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How Does Addiction Affect the Brain?

Out of all of our body’s organs, the brain is the most complex and the most active. Without the elasticity and adaptability of our powerful brains, we would not be who we are today. Unfortunately, addiction poses a real threat to the proper functioning of the brain. Here are three ways our brains are affected […]

Getting to Know the Staff at Turning Point Of Tampa: Hans Lutz, Program Director

Hans is an interesting individual because of his time working in the field of addiction and experience working his own 12-Step program. You can catch Hans riding a sweet Harley-Davidson MC into work every day. He considers it an honor and a privilege to help others with their addiction struggles; and has, indeed, carved out […]

Psychological vs. Physical Addiction

In the first part of our series on addiction, we broke down what the definition of addiction really means. The two types of addiction, psychological and physical, carry very different symptoms and effects. Read on to learn about what makes psychological addiction and physical addiction different from one another. Psychological Addictions A psychological addiction stems […]

The Definition of Addiction

The topic of addiction is one that is often misunderstood not only by the general public, but by the addicted person, their family, and even some medical and psychological professionals. Read on to learn what defines an addiction, and ways to find help. Short Definition of Addiction Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain […]