We provide quality low cost and effective residential, day, intensive outpatient and aftercare services for addiction, eating disorders and dual diagnosis. Individually tailored, our treatment programs focus on relapse prevention and the development of life skill changes that are necessary for a healthy and responsible lifestyle.
When I got to Turning Point I was desperate and seeking insight into a poisonous situation. I was standing at the edge of despair and hopelessness, against a set of circumstances I had no idea how to cope with. I was progressively getting worse. Everyday my obsession with drinking was getting worse, never better. I was completely dishonest with myself and others. I was up against a solid wall of pain with darkness was closing in. Turning Point put me back on solid ground, brought me back into the sunlight and gave me a mental tool box to open up and use daily. What else can I say? We end up in joy, that is, as long as we put forth the effort and time and walk into the sunlight. -Ron B.
"Addiction is such a difficult disease to treat, yet I can't imagine anyone being more committed to making a difference than the team at Turning Point of Tampa. Everyone we met was great, from admissions to the business office, residential and outpatient counselors, nursing and the family group leaders. This is about as skilled and caring a group of people as you’ll ever find in this area. I hope addiction never touches you or your family, but if it does, we recommend Turning Point of Tampa. "
"Turning Point of Tampa has truly been a place for dramatic life changes in me. It has been only through this program that I was able to admit my disease. Without it, I would have certainly continued toward a path of grave destruction."
"Turning Point has truly been just as the name says… my 'turning point'. After many years of addiction and chaos, through the program at Turning Point and efforts and support of the entire staff, I leave here with the tools to live a happy, meaningful life. Thank you to everyone here for saving my life."
“I was dying when I got here and you brought me back to life. I was greeted with smiles and hugs and this felt good. I worked hard and did what you told me, trusting the staff and the process. You are all in my heart. I am going to the next step of recovery. Turning Point was my home.”
"Thank you for all your help and support. I initially came here in total denial but Turning Point opened my eyes and led me on my road to recovery. I will forever remain indebted to this program and its staff."
"We were saddened and shocked after our daughter who had ten good years of sobriety again succumbed to alcohol abuse. Our anxieties and worries had long faded away and our family was intact. Thankfully, our daughter recognized that she needed professional help. After researching addiction treatment centers, Turning Point of Tampa kept coming up as best in class. We are happy we chose them because not only have they helped our daughter find recovery, but it has made a tremendous change in our entire family. Out daughter might not be here today and our marriage would be finished. Through the weekly follow up Family meetings that are offered we have learned that the disease affects the whole family. We have also learned that by staying out of the way of the addict as well as taking care of ourselves, we have made improvements in our lives."
"My loved one's treatment was successful because Turning Point of Tampa helped him get to the emotional and psychological issues causing his dependency issues. It also was instrumental in my own recovery by means of the weekly Family Support Group."
I recently spoke with Amy who is the spouse of an alcoholic physician that sought treatment for his alcoholism at Turning Point. I wanted to get the lowdown on her experience in recovering from an alcoholic spouse. It was a very educational experience! As a recovering drinker myself, I learned what dealing with us drinkers in our active addiction is like, from the other person’s perspective.
It’s not pretty.
Currently, Amy is a responsible member of the community she lives in and is very comfortable with who she is today, but it wasn’t always like that.
Before she and her husband sought help, her life consisted of reacting to her husband’s disease, period. That was it. The alcoholic acts, the co-dependent reacts.
She was in constant fear that he would get a DUI with the kids in the car, or that he would lose his livelihood if he injured or killed a patient, or any other number of things that people living with active addiction worry about.
Her husband, however, convinced her that treatment was not an option for him, that if it were found out that he had a drinking problem, he would lose his career.
After a DUI arrest with a minor accident, he had a breathalyzer installed on his car, and the results went to a monitoring company 5 times per day. Turns out he was a home drinker, though, AND Amy was unable to tell when he was drunk. Because of that, the monitor on the car was ineffective and his drinking progressed.
After another close call, Amy had had enough. She told him that if she had to call DCF, he would not see his kids again. With that, he accepted defeat and the treatment option at Turning Point.
Getting help in Family Group was a kind of spiritual awakening for Amy, relieved that she could finally confide what she and her kids had been through to other people that really understood. For Amy, in Family Group there was support and understanding and….healing.
She says she was actually as sick as he was, just not drunk. It took her a long time to get there and has taken a while to get out. Their divorce was sealed during his drinking career, but Amy has grown through this process; she still cares about him, her recovery and the people in her life.
For more information, Amy also pointed me to the book How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics.
Additionally, Amy says that the principles she has learned through her experience at Turning Point help her in her everyday life, dealing with her employees, her kids and ex-husband (currently sober with no relapses for three years now).
Our goal is always to provide a safe environment and a solid foundation in 12-Step recovery, in tandem with quality individual therapy and groups. We have been doing Licensed Residential, Day/PHP, and Intensive Outpatient treatment in Tampa since 1987. If you need help or know someone who does, please contact our admissions department at 813-882-3003, 800-397-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.