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Alcohol Abuse Cave Creek AZ

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.

Banner Thunderbird Behavioral Health
(602) 865-5555
5555 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ
Hotline
(602) 254-4357
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Mountain Valley and Associates Inc
(602) 870-0972
2432 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Desert Canyon Treatment Center
(888) 811-8371
105 Navajo Drive
Sedona, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Community Medical Services LLC
(928) 714-0010
2559 East 7th Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Intensive Treatment Systems LLC
(623) 247-1234
7102 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Thunderbird Treatment Center
(602) 938-2301
13820 North 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Community Medical Services Inc
(602) 248-8886
2255 West Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Catholic Social Serivce
(480) 964-8771
430 North Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Southeastern AZ
(928) 428-4550
1615 South 1st Street
Safford, AZ
Hotline
(800) 586-9161
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Reflections Family Services Inc
(520) 795-0981
2530 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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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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