Addiction Counseling Programs Butte MT

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!

Butte/Silver Bow
(406) 497-5070
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT

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Montana Chemical Dependency Center
(406) 496-5400
2500 Continental Drive
Butte, MT

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Missoula Indian Center
(406) 829-9515
Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT

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Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency
(406) 293-7731
101 Woodland Road
Libby, MT

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Eastern Montana Mental Health
(406) 234-1687
2508 Wilson Street
Miles City, MT

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North American Indian Alliance
(406) 782-0461
55 East Galena Street
Butte, MT

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Saint Patrick Hosp/Health Sciences Ctr
(406) 327-3020
902 Orange Street
Missoula, MT

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Fowlie, Patricia
(406) 585-7111
321 East Main Street Ste 313
Bozeman, MT

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Rocky Mountain Treatment Center
(800) 521-6572
920 Fourth Avenue North
Great Falls, MT

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Wilderness Treatment Center
(406) 846-1320x2110
200 Hubbart Dam Road
Marion, MT

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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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