Addiction Counseling Programs Anthony 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!

Southern New Mexico Human Development
(505) 882-5101
820 Highway 478
Anthony, NM

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Stephen D Tackett, NCC
El Paso, TX

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Alternative Center for Behavioral Hlth
(915) 565-4800
5001 Alabama Street
El Paso, TX

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NCED Mental Health Center
(915) 544-4000x2414
1900 Denver Avenue
El Paso, TX

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Park, Richard L.
(915) 544-3400
1921 E Yandell
El Paso, TX

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Charles Canada NCC
(915) 566-4667 
El Paso, TX

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Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
(915) 564-6159
5001 North Piedras Street
El Paso, TX

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Serenity Outpatient Services Inc
(915) 566-2000
4625 Alabama Street
El Paso, TX

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Southern New Mexico Human Development
(505) 589-1147
3465 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM

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Gately, Michael J.
(915) 542-4951
1733 Curie #204
El Paso, TX

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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!

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