Alcohol Dependency American Fork UT

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.

Illume Center LLC
(801) 216-4800
6280 West 9600 North
Highland, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
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
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Addiction and Psychological Services
(801) 222-0603
224 North Orem Boulevard
Orem, UT
Hotline
(801) 222-0603
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Provo Canyon School
(801) 227-2100
4501 North University Avenue
Provo, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Hebrew, Hmong, Korean, Navajo, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Gathering Place
(801) 226-2255
251 East 1200 South Street
Orem, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Institute For Cognitive Therapy Inc
(801) 802-8608
560 South State Street
Orem, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Alliance Clinical Services
(801) 763-7775
71 North 490 West
American Fork, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Cirque Lodge
(801) 222-9200
Rural Route 3 Box A-10
Sundance, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Intermountain
(801) 373-0210
1868 North 1120 West Street
Provo, UT
Hotline
(800) 303-9805
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Discovery House UC Inc
(801) 426-6565
714 South State Street
Orem, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
German, Russian, Spanish

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NEFA
(801) 802-0115
382 East 720 South
Orem, UT
Hotline
(801) 802-0115
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, 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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