Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ocean Springs MS

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.

Home of Grace
(228) 826-5283
14200 Jericho Road
Vancleave, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Singing River Services
(228) 497-0690
3407 Shamrock Court
Gautier, MS
Hotline
(228) 497-0690
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Live Oaks Treatment Center
(228) 863-0091
15094 County Barn Road
Gulfport, MS
Hotline
(228) 863-1132
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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ALTR of Jackson LLC
(601) 362-3131
500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women

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Alliance Health Center
(601) 483-6211x101
5000 Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Special Care Hospital Management Corp
(228) 436-1600
150 Reynoir Street
Biloxi, MS
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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Stevens Center of Singing River Servs
(228) 769-1280
4905 Telephone Road
Pascagoula, MS
Hotline
(228) 497-0690
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Communicare
(662) 234-7521
152 Highway 7 South
Oxford, MS
Hotline
(662) 234-7521
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, DUI/DWI offenders

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Center for Independent Learning
(601) 373-1533x302
1480 Raymond Road
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Warren/Yazoo Mental Health Service
(601) 638-0031
3444 Wisconsin Avenue
Vicksburg, MS
Hotline
(601) 638-0031
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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