Alcoholism Treatment Aberdeen SD

You see many people think Alcoholism is a disease, but it actually is a disorder, a chronic disorder. Imagine that..but it is my belief that Alcoholism can be brought on by other things.

Avera Saint Lukes
Worthmore Addiction Services
305 South State Street,
Aberdeen, SD57401
(605) 622-5800
www.averastlukes.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(605) 622-5800x5800

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 952-2250

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, 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, DUI/DWI offenders

Avera St. Luke's Hospital was established in 1901 in Aberdeen, S.D., as a 15-bed hospital by the Presentation Sisters. We have grown into a regional medical center that offers a comprehensive array of medical and health services to people in the Aberdeen area. In addition to our 133-bed hospital, Avera St. Luke's provides services through:

Avera Mother Joseph Manor Retirement Community in Aberdeen
Avera Eureka Health Care Center in our Long-Term Care Division
Clinic Division and Avera Medical Group

Our History

It was a diphtheria epidemic at the turn of the century in Aberdeen, S.D., that led to the beginning of what is now called Avera St. Luke's Hospital. Read the full history.
Our Mission

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.
Our Vision

Avera St. Luke's will be an exceptional health care organization for patients to receive care, physicians to practice and employees to work.

What is Alcoholism?

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What is Alcoholism?

Alisa Olazaran

Friday, September 14, 2007 What is Alcoholism? Really? Alcoholism to a person that does not drink is one thing, and Alcoholism to an Alcoholic is an entirely different thing. The definition of Alcoholism is this: "a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, can you believe this,the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.

But to an Alcoholic, it is a way of escape, escaping the pain of society.

You see many people think Alcoholism is a disease, but it actually is a disorder, a chronic disorder. Imagine that..but it is my belief that Alcoholism can be brought on by other things. There are people that have mental disorders that have gone on for years not knowing why they feel this way or that way, but that only hitting the bottle makes them feel better (hum) imagine that, people actually walking around with other mental disorders never go diagnosed, such as Manic Depression, these people not only have Manic Depression, but they start hitting the bottle, and this can be another crutch for that person, and when that person finally is diagnosed as having Alcoholism, a lot of times they are never diagnosed as having other mental disorders prior to Alcoholism.

My mother for example: she was an Alcoholic, she passed away three-years...

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