Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Cockeysville MD

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.

Baltimore Co Bureau of Substance Abuse
(410) 887-7671
10151 York Road
Cockeysville, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Glass Mental Health Foundation Inc
(410) 561-9591
2 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD
Hotline
(410) 225-5452
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Aware
(410) 825-7077
7801 York Road
Towson, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Kolmac Clinic
(410) 296-9747
6525 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Center for Mental Health LLC
(410) 321-9311
222 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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First Step
(410) 628-6120
10400 Ridgland Road
Cockeysville, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Glass Substance Abuse Programs Inc
(410) 561-9591
2 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD
Hotline
(410) 225-5452
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Men

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Towson Addictions Center
(410) 337-8193
22 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Ralph D Raphael PhD PA
(410) 825-0042
21 West Road
Baltimore, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Right Turn of Maryland
(410) 581-4900x102
10205 Jansen Lane
Owings Mills, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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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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