Alcohol Dependency Waycross GA

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.

Treatment Center of Waycross
(912) 285-2658
1766 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Henry County Counseling Center
(770) 358-8400
139 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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North Fulton Treatment Center
(770) 754-4674
601 Bombay Lane
Roswell, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women

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Gateway Community Service Board
(912) 368-3502
1113 Oglethorphe Highway
Hinesville, GA
Hotline
(866) 557-9955
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders

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New Opportunities
(229) 225-1380
19459 U.S. Highway 19 North
Thomasville, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
French, German

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River Edge Project Connect
(478) 994-7600
168 Old Brent Road
Forsyth, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Men

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Serenity Farm
(229) 931-2501
696 McMath Mill Road
Americus, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients

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Robert W Dail Memorial
(706) 335-5180
734 Hospital Road
Commerce, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Road to Recovery Inc
(770) 220-2885
3155 Presidential Drive
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Anchor Hospital
(770) 991-6044
5454 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA
Hotline
(678) 251-3200
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians
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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