Alcohol Abuse East Chicago IN

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.

Tri City Comprehensive MH Center Inc
(219) 398-7050
3903 Indianapolis Boulevard
East Chicago, IN
Hotline
(219) 392-6001
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Fresh Start Counseling Services
(219) 933-7990
7108 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Great Heights Family Medicina Ltd
(708) 862-8156
1473 Ring Road
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
Spanish, Yoruba

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Addiction Counseling Services
(708) 418-3344
3346 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Midwest Treatment Center
(708) 889-9742
17821 Chappel Avenue
Lansing, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Polish, Spanish

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Addiction and Family Care Inc
(219) 844-7152
3440 169th Street
Hammond, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Gutierrez and Associates
(312) 222-1075
1600 Torrence Avenue
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Calumet Counseling and DUI Services
(708) 862-4054
1609 Sibley Boulevard
Calumet City, IL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Edgewater System for
(219) 885-4264x4235
1110 West 5th Avenue
Gary, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Integrative Counseling Services
(219) 922-0735
3037 45th Street
Highland, IN
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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