Alcohol Dependency Decatur AL

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.

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
Hotline
(256) 355-6091
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Family Life Center
(256) 997-9356
300 Gault Avenue South
Fort Payne, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Cheaha Regional Mental Health/Caradale
(256) 249-2395
1721 Old Birmingham Highway
Sylacauga, AL
Hotline
(256) 245-2201
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Gulf Coast Treatment Center
(251) 865-0123
12271 Interchange Road
Grand Bay, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Indian Rivers Mental Health Center
(205) 926-4681
2439 Main Street
Brent, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
Hotline
(800) 879-7272
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Bradford Health Services
(334) 749-3445
2210 Gateway Drive
Opelika, AL
Hotline
(334) 749-3445
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center
(205) 302-9000x9017
1100 7th Avenue
Jasper, AL
Hotline
(800) 489-3971
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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Huntsville Metro Treatment Center
(256) 881-1311
2227 Drake Avenue
Huntsville, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Bridge Inc
(256) 845-7767
100 7th Street NE
Fort Payne, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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