Alcohol Abuse Yorktown VA

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.

Rock Landing Psychological Group
(757) 873-1736
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Bacon Street Inc
(757) 253-0111
247 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Dist 19 MH/MR Subst Abuse Services
(757) 294-0037
474 Colonial Trail West
Surry, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Hampton Roads Clinic
(757) 240-5223
2712 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA
Hotline
(757) 380-9024
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Williamsburg Place
(757) 565-0106
5477 Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men

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Riverside Behavioral Health Center
(757) 827-1001
2244 Executive Drive
Hampton, VA
Hotline
(757) 827-1001
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Colonial Services Board
(757) 220-3200
1657 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Hampton Veterans Affairs
(757) 722-9961x3607
100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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WTCSB Smithfield Center
(757) 357-7458
1801 South Church Street
Smithfield, VA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Middle Peninsula Northern Neck
(804) 693-5057
9228 George Washington Mem Highway
Gloucester, VA
Hotline
(804) 693-2673
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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