The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Minden LA

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 [...]

Thibodaux Addictive Disorders Clinic
(985) 447-0851
303 Hickory Street
Thibodaux, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Chartres Pontchartrain Behav Hlth Ctr
719 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Bridge House Inc
(504) 522-2124x27
1160 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Counseling Associates of Acadiana
(337) 237-7786
519 Saint Johns Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Gatehouse Foundation Inc
(337) 233-8031
206 South Magnolia Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Choices of Louisiana Inc
(985) 651-3777
128 Woodland Drive
La Place, LA
Hotline
(985) 651-3777
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Family Services of Greater New Orleans
(504) 822-0800
2515 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Northeast LA Substance Abuse Inc
(318) 435-7558
6564 Main Street
Winnsboro, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Addiction Counseling and Educational
(985) 690-6622
2238 First Street
Slidell, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Youth Service Bureau of
(985) 893-2570
430 North New Hampshire Road
Covington, LA
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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