The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Jerome ID

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 [...]

Sitman Inc
(208) 732-6112
1100 North Lincoln Street
Jerome, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Walker Center
(208) 734-4200
762 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
Hotline
(208) 734-4200
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Sitman Inc
(208) 732-6112
202 2nd Avenue North
Twin Falls, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Canyon View Psychiatric and Addiction
(208) 734-6760
228 Shoup Avenue West
Twin Falls, ID
Hotline
(208) 734-6760
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Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Saint Alphonsus
(208) 367-3553
6138 Emerald Street
Boise, ID
Hotline
(208) 367-2175
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Competency Development Center
(208) 736-5048
2469 Wright Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Proactive Advantage
(208) 734-0407
1061 Blue Lakes Boulevard North
Twin Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Positive Connections
(208) 737-9999
647 Filer Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women

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US Air Force Hospital
(208) 828-7226
90 Hope Drive
Mountain Home AFB, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Idaho Youth Ranch
(208) 529-6696
288 North Ridge Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
Services Provided
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
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French, Portugese, Spanish

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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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