Alcohol Abuse Yakima WA

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.

Dependency Health Servs Yakima Outpt
(509) 248-1200
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(509) 575-4200
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Central Washington Comprehensive MH
(509) 575-4084
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(800) 572-8122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
DeLozier Recovery Services
(509) 469-5515
3907 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Community Resource Group/Yakima
(509) 965-5310
108 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Center for Addictions Recovery
(509) 965-3115
1015 South 40th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Pathways Adult Residental Treatment
(509) 453-4274
307 West Walnut
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

Data Provided by:
Riel House
(509) 575-4810
613 Superior Lane
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

Data Provided by:
Central WA Comprensive Mental Health
(509) 454-2900
505 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(509) 575-4200
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Casa de Esperanza
(509) 453-9387
602 Nob Hill
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Sundown M Ranch
(509) 457-0990
2280 State Route 821
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Sober Recovery