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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 [...]

Oak Grove Substance Abuse Center
(318) 428-9202
Oak Grove Courthouse
Oak Grove, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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LHRC
(225) 343-3438
1246 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rays of Sunshine
(318) 323-0502
616 North 3rd Street
Monroe, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Stages of Recovery
(337) 430-0444
1510 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Lake Charles Subst Abuse Clinic Inc
(337) 433-8281
711 North Prater Street
Lake Charles, LA
Hotline
(337) 433-8281
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Council on Alcoholism/Drug Abuse of
(318) 222-1289
525 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Southern Oaks Addiction Recovery
(318) 362-5430x5170
4781 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Acadiana Recovery Center
(337) 291-5400
401 West Vermillion Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cavanaugh Treatment Center
(318) 525-9441
1525 Fullilove Drive
Bossier City, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Assisi Bridge House
(985) 872-5529
600 Bull Run Road
Schriever, LA
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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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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