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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.

Delta Community Action Association
(318) 574-4164
404 East Craig Street
Tallulah, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Claire House
(985) 395-2424
1101 SE Boulevard
Morgan City, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Council on Alcoholism/Drug Abuse of
(318) 222-1289
525 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Grant Addictive Disorders Clinic
(318) 627-3528
211 Main Street
Colfax, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Alternative Outpatient Services
(337) 234-0830
128 Demanade Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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DRD New Orleans Medical Clinic
(504) 524-4701
417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Fairview Treatment Center
(985) 395-6750
1101 SE Boulevard
Morgan City, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Saint Francis Foundation Inc
(337) 233-8114
1610 West University Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Addiction Counseling/Educational Servs
(985) 624-6631
1011 North Causway Boulevard
Mandeville, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Northlake Addictive Disorders Clinic
(985) 871-1380
19404 North 10th Street
Covington, LA
Hotline
(866) 847-2652
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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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