Alcohol Dependency Agawam MA

The terms alcoholism and alcohol dependency are often used interchangeably. While both indicate a physical reliance upon alcohol, alcohol dependency is characterized by a dependence upon alcohol that results in physical withdrawal symptoms while alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol characterized by marked behavioral problems due to prolonged and excessive harmful use.

Phoenix House OP Services of Western
(413) 739-2440
15 Mulberry Street
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Child and Family Services of
(413) 737-1426x114
367 Pine Street
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Italian, Portugese, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Baystate Medical Center
(413) 739-4732
59 Saint James Avenue
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Baystate Medical Center
(413) 733-7891
89 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Gandara Center Inc
(413) 736-0395
2155 Main Street
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Phoenix Houses of New England
(413) 733-2178
5 Madison Avenue
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Gandara Center Inc
(413) 781-2234x104
33 Arch Street
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Habit OPCO
(413) 733-3488
2257 Main Street
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Baystate Medical Center
(413) 794-8409
140 High Street
Springfield, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northern Educational Services Inc
(413) 787-2101x124
736 State Street
Springfield, MA
Hotline
(800) 925-0127
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Alcohol Dependency

The terms alcoholism and alcohol dependency are often used interchangeably. While both indicate a physical reliance upon alcohol, alcohol dependency is characterized by a dependence upon alcohol that results in physical withdrawal symptoms while alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol characterized by marked behavioral problems due to prolonged and excessive harmful use.

This may seem like splitting hairs and it’s likely only a trained professional could be able to differentiate between alcohol dependency and alcoholism. While the marked difference is characterized by behavioral and personality patterns, in all likelihood alcohol dependency is merely a precursor to alcoholism. No one can tell when the invisible line will be crossed.

Someone experiencing alcohol dependency can be said to be physically dependent upon alcohol and will suffer withdrawal symptoms when alcohol leaves their system. These symptoms can range from mild to severe, resulting in headache, nausea, tremors, irritability, insomnia and anxiety. A higher level of dependency will result in more severe withdrawal symptoms, such as night sweats, night terrors, hallucinations, delirium tremens (DTs) and seizures.

Its important to not get too caught up in the differences between alcohol dependency and alcoholism. The best judge is not a professional but your own experience. If you are suffering serious consequences from your alcohol use that is jeopardizing your health, relationships, work, school, ...

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