Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Conover NC

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.

Doris Lasley and Associates
(828) 465-1007
116 North College Avenue
Newton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Steps to Success
(828) 291-2115
415 7th Avenue SW
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Phoenix Hickory
(828) 326-9141
1146 Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Recovery Dynamics
(704) 735-3507
326 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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America''s Addiction Treatment Inc
(704) 806-0394
2046 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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McLeod Addictive Disease Center
(828) 464-1172
1206 Fairgrove Church Road
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Family Net of Catawba County
(828) 695-6500
1985 Tate Boulevard
Hickory, NC
Hotline
(282) 320-8956
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Clay Wilson and Associates
(828) 327-6026
1109 2nd Avenue SW
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Surrender House of Lincolnton
(704) 748-9906
322 East McBee Street
Lincolnton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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McLeod Addictive Disease Center
(704) 871-2992
636 Signal Hill Drive Extension
Statesville, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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