Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ashland KY

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
(606) 836-3148
Saint Christopher Drive
Ashland, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Ironton/Lawrence County
(740) 532-7855
1518 South 3rd Street
Ironton, OH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(304) 429-6741x2722
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Word House Inc
(304) 523-9673
401 10th Street Suite 320
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Riverpark Hospital
(304) 526-9111x100
1230 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Pathways Inc
(606) 324-1141
201 22nd Street
Ashland, KY
Hotline
(606) 324-1141
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Prestera Center for MH Services Inc
(304) 697-1790x2532
1420 Washington Avenue
Huntington, WV
Hotline
(304) 525-7851
Services Provided
Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Pathways Inc
(606) 473-7333
57 Dora Lane
Greenup, KY
Hotline
(606) 324-1141
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Laurelwood
(304) 525-5250
432 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Halfway house
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Huntington Treatment
(304) 525-5691
135 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Hotline
(304) 634-6897
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

Generally a person’s appearance and their surroundings are indicative o...

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