Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Millsboro DE

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.

Kent Sussex Counseling Services
(302) 854-0172
20728 DuPont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Aquila of Delaware/Georgetown
(302) 856-9746
6 North Railroad Avenue
Georgetown, DE
Hotline
(302) 856-9746
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Corinthian House
(302) 856-7533
219-221 South Race Street
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Kent/Sussex Detoxification Center
(302) 422-8338
Main Street
Ellendale, DE
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Peoples Place Counseling Center
(302) 422-8026
1131 Airport Road
Milford, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 436-5868
33124 Lighthouse Road
Selbyville, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Tau House
(302) 856-4363
11 West Pine Street
Georgetown, DE
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

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Thresholds Inc
(302) 856-1835x21
20505 Dupont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Sinepuxent Substance Abuse Servs Inc
(410) 289-7311
214 16th Street
Ocean City, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Cornerstone Alcohol and Drug
(302) 836-8260
171 Newcastle Avenue
Delaware City, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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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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