The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Elmont NY

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 [...]

North Shore Long Isl Jewish Health Sys
(516) 437-0440
40 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY
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Outpatient
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(516) 825-4242
5-11 Pflug Place
Valley Stream, NY
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Peninsula Counseling Center
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73 South Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY
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(718) 470-8940
Littauer Building/First Floor
Glen Oaks, NY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Hispanic Counseling Center
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344 Fulton Avenue
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Mercy Hospital Association
(516) 705-3407
385 Oak Street
Garden City, NY
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(516) 705-2248
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Community Counseling Services
(516) 328-1717
1200-A Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY
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Outpatient
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Long Island Jewish Medical Center
(516) 481-2890
600 Hempstead Turnpike
West Hempstead, NY
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient

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Creedmoor Addiction Treatment Center
(718) 264-3740
8045 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, NY
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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(516) 374-3671
112 Franklin Place
Woodmere, NY
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
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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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