The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Maryville TN

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 [...]

Blount Memorial Hospital
(865) 981-2300
907 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults
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2347 Jones Bend Road
Louisville, TN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Bradford Health Services
(865) 693-9326
301 South Gallaher View Road
Knoxville, TN
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(800) 879-7272
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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(865) 970-9800
6800 Baum Drive NW
Knoxville, TN
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
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(865) 246-1100
3006 Lake Brook Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Cornerstone of Recovery Inc
(865) 970-7747
1214 Topside Road
Louisville, TN
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(800) 684-6614
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
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Helen Ross McNabb/Gateway Center
(865) 524-5757
3845 Holston College Road
Louisville, TN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Cherokee Health Systems
(865) 670-9231
10263 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
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(865) 670-9231
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Florence Crittenton Agency
(865) 602-2021
Substance Abuse Program
Knoxville, TN
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Substance abuse
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(865) 523-4704
5310 Ball Camp Pike
Knoxville, TN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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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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