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What to Look for in a Drug Rehab Center

What to Look for in a Drug Rehab Center | Turning Point of Tampa

If you, or a loved one, are struggling with alcoholism, drug abuse or an eating disorder, and need help to untangle the mess that life has become, drug and alcohol rehab centers can offer a way out. If this is the case for you, it is very important to do some research first, because the […]

Celebrating the 34th Anniversary of Turning Point of Tampa

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As we celebrate our 34th anniversary, all of us at Turning Point of Tampa proudly continue our mission to provide high-quality, 12-step based recovery programs that are affordable and effective for the treatment of addiction, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis. It is humbling to reflect on the thousands of people who have entrusted us to […]

Turning Point of Tampa earns ASAM Level 3.5 Certification

CARF International and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announced in June 2020 the ASAM Level of Care Certification nationwide. This certification addresses the addiction crisis by establishing processes for validation of treatment program capabilities, building industry transparency and increasing patient confidence in treatment services. Increasing patient access to evidence-based addiction treatment is critical […]

An Introduction to Behavioral Health Professionals

Behavioral health professionals specialize in treating the emotional, behavioral, and biological aspects of a person’s physical and mental well-being. These professionals include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and other counselors and clinicians. Behavioral health issues may include substance use or eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity […]

How Do You Get the Treatment You Need?

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Whether you have a substance use disorder, a mental health condition, or an eating disorder, finding the most qualified treatment center to address your specific needs is key to a successful outcome. Knowing what questions to ask makes it more likely you will find the best treatment options for your situation. While most treatment facilities […]

Psychodynamic Therapy and Psychodrama for Addiction Recovery

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Our past experiences exert a powerful, often unconscious, influence on our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. In fact, psychoanalysts like Freud believed that the unconscious mind is the primary source of human behavior. Because addiction is strongly influenced by our unconscious beliefs, approaches that seek to reveal the unconscious mind, like psychodynamic therapy and psychodrama, […]

Working in Substance Use Disorder Treatment During COVID-19

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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) warns the current COVID-19 crisis presents special challenges for those with a substance use disorder (SUD). Increased anxiety coupled with social isolation increases risks for relapse. For treatment providers, maintaining both inpatient and outpatient treatment services, as well as support services, is critical for their clients and communities. […]

Understanding Intensive Outpatient Treatment

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Serving as an alternative or follow-up treatment program to inpatient residential services, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) treat substance use disorders, eating disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. IOPs allow clients to live at home during recovery; and provide a more highly structured program than standard outpatient programs, which have minimum attendance requirements. This allows patients to […]