Addiction Counseling Programs Bella Vista 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!

Kunkel, Diane
(417) 223-2823
412 S. Hwy 71 Suite G
Pineville, MO

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Kunkel, Diane Marie
(417) 223-2823
412 S. Hwy 71 Suite G
Pineville, MO

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Ozark Center/New Directions
(417) 845-1108
510 Park Street
Anderson, MO

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Recovery Centers of Arkansas
(501) 372-4611
1201 River Road
North Little Rock, AR

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NADC Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(870) 793-2221
Oak and 9th Streets
Batesville, AR

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Diane Kunkel NCC
(417) 223-2823 
Pineville, MO

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Lafayette House
(417) 845-1390
110 South Highway 59
Anderson, MO

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

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

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Recover at Baptist Health
(501) 202-4636
9601 Interstate 630
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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