Alcoholism Treatment Center Decatur AL

Alcoholism may appear after the first drink, many years of drinking, or after a period of binge drinking. If a person's culture is alcohol free, obviously the genetic influence will not cause alcoholism.

Bradford Health Services
Madison Residential Facility
1600 Browns Ferry Road,
Madison, AL35758
(800) 879-7272
www.bradfordhealth.com

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 879-7272

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

Bradford is a company dedicated to the delivery of high-quality care at a reasonable cost. We provide a highly effective continuum of addiction-treatment services that is economically accessible.

Bradford is about helping people and families achieve recovery in a responsive and compassionate manner. We respect the complex needs of all those who come into contact with our treatment team. We believe that honesty, openness, and willingness are not only keys to recovery, but are also keys to being a responsible corporate citizen and healthcare organization.

Measurable, documented treatment outcomes are used to determine the quality of our care and the value of our services. Based on our record, which now spans more than 30 years, it’s clear that we not only "talk the talk" but "walk the walk" in terms of proven successful treatment programs, making us one of the best healthcare decisions a person, family, or company can make.

Our hearts are open to those who are suffering. You are not alone. Millions of people have regained their lives from alcohol and drug addiction, achieving greater fulfillment and meaning. Our doors are open to those who wish to know more about our programs and services. If you’d like to know more about Bradford – or if you or someone you care about needs help – don’t delay. Please call 1-888-577-0012 for immediate assistance.

What Causes Alcoholism?

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What Causes Alcoholism?

Philip Sicks

Friday, September 14, 2007 What causes alcoholism? Alcoholism is a disease caused in part by genetics, in part by culture, and in part by personal choice.

Several twin studies have looked at the different alcoholism rate between twins using a group of identical twins and a group of fraternal twins. If alcoholism were only a behavior learned in the home, a set of identical twins should have the same rate of alcoholism as a set of fraternal twins. In fact, if one identical twin is an alcoholic the odds that the other will be also is higher than the odds for fraternal twins. Because identical twins have the same set of genes, and fraternal twins do not, there must be something in the genes themselves that increases the chances of becoming an alcoholic. (Crabbe, J.C., & Harris, R.A., eds. The Genetic Basis of Alcohol and Drug Actions. New York: Plenum Press, 1991.)

Culture also plays a part. Alcoholism may appear after the first drink, many years of drinking, or after a period of binge drinking. If a person's culture is alcohol free, obviously the genetic influence will not cause alcoholism. If the culture only approves of light drinking and occasional drinking, the rate of alcoholism will be lower than a culture that encourages alcohol use. (American Psychologist, 39, 1337-1351, 1984. Reprinted in W.R. Miller (Ed.), Alcoholism: Theory, research, and treatment, Lexington, MA: Gunn, 1985.)

Personal choice also plays a role. Som...

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