weird that

Page 62 | TPOT

Page 62. By Hans L.

One of my favorite lines from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is on page 62 – “Selfishness – self-centeredness! That, we think is the

New Year, Same Sober Me |  by Josh C | Turning Point of Tampa

New Year, Same Sober Me by Josh C.

Read more books. Watch fewer Tik Toks. Eat healthier. With every new calendar comes the same old resolutions. Get back to the gym. Start journaling.

Gratitude | Happy Guy | Turning Point of Tampa

Gratitude by Sean L

Gratitude: The number one quality I must keep in check these days. It’s really very simple. When feeling low or down on yourself, do a

Family Interview with Kathy R | Turning Point of Tampa

Family Interview with Kathy R

What crisis brought you to recovery? We knew our daughter was struggling while away at college, but we weren’t sure what was happening. In May

Mary Ellen Family Interview | Turning Point of Tampa

Family Interview with Mary Ellen K.

What crisis brought you to recovery? When the puzzle pieces of mental health, lost jobs, changes in behavior, housing instability and anger started to fit

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