Addiction Counseling Programs Aztec 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!

Presbyterian Medical Services
(505) 325-0238
1001 West Broadway
Farmington, NM

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Family Crisis Center
(505) 325-3549
c\o 208 East Apache
Farmington, NM

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Presbyterian Medical Services
(505) 564-4804
1615 Ojo Court
Farmington, NM

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Simmons, Emma
(505) 613-2047
1472 1/2 South Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM

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Border Area Mental Health Services
(505) 546-2174
901 West Hickory Street
Deming, NM

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Pms/San Juan County Adolescent
(505) 324-5855x5836
851 Andrea Drive
Farmington, NM

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Johnson, David
(505) 327-2532
2600 N. Fairview Ave.
Farmington, NM

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Four Winds Recovery Center Inc
(505) 327-7218
1313 Mission Avenue
Farmington, NM

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Mental Health Resources Inc
(505) 461-3013
300 South 2nd Street
Tucumcari, NM

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