Tag Archives: substance abuse

Getting to Know the Staff at Turning Point: Beverly Womack, Assessment Therapist, Residential Treatment Program

I sat down with Beverly, between her usual morning appointments and the unscheduled pep talks with the new clients, to find out exactly what an Assessment Therapist does. It wasn’t easy to catch up with her; she is continually adjusting her schedule to accommodate her clients, many of whom need assistance and guidance in their […]

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 […]