Addiction Counseling Programs Cedar City UT

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!

Horizon House
(435) 586-2515
54 North 200 East
Cedar City, UT

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Changes Counseling/Consultation LLC
(801) 261-8906
4885 South 900 East Street
Salt Lake City, UT

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Ogden Regional Medical Center ACT
(801) 479-2250
5475 South 500 East Street
Ogden, UT

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VA SLC Healthcare System
(801) 582-1565x1840
500 South Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

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Salvation Army
(801) 621-3580x22
2615 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT

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Academy at Cedar Mountain
(435) 867-5555
97 West 400 South
Cedar City, UT

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Intermountain
(801) 373-0210
1868 North 1120 West Street
Provo, UT

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Hazen, Thomas
(801) 592-4040
1175 E. 100 N. #206
Payson, UT

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Mountain View Hospital
(801) 465-7315
1000 East100 North
Payson, UT

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Catholic Community Services of Utah
(801) 977-9119
250 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT

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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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