Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Sun Prairie WI

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.

Madison Health Services
(608) 242-0220
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Tellurian UCAN Inc
(608) 222-7311x110
300 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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ARC Community Services Inc
(608) 283-6430
202 North Patterson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients

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New Start Program Meriter Hospital
(608) 417-8144
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Meriter New Start
(608) 267-6000x5339
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 249-2600
3602 Memorial Drive
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mental Health Center of Dane County
(608) 280-2520
625 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hindi, Hmong, Spanish

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 251-8881
425 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Rebos Chris Farley House
(608) 255-5922
810 West Olin Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Connections Counseling
(608) 221-1500x11
1334 Applegate Road
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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