The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Prior Lake MN

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 [...]

Lifestyle Counseling Services
(952) 447-1117
14162 Commerce Avenue NE
Prior Lake, MN
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Substance abuse
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River Ridge Treatment Center
(952) 894-7722
1510 East 122nd Street
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
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(952) 564-3000
501 East Highway 13
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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(952) 496-3366
275 1st Avenue East
Shakopee, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Lifestyle Counseling of
(952) 888-3511
9613 Girard Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Dakota Treatment Center
(952) 890-4480
11939 River Hills Drive
Burnsville, MN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Fairview Ridges
(612) 672-2736
156 Cobblestone Lane
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Anthony Louis Center
(952) 890-8879
1517 East Highway 13
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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CREATE South
(952) 432-1391
15025 Glazier Avenue
Apple Valley, MN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Regions Hospital/New Connections Prog
(952) 941-5151
6446 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
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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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