Alcohol Dependency Sun Prairie WI

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.

Madison Health Services
(608) 242-0220
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Tellurian UCAN Inc
(608) 222-7311x110
300 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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ARC Community Services Inc
(608) 283-6430
202 North Patterson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients

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New Start Program Meriter Hospital
(608) 417-8144
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rebos Chris Farley House
(608) 255-5922
810 West Olin Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 249-2600
3602 Memorial Drive
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 251-8881
425 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mental Health Center of Dane County
(608) 280-2520
625 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hindi, Hmong, Spanish

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Meriter New Start
(608) 267-6000x5339
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Connections Counseling
(608) 221-1500x11
1334 Applegate Road
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, 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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