Alcohol Abuse Alsip IL

Alcohol abuse may start innocently enough. Letting off steam on the weekends, sporting events where you tie on a few too many, grabbing a buddy to hit the bar scene after a break-up. No one intentionally sets out to engage in alcohol abuse or set the stage for alcoholism, but all too often that’s exactly what happens.

A Safe Haven
(708) 389-6450
12535 South Central Street
Alsip, IL
Hotline
(312) 372-6707
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Residential beds for clients' children

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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
(773) 881-1900x11
3220 West 115th Street
Chicago, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Palos Community Hospital
(708) 923-4000x5775
12251 South 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
Hotline
(708) 361-8255
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults

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Associates In Alcohol and
(708) 233-0161
8938 South Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Radius Foundation Inc
(708) 424-3085
10522 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women

Data Provided by:
Prevention Classes Inc
(773) 239-2830
10435 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
New Visions Counseling Services Inc
(630) 493-1100
7808 West College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Guildhaus Halfway House
(708) 385-3228
2413 West Canal Street
Blue Island, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

Data Provided by:
Crossmont and Associates Inc
(708) 229-0700
10522 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Russian, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Advocate Christ Medical Center
(708) 684-1337
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse may start innocently enough. Letting off steam on the weekends, sporting events where you tie on a few too many, grabbing a buddy to hit the bar scene after a break-up. No one intentionally sets out to engage in alcohol abuse or set the stage for alcoholism, but all too often that’s exactly what happens.

There’s a lot of misconceptions swirling around about the notion of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. While alcohol abuse is often a precursor to alcoholism, this is not always the case. Someone can abuse alcohol and not be an alcoholic. The difference lies in the genetic make-up of each individual. People predisposed to alcoholism have a genetic predisposition that results in processing alcohol differently than others. This makes it difficult for them to stop drinking once they start. This phenomenon is known as craving. Craving for alcohol occurs on a mental and physical level, and can be so intense in alcoholics that everything else goes out the window. Work, school, relationships, responsibilities - all have been known to fall by the wayside in order to satisfy the craving for alcohol.

This is a considerable difference from someone who may begin drinking heavily after the loss of a loved one. Major life trauma or transitions can lead an individual to abuse alcohol in order to cope with grief and stress. While this is not the healthiest behavior, neither does it mean someone is an alcoholic. The best indicator is life management. If someone drin...

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