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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
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Hendry/Glades Mental Health Clinic Inc
(863) 983-1423
601 West Alverdez Avenue
Clewiston, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Creole, French, Spanish

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Western Judicial Services Inc
(352) 347-6850
5703 SE Abshier Boulevard
Belleview, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Counseling Associates of
(386) 761-2390
509 Canal Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gateway Community Services Inc
(904) 646-4889
2671 Huffman Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
Hotline
(877) 389-9966
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women

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Southwest FL Addiction Services Inc
(863) 902-3334
533 East El Paso Street
Clewiston, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Suncoast Ctrs for Community Health Inc
(727) 894-3533
401 15th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Gulf Coast Treatment Center
(850) 863-4160
1015 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc
(352) 726-3883
7027 East Stage Coach Trail
Floral City, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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Challenges
(954) 917-3334
5100 Coconut Creek Parkway
Margate, FL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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