Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Grand Forks ND

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.

Drake Counseling
(701) 732-2300
1451 44th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Agassiz Associates, PLLC
(701) 746-6336
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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STEP Program
(701) 837-4989
107 Conklin Avenue
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Glenmore Recovery Center
(218) 773-4994
1424 Central Avenue NE
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Claudia McGrath Counseling
(701) 277-0654
419 38th Street SW
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Northeast Human Service Center
(701) 795-3000
151 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND
Hotline
(800) 845-3731
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, Women

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University of North Dakota
(701) 777-2127
200 McCannel Hall
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Regional Evaluation and Counseling
(701) 746-4944
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Douglas Place Inc
(218) 793-0420
1111 Gateway Drive
East Grand Forks, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Trinity Addiction Services
(701) 857-2480
407 3rd Street SE
Minot, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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