Addiction Counseling Programs Garden City KS

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!

Community Corrections
(620) 272-3650
601 North Main Street
Garden City, KS

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Fernandez/Martin Addiction Counselors
(620) 275-8880
601 North Main Street
Garden City, KS

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REAP Inc
(620) 669-3502
115 East Sherman Street
Hutchinson, KS

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Sumner Mental Health
(620) 326-7448x117
1601 West 16th Street
Wellington, KS

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Kansas City Treatment Center
(765) 662-3971
1125 North 5th Street
Kansas City, KS

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Area Mental Health Center
(620) 276-7689
1111 East Spruce Street
Garden City, KS

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New Choices-N-Beginnings
(620) 271-0005
402 East Fulton Street
Garden City, KS

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Family Life Center
(620) 848-2300
201 West Walnut Street
Columbus, KS

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Pawnee Mental Health Services
(785) 587-4300
2001 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS

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Dunn Counseling and Consulting Inc
(785) 594-9976
419 1st Street
Baldwin City, KS

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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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