Addiction Counseling Programs Gardnerville NV

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!

Wedge, Diana
(530) 542-4386
PO Box 562205
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Behavioral Health Services
(775) 885-4460
1201 Johnson Street
Carson City, NV

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Tahoe Turning Point Inc
(530) 541-4594
1804 13th Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Sierra Recovery Center
(530) 541-5190x112
1137 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Smith, Cathy
(702) 938-8887
2431 Tech Center Court Suite 102
Las Vegas, NV

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Tahoe Turning Point Inc
(530) 544-2561
1415 Keller Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Alpine County
(530) 694-1816
75-C Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, CA

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Tahoe Youth and Family Services
(530) 541-2445
1021 Fremont Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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(702) 568-5888
220 East Horizon Drive
Henderson, NV

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Gosse, David
(702) 385-4673
2620 Regatta Drive Suite 102
Las Vegas, NV

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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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