Alcohol Abuse Laurel MD

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.

Reality Inc
(301) 490-5551
419 Main Street
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Counseling Services Inc
(301) 725-5616
150 Washington Boulevard
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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New Horizons Health Services Inc
(301) 421-1886
15216 Dino Drive
Burtonsville, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center
(301) 677-8538
2481 Llewellyn Avenue
Fort George G Meade, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Addiction Recovery Services
(443) 812-2758
8950 State Route 108
Columbia, MD
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

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We Care Health Services Inc
(301) 490-7995
8730 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Act II Counseling Services Inc
(301) 498-5766
413 Main Street
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Howard County Health Department
(410) 313-6202
7178 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hannahs Aftercare and Rehab Center
(301) 384-1615
1201 Millgrove Road
Silver Spring, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Recovery Network
(301) 345-1919
6201 Greenbelt Road
College Park, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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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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