Addiction Counseling Programs Alamogordo NM

Like many diseases, the stigmas attached are usually bred out of lack of knowledge. We don't want to accept that they really are sick or diseased because we feel that may absolve them of their responsibility to find a solution. these are separate issues!

Counseling Center Inc
(505) 437-7404
1900 East 10th Street
Alamogordo, NM

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O'Leary, Mary Ellen
(505) 720-5262
1300 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, NM

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Grimm, Gary
(505) 986-8688
PO Box 9006
Santa Fe, NM

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Briana McCarthy, NCC
(505) 836-5011 
Albuquerque, NM

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Border Area Mental Health Services
(505) 388-4497
315 South Hudson Street
Silver City, NM

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Otero County Council on
(505) 437-8942
850 Wright Avenue
Alamogordo, NM

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Mental Health Resources Inc
(505) 769-2345
1100 West 21st Street
Clovis, NM

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New Moon Lodge
(505) 852-2788
Lower Alcalde Road
San Juan Pueblo, NM

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Carlsbad Mental Health Association
(505) 887-4065
5000 West Church Street
Carlsbad, NM

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Freeman, Jeannette
(505) 934-2055
6101 Marble Avenue NE Ste 3
Albuquerque, NM

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Addicts are Mentally and Bodily Different

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Mentally and Bodily Different!

Keith Johnson

Friday, September 14, 2007 I have read the many articles on reasons behind drug addiction and many of them are dead on. In my experience, there is no one right answer or set of answers. Can their be a mental disorder? Certainly. Can their be enviromental factors? No doubt! Can it start innocently? Yes. Can tragedy be the key? Absolutely. I have seen all of these factors in addicts.

So, why do a small percentage of the population go on to become drug addicts? Quite frankly, we are different! There is something that is with them from birth. When they begin to use, they cannot stop! Work with enough of these folks and you will see..It is not a matter of intellect, will power, a choice or any other label that non addicts try to put on them.

I have seen addicts who are intelligent, high earners, who use their will for very positive accomplishments but when it comes to addiction, they truly are different. Not bad, weak willed or somehow mentally defective, they are different. Like many diseases, the stigmas attached are usually bred out of lack of knowledge. We don't want to accept that they really are sick or diseased because we feel that may absolve them of their responsibility to find a solution. these are separate issues! We can acknowledge they are sick with a disease and provide them with a solution. The addict is responsible to get into the solution just like any patient with a disease!

Drop the stigmas, consider ...

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