The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Decatur AL

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 [...]

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
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(256) 355-6091
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 975-7350
1713 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Bradford Health Services
(256) 593-9152
703 Medical Center Parkway
Boaz, AL
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents

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Oakmont Center
(205) 787-7100
2008 21st Street Ensley
Birmingham, AL
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Jefferson County Committee for Econ
(205) 787-3040
228 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse
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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
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(800) 879-7272
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient
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Northwest Alabama Treatment Center
(205) 425-1200
4204 Edmonton Drive
Bessemer, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Saint Annes Home Inc
(205) 933-2402
2772 Hanover Circle
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse
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East Alabama MH/MR Center
(334) 298-2405
3170 Martin Luther King Parkway South
Phenix City, AL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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AltaPointe Health Systems Inc
(251) 666-2569
4211 Government Boulevard
Mobile, AL
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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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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