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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Sequoia Counseling Center
(801) 463-7520
3378 South 900 East Street
Salt Lake City, UT

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Cottonwood Family
(801) 263-7225
Midvale, UT

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Four Corners Community Behavioral Hlth
(435) 259-6131
198 East Center Street
Moab, UT

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Sunhawk Academy
(800) 214-3878
948 North 1300 West
St. George, UT

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

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Odyssey House Inc
(801) 363-0203
607 East 200 South Street
Salt Lake City, UT

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Intermountain
(435) 628-8075
321 North Mall Drive
Saint George, UT

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Passages to Recovery
(866) 625-8809
30 South Main Street PO Box 379
Loa, UT

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Positive Adjustments
(801) 776-4628
466 North Main Street
Clearfield, 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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