Addiction Counseling Programs Bardstown KY

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!

Communicare Inc
(859) 336-9171
803 Bel-Vista Drive
Springfield, KY

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David Harmon and Associates
(502) 896-8006
870 Taylorsville Road
Taylorsville, KY

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Kentucky River Community Care Inc
(606) 464-3212
1220 Center Street
Beattyville, KY

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Muehleman Psychological
(270) 753-9964
503 Poplar Street
Murray, KY

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North Key Community Care
(502) 732-9331
1714 Highland Avenue
Carrollton, KY

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Seven Counties Services
(502) 477-2577
73 East Main Street
Taylorsville, KY

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Seven Counties Services
(502) 955-6447
130 Vine Street
Shepherdsville, KY

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Shepherds House Inc
(859) 252-1939
154 Bonnie Brae Drive
Lexington, KY

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Care Academy Inc
(859) 375-0400
2084 Main Street
Willisburg, KY

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LifeSkills Inc
(270) 586-8826
112 South High Street
Franklin, KY

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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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