Addiction Counseling Programs Albuquerque 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!

Lennihan, Lydia
(505) 681-0708
1400 Carlisle Blvd. NE Suite A
Albuquerque, NM

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(505) 288-2162
3214 Purdue Place NE
Albuquerque, NM

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(505) 884-9411
1224 PA NE Suite D
Albuquerque, NM

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Croteau, Michelle
(505) 259-4291
1400 Carlisle Blvd NE Suite A
Albuquerque, NM

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Wong, Steven
(505) 256-7471
424 Bryn Mawr Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM

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

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Albuquerque, NM

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Sherry, Donald
(505) 615-1271
6101 Marble NE Suite 3
Albuquerque, NM

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(505) 255-1555
1400 Central Ave. SE Suite 2300
Albuquerque, NM

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(505) 440-0456
PO Box 25904
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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