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The Relationship between Alcohol and Drugs Princeton WV

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 [...]

Southern Highlands Comm MH Center Inc
(304) 425-9541x228
200 12th Street Extension
Princeton, WV
Hotline
(304) 425-0122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Prestera Center for MH Services Inc
(304) 675-2361x3510
Mason County Office
Point Pleasant, WV
Hotline
(800) 642-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Wayne County Outpatient Services
(304) 272-3466x4014
145 Kenova Avenue
Wayne, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Eastridge Health Systems
(304) 263-8954
235 South Water Street
Martinsburg, WV
Hotline
(304) 263-8954
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Westbrook Health Services
(304) 485-1781
1011 Mission Drive
Parkersburg, WV
Hotline
(304) 485-1725
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Mercer County Fellowship Home Inc
(304) 327-9876
421 Scott Street
Bluefield, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Valley Comprehensive Comm MH Ctr Inc
(304) 363-2228x4193
202 Columbia Street
Fairmont, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Williamson Treatment Center Inc
(304) 235-0026
1609 West 3rd Avenue
Williamson, WV
Hotline
(304) 235-0026
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, 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, Men

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Olympic Center/Preston Inc
(304) 329-2400
Route 7
Kingwood, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(304) 429-6741x2722
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
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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