Addiction Counseling Programs Cohoes NY

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!

Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center
(518) 235-1100
50 Remsen Street
Cohoes, NY

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Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center
(518) 783-5381
636 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY

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Eight Twenty River Street Inc
(518) 272-4246
3075 6th Avenue
Troy, NY

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Hudson/Mohawk Recovery Center Inc
(518) 272-3918
16 1st Street
Troy, NY

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Pahl House Residential Chemical
(518) 272-0206
106-108 9th Street
Troy, NY

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Pahl Programs Inc
(518) 237-9891
559 6th Avenue
Troy, NY

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Scott, Paul
(518) 248-1192
9 Herbert Drive
Latham, NY

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Tomer, Doris
(518) 271-1862
110 1/2 1st Street
Troy, NY

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Pahl Programs Inc
(518) 272-0206x25
106-108 9th Street
Troy, NY

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Seton Health Addiction Services
(518) 268-5542
1300 Massachusetts Avenue
Troy, NY

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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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