Addiction Counseling Programs Casa Grande AZ

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!

Arizona Treatment Institute LLC
(520) 836-9788
1927 North Trekell Road
Casa Grande, AZ

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Joan McGillicuddy NCC
(602) 836-1029 
Casa Grande, AZ

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Park Place Outreach and Counseling
(520) 466-8850
9373 West Battaglia Road
Arizona City, AZ

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Park Place Outreach and Counseling
(520) 466-8850
172 South Arizona Boulevard
Coolidge, AZ

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Roher, Daniela
(480) 595-6500
7301 E. Sundance Trail Suite B203
Carefree, AZ

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Horizon Human Services
(520) 836-1713
2217 South Peart Road
Casa Grande, AZ

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Helping Associates Inc
(520) 836-1029
1901 North Trekell Road
Casa Grande, AZ

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Gila River Indian Community
(520) 562-3356
315 West Casa Blanca Road
Sacaton, AZ

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Pinal County Hispanic Council
(520) 466-7765
712 North Main Street
Eloy, AZ

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Guidance Center Inc
(928) 527-1899
2187 North Vickey Street
Flagstaff, AZ

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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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