Tag Archives: substance abuse

Getting to Know the Staff at Turning Point: Danny Van Bomel, Intensive Outpatient Program Therapist

Danny Van Bomel is a tough New Yorker, having worked as a corrections officer at Rikers Island in The Bronx, New York for 2 to 3 years. Also on his list of past jobs, was driving a taxi (sometimes while in a blackout) for a company that dabbled in “waste management”; the same way Tony […]

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 Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Almost 20.5 million Americans suffer from addiction, but only 1 in 10 of these individuals will receive treatment of any kind. As family members, we often hear the phrase, “I don’t have a problem,” when really the signs of addiction are present. Drug addictions can consist of a dependency on any or a mixture of […]

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 […]