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Substance Abuse Terminology for Families

Anyone with an alcoholic or drug addict in their life can attest to the serious pain these diseases can inflict. For the loved ones of an addict, the world of substance abuse and rehabilitation can be very disorienting. If you're the parent or friend of an addict here are some terms you should know that will help you understand the rehab process.

  • Delirium Tremens - Sometimes called, "the shakes" or "DT's", this is the physical manifestation of alcohol withdrawal.
  • Detox - This term describes the process of removing substances from an addict’s body. It may be facilitated by other drugs, which are administered under a doctor's care, to ease the physical side effects.
  • Inpatient Program - Any rehabilitation center where patients stay for a set period of time without going home.
  • Methadone - This long acting synthetic opiate is used to help stabilize heroin addicts during their recovery. While it doesn't provide the same high as heroin, this substance also has addictive properties.
  • Outpatient Program - Any alcohol or drug abuse recovery center that allows patients to meet regularly with counselors, but return to their homes at night.
  • Tolerance - Many longtime drug abusers require larger and larger amounts of their chosen drug to get the same high they had when they first started using. As their tolerance for the drug increases, their problems normally get worse.
  • Twelve Steps - Any recovery program that requires patients to complete the Twelve Steps to recovery outlined in the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book.
  • Schedule One Narcotic - This is how the Federal Government classifies drugs with no known medical use. For laymen, this distinction can be confusing because opiates in prescription pain killers are not Schedule One, but opiates in heroin are Schedule One drugs.
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin
    Boyds, MD 20841
    Since 1992, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has established its goal of reducing the societal impact on communities due to substance abuse problems and mental health issues.
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    Alcoholism Treatment Program Augusta GA
    2807 Washington Rd #213, Augusta, GA 30909
    Treatment at Alcoholism Treatment Program Augusta, GA involves therapy, aftercare, detoxification, sober living, and more to address alcohol, drug, and pharmaceuticals abuse in Augusta, Georgia.
    (706) 350-1277
    Right Path Recovery
    2801 Washington Rd Suite 107-213, Augusta, GA 30909
    Right Path Recovery gives a structured dependency treatment for men and women struggling to achieve sobriety. The alcohol rehab services focuses on residential therapy strategies for addicted people.
    (706) 851-2344
    Addiction Care Treatment Program
    196 Alps Rd Suite #2-194, Athens, GA 30606
    Addicts deserve an experienced, passionate staff, like that of Addiction Care Treatment Program, to help end their suffering. Their programs also are designed in respect to each client’s personal need
    (706) 510-0282
    Bell's Dui-Drug Risk School
    301 Walnut St # Frnt, Thomson, GA 30824
    (706) 595-3554
    The Watershed Alcohol Abuse Drug Treatment
    Milledgeville, GA 31061
    (706) 484-9733
    Greene County Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    1040 Silver Rd, Greensboro, GA 30642
    (706) 453-1023
    Alcohol Abuse Accredited Drug Detox Rehab Treatmen
    Dublin, GA 31040
    (478) 272-4892
    Adsap Edgefield County Alcohol Traffic Safety
    400 Church St, Edgefield, SC 29824
    (803) 637-4050
    Community Mental Health Center of Middle Georgia
    2121 Bellevue Rd, Dublin, GA 31021
    (478) 275-6800
    Alcohol Rehab & Drug Rehab Treatment Center 24 Hou
    514 Bellevue Ave, Dublin, GA 31021
    (478) 246-6057
    Aiken Center for Alcohol and Drug Services
    1105 Gregg Hwy, Aiken, SC 29801
    (803) 649-1900
    Alcohol & Drug Associates of Middle Georgia PC
    380 Hospital Dr, Macon, GA 31217
    (800) 428-5483
    Mental Health & Alcohol Drug Abuse Services Athens
    200 D W Brooks Dr, Athens, GA 30602
    (706) 542-9739
    Drug Free Day Care
    345 N Harris St, Athens, GA 30601
    (706) 542-7222
    Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
    250 North Ave, Athens, GA 30601
    (706) 389-6767

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