Alcohol Abuse Decatur AL

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.

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
Hotline
(256) 355-6091
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Bradford Health Services
(256) 760-0200
1626 Florence Boulevard
Florence, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 333-0906
1000 Hillcrest Road
Mobile, AL
Hotline
(251) 633-0900
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Baldwin County Mental Health Center
(251) 990-4234
372 South Greeno Road
Fairhope, AL
Hotline
(251) 990-4234
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Bradford Health Services
(256) 832-3092
826 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
Hotline
(800) 879-7272
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 917-3784
401 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Bridge Inc
(256) 546-6324
3232 Lay Springs Road
Gadsden, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Mountain View
(256) 546-9265
3001 Scenic Highway
Gadsden, AL
Hotline
(800) 662-1002
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cahaba Center
(334) 874-2600
912 Jeff Davis Avenue
Selma, AL
Hotline
(334) 875-2109
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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