The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Lexington KY

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 [...]

Gaius A and R Counseling
(502) 227-7797
431 South Broadway
Lexington, KY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Bluegrass East Comprehensive Care Ctr
(859) 233-0444x216
201 Mechanic Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
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Hope Center
(859) 252-7881
360 West Loudon Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men
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Spanish

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Clark and Clark Counseling Services
(859) 233-2225
535 West 2nd Street
Lexington, KY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hope Center
(859) 252-2002x228
1524 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Shepherds House Inc
(859) 252-1939
154 Bonnie Brae Drive
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Chrysalis House Inc
(859) 243-0972
251 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board Inc
(859) 225-7147
177 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY
Hotline
(800) 928-8000
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Charles I Schwartz
(859) 246-7282
627 West 4th Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Bluegrass East Comprehensive Care Ctr
(859) 425-1210
869 Sparta Court
Lexington, KY
Hotline
(800) 928-8000
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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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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