Drug & Alcohol Addiction

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drug addictionCan you control when you use alcohol or drugs, or does it control you? Does your use cause problems at work, home, in relationships or at school?  If you, a family member or a friend need help because of alcohol or other drugs, call 423-928-9062 to begin your journey toward recovery.

If you are unsure whether you need detoxification, residential treatment, intensive outpatient or other services, call the Frontier Health location in your community. We’re here to answer your questions and direct you to the care you need.

Symptoms of Addiction

  • Pupils larger or smaller than usual; face flushed or bloated
  • Tremors, shakes of hands, feet or head; slurred speech; unsteady gait
  • Decline of physical health; declining personal hygiene
  • Emergency room visits for overdose, unexplained injuries
  • Unable to focus and track conversation
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Frequent emotional crisis
  • Activities to drink or use other drugs are a priority
  • Arguments, violent outbursts
  • Withdraws from relationships, family, friends
  • Neglects children; neglects social/family commitments
  • Unexplained absences from home/work

Addiction of Alcohol & Other Drug Screening

Follow these links to complete self-screening for alcohol or other drug use. When you’re ready for help, call the treatment program in your community.

Your Child or Teen

Casual drug use can quickly turn into abuse, dependence and addiction. Some drugs can cause addiction after the first use so even if you believe your child or teen is “experimenting,” take action right away before there’s an accident, legal trouble or serious injury. You don’t have to do this alone.

Signs of Alcohol and Drug Use

  • Abrupt changes in friends, groups or behavior
  • Declining grades and school work
  • Trouble sleeping or getting up
  • Spiraling relationships with family
  • Lying, secretive

Frontier Health’s caring, trained staff are here to answer your questions and direct you to the level of care your child or teen needs. We provide comprehensive intensive outpatient and other outpatient treatment at a location close to home. Outpatient Services Listings >>

If you, your child, or someone you know is in danger of overdose or suicide, go to the nearest emergency room, or call 9-1-1. If life just doesn’t feel worth living and you don’t know how to cope, or you’re experiencing a mental health emergency, call Crisis at 877-928-9062 for the help you need.