The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Sykesville MD

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 [...]

Shoemaker Center
(410) 876-1990
6655 Buttercup Road
Sykesville, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient
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2120 Liberty Road
Eldersburg, MD
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(410) 313-1458
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Ellicott City, MD
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(410) 750-2425
8659 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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(410) 730-1333
5570 Sterrett Place
Columbia, MD
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Haven Counseling Services LLC
(410) 635-8400
1636 West Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Spanish

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(410) 203-2120
10176 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient

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Counseling Resources
(410) 461-8662
8388 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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(410) 740-8067
10632 Little Patukent Parkway
Columbia, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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(410) 655-7655
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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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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