Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Laurel 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.

Act II Counseling Services Inc
(301) 498-5766
413 Main Street
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Counseling Services Inc
(301) 725-5616
150 Washington Boulevard
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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New Horizons Health Services Inc
(301) 421-1886
15216 Dino Drive
Burtonsville, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Howard County Health Department
(410) 313-6202
7178 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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D A Wynne and Associates Inc
(301) 439-6700
10230 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Hotline
(800) 645-8158
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
French, German, Portugese, Spanish

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Reality Inc
(301) 490-5551
419 Main Street
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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We Care Health Services Inc
(301) 490-7995
8730 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center
(301) 677-8538
2481 Llewellyn Avenue
Fort George G Meade, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Addiction Recovery Services
(443) 812-2758
8950 State Route 108
Columbia, MD
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

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Hannahs Aftercare and Rehab Center
(301) 384-1615
1201 Millgrove Road
Silver Spring, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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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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