Alcohol Dependency Ft Mitchell KY

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.

Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
(859) 301-5900
200 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Commonwealth Substance Abuse
(859) 371-4455
808 Scott Street
Covington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Prospect House
(513) 921-1613
682 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Men

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Boyd Modlin and Associates
(859) 525-1487
2 Dortha Avenue
Florence, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Shaffer House
(513) 921-1613
583 Grand Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Transitions Inc
(859) 491-2090
1629 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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North Key Community Care
(859) 431-2225
513 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY
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, Spanish

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North Key Community Care
(859) 431-4450
10th and Monmouth Streets
Newport, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Transitions Inc
(859) 291-3660
601 York Street
Newport, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients

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Saint Luke
(859) 212-5384
7380 Turfway Road
Florence, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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