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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

Finding My Place in the World | Turing Point of Tampa

Finding My Place in the World

by Mindi V. Growing up I always felt like an outsider. If only I was prettier, if my parents had more money, if I had

Deciding on Recovery | Turning Point of Tampa

Deciding on Recovery

by Jaclyn B. I am a mother to a bright, beautiful 4-year-old girl. I wake up with her every morning, I get her dressed for

I Am Not Defined by My Past | Turning Point of Tampa

I Am Not Defined by My Past

When I first came into recovery, I heard people in meetings share about all the “gifts” they received by staying clean and working the steps.

Family Interview with Donna C | Turning Point of Tampa

Family Interview with Donna C

What crisis brought you to recovery? It was a few years of one crisis after another after my son turned 18. He actually went for

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