Addiction Counseling Programs Arkadelphia AR

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!

Quapaw House Inc
(870) 246-7636
401 Crittenden Street
Arkadelphia, AR

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Pornthip Chalungsooth NCC
(501) 575-5276 
Fayetteville, AR

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Counseling Clinic Inc
(501) 315-4224x536
307 East Sevier Street
Benton, AR

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French, Cheryl
(479) 443-9707
65 East Sunbridge Drive
Fayetteville, AR

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Human Development and Research Servs
(870) 535-3535
2106 East 6th Street
Pine Bluff, AR

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Milligan, Clark
(479) 442-2457
301 W Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR

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Mid Arkansas Substance Abuse Services
(501) 686-9393
4601 West 7th Street
Little Rock, AR

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Ozark Counseling Services Inc
(870) 448-3724
East Main Street
Marshall, AR

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Gateway House Inc
(479) 783-8849x27
3900 North Armour Avenue
Fort Smith, AR

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William Wilson NCC, MAC, NCGC
(501) 753-1616 
North Little Rock, AR

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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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