Alcohol Dependency Sumner WA

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.

Exodus Counseling and Treatment Servs
(253) 891-2662
918 Alder Avenue
Sumner, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Prosperity Counseling and
(253) 863-9667
1723 Bonney Avenue
Sumner, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alcohol Drug Services of WA
(253) 848-6887
10312 120th Street East
Puyallup, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers Inc
(253) 840-8687
405 West Stewart Avenue
Puyallup, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Prosperity Wellness Center
(253) 863-9667
5001 112th Street East
Tacoma, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Center East
(253) 863-0682
1110 Fryar Avenue
Sumner, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Sound Counseling Inc
(253) 841-8165
719 East Main Avenue
Puyallup, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Pacific Rim Counseling Inc
(253) 841-4284
319 South Meridian Street
Puyallup, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Social Treatment Opportunity Programs
(253) 770-4720
12812 101st Avenue Court East
Puyallup, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Western Washington Alcohol and Drug
(253) 536-5549
4210 Auburn Way North
Auburn, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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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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