Alcoholism Treatment Garden City KS

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.

Area Mental Health Center
(620) 276-7689
1111 East Spruce Street
Garden City, KS

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Fernandez/Martin Addiction Counselors
(620) 275-8880
601 North Main Street
Garden City, KS

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Purcell, Emily
(816) 225-3737
3520 West 75th Street Suite 104
Prairie Village, KS

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Great Meeting Is On For
(316) 265-1454
1015 East 9th Street
Wichita, KS

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Ochester, Tracy E.
(816) 224-6500
515 N. Mur-Len Rd.
Olathe, KS

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New Choices-N-Beginnings
(620) 271-0005
402 East Fulton Street
Garden City, KS

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Community Corrections
(620) 272-3650
601 North Main Street
Garden City, KS

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Clifton, Bob Alan
(785) 272-0778
2000 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS

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Clinical Social Work/Therapist
(316) 729-9965
520 S Holland Suite 401
Wichita, KS

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Blessed Home Healthcare
(316) 612-9422
549 North Estelle Street
Wichita, KS

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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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