The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Makawao HI

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 [...]

Aloha House Inc
(808) 579-9584
4593 Ike Drive
Makawao, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Ohana Makamae Inc
(808) 248-8538
39 Keanini Street
Hana, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
German, Hawaiian, Spanish

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Helping Hands Hawaii
(808) 235-3300
46-001 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Habilitat Inc
(808) 235-3691
45-035 Kuhonu Place
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
(808) 245-8883x22
2970 Haleko Road
Lihue, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Malama Na Makua A Keiki
(808) 877-7117
388 Ano Street
Kahului, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Lokahi Treatment Centers
(808) 331-1175
76-6225 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Comprehensive Health and Attitude
(808) 528-0550
173 South Kukui Street
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
Chinese, German, Tagalog

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 848-2494
1335 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 969-9994
16-565 Keaau Pahoa Road
Keaau, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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