Alcohol Abuse Ashland KY

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.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
(606) 836-3148
Saint Christopher Drive
Ashland, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Ironton/Lawrence County
(740) 532-7855
1518 South 3rd Street
Ironton, OH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(304) 429-6741x2722
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Laurelwood
(304) 525-5250
432 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Halfway house
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Riverpark Hospital
(304) 526-9111x100
1230 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Pathways Inc
(606) 324-1141
201 22nd Street
Ashland, KY
Hotline
(606) 324-1141
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Prestera Center for MH Services Inc
(304) 697-1790x2532
1420 Washington Avenue
Huntington, WV
Hotline
(304) 525-7851
Services Provided
Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Pathways Inc
(606) 473-7333
57 Dora Lane
Greenup, KY
Hotline
(606) 324-1141
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Huntington Treatment
(304) 525-5691
135 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Hotline
(304) 634-6897
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Word House Inc
(304) 523-9673
401 10th Street Suite 320
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
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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