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!

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

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

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Western Montana Addiction Services
(406) 532-9800
1325 Wyoming Street
Missoula, MT

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

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Kimberly Dickman, NCC
(406) 771-7480 
Great Falls, MT

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

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Flathead Valley Chemical Depend Clinic
(406) 756-6453
1312 North Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT

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

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Southwest Chemical Dependency Program
(406) 222-2812
430 East Park Street
Livingston, MT

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TLC Recovery Inc
(406) 873-2155
1210 East Main Street
Cut Bank, 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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