The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Belle Glade FL

When the subject is abuse or addiction alcohol is frequently mentioned in one breath with drugs. In fact, alcohol consumption is more often regarded as a separate subject; its abuse is often discussed separately from that of drugs. But can alcohol be considered a drug?Drug definedIf a textbook definition is used, a drug may be [...]

Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches
(561) 993-8082
816 NW Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL
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Hendry/Glades Mental Health Clinic Inc
(863) 983-1423
601 West Alverdez Avenue
Clewiston, FL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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Maitland, FL
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Outpatient
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Adolescents
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Spanish

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(813) 884-1904
6001 Webb Road
Tampa, FL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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(305) 635-7444
1469 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
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Spanish

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(863) 902-3334
533 East El Paso Street
Clewiston, FL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Cordova Counseling Center
(850) 474-9882
4400 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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(305) 895-2626
915 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Creole, French, Spanish

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Village Adolescent Treatment for
(305) 573-3784
9400 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS

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(561) 734-6100
200 Knuth Road
Boynton Beach, FL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs

When the subject is abuse or addiction alcohol is frequently mentioned in one breath with drugs. In fact, alcohol consumption is more often regarded as a separate subject; its abuse is often discussed separately from that of drugs. But can alcohol be considered a drug?Drug defined

If a textbook definition is used, a drug may be defined as a substance that has an effect on living cells and their function and is also used for medical purposes for the diagnosis, prevention and cure of disorders and diseases. As such, alcohol may not be considered as a drug since it is not used directly to affect a cure. However, it is also a substance that can have similar effects to drugs to disinfect, act as an analgesic, a tranquilizer or rarely, a stimulant.

The link between alcohol and drugs

Alcohol is said to possibly be a contributor to health as some are some drugs, but alcohol, like some drugs can be addictive. When used in moderate amounts, alcohol has been said to improve cardiovascular health. However, health experts discourage non-drinkers to start drinking alcohol for the sole reason of benefiting the heart. They recommend that other methods such as exercising and eating a good diet should be considered as the first line of defense.

As an addictive substance, alcohol can be as bad as drugs. Alcohol abuse and addiction, often referred in general terms as alcoholism, is a common problem in many communities, able to cut across economic and social barriers. It also produces a phy...

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