Alcohol Dependency Millsboro DE

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.

Kent Sussex Counseling Services
(302) 854-0172
20728 DuPont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Corinthian House
(302) 856-7533
219-221 South Race Street
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Thresholds Inc
(302) 856-1835x21
20505 Dupont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Kent/Sussex Detoxification Center
(302) 422-8338
Main Street
Ellendale, DE
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 436-5868
33124 Lighthouse Road
Selbyville, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Aquila of Delaware/Georgetown
(302) 856-9746
6 North Railroad Avenue
Georgetown, DE
Hotline
(302) 856-9746
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Tau House
(302) 856-4363
11 West Pine Street
Georgetown, DE
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, Women

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ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 436-5868
33124 Lighthouse Road
Selbyville, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Sinepuxent Substance Abuse Servs Inc
(410) 289-7311
214 16th Street
Ocean City, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Thresholds Inc
(302) 856-1835x21
20505 Dupont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, 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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