Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs Spartanburg SC

Alcohol creates a physical and psichological dependance, and a progressive degradation in all the aspects of life. Read on and get more information about alcoholism.

Spartanburg Alc and DA Commission
187 West Broad Street, Suite 300,
Spartanburg, SC29304
(864) 582-7588x322

Intake Phone Numbers:
(864) 582-7588

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Specializing in Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

The Spartanburg Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission (SADAC) was established in 1971 by the Spartanburg County and the Spartanburg City Councils.

Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), SADAC is licensed by the S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) as an outpatient facility for chemically dependent or addicted persons. SADAC staff are certified through the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates, and may hold state licensure or national certifications. Clinical staff hold bachelor and/or masters degrees in the areas of Education, Counseling, Human Services and other related fields.

Facts about Alcohol

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Facts About Alcohol

Aldo Bonincontro

Friday, September 14, 2007 The excess of alcoholic drinking makes persons addicted as for cocaine, heroine, LSD, etc., althouch alcohol typically becomes a drug only when we exceed a certain daily amount.

Alcohol creates a physical and psichological dependance, and a progressive degradation in all the aspects of life.

The first consequence is the typical confusional state typical of drunk people, that slowly becomes a constant in the addicted life, leading to dementia.

Then, the addicted becomes more and more closed in him/herself neglecting personal care, social relations and work, losing the normal inhibitions to keep the self-control.

The other main victim of alcoholism is liver; it tries to metabolize it, but invain, given the great amount of alcohol to face. The degradation process, infact, produces its oxidation to acetic aldeyde,(CH3-CH=O) and acetic acid (CH3-COOH) more harmful than ethylic alcohol.

This continuous stress logorates liver cells making them die and be replaced by fibrous cells. So, liver goes towards the cirrhosis that causes death.

Alcoholism also causes a precocious ageing and a weakening of many organic functions as blood circulation, digestion and the immune system.

Alcoholism is a great social problem in many Countries, expecially in Northern Europe and North America, where the frequent depressing insulation caused by long and cold winters are a greater temptation to give to the bottle.


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