Alcohol Abuse Waycross GA

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.

Treatment Center of Waycross
(912) 285-2658
1766 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Pathways Center
(706) 845-4054
124 Gordon Commerical Drive
LaGrange, GA
Hotline
(888) 247-9048
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
(770) 267-8302x18
834 Highway 11 South
Monroe, GA
Hotline
(706) 357-9774
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Northside Hospital Substance Abuse Ctr
(404) 851-8960
1140 Hammond Drive
Atlanta, GA
Hotline
(800) 715-4225
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Learning Center Inc
(404) 378-2065
120 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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STAND Inc
(404) 284-9878
3423 Covington Drive
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians

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Toxicology Associates of North Georgia
(770) 612-8264
1700 Cumberland Point Drive SE
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Highland Rivers Community Servs Board
(706) 270-5100x132
900 Shugart Road
Dalton, GA
Hotline
(800) 715-4225
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Step One Recovery Center
(478) 275-6800x2009
600 North Jefferson Street
Dublin, GA
Hotline
(800) 868-5423
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Heritage Foundation
(229) 639-0881
1216 Dawson Road
Albany, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, 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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