The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Kansas City KS

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 [...]

Mirror Inc
(913) 371-9668
1024 Hoel Parkway
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Associated Youth Services Inc
(913) 831-2820
803 Armstrong Avenue
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Chautauqua Counseling Center KC
(913) 645-6652
630 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Kansas City Alcohol and
(913) 342-3011
707 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Truman Medical Center Behavioral Hlth
(816) 404-6053
2211 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Restore III
(913) 636-5119
155 South 18th Street
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Kansas City Treatment Center
(913) 342-0888
1125 North 5th Street
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Intermediate Sanction Center
(913) 573-4180
Department of Corrections
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Substance Abuse Center of
(913) 362-0045
3505 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Kansas City Community Center (KCCC)
(816) 421-6670x5
1514 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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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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