Addiction Counseling Programs Laramie WY

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!

Peak Wellness Center
(307) 745-8915x251
1263 North 15th Street
Laramie, WY

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Michael Loos, NCC
(307) 766-4002 
Laramie, WY

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Fleming, Kevin
(888) 833-4580
310 E. Broadway, Suite 5
Jackson Hole, WY

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Southwest Counseling Service
(307) 352-6677
2300 Foothill Boulevard
Rock Springs, WY

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Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
(307) 746-4456
420 Deanne Avenue
Newcastle, WY

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Wyoming Counseling and Outreach Servs
(307) 721-4164
417 East Fremont Street
Laramie, WY

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Peak Wellness Center
(307) 745-8915x251
1263 North 15th Street
Laramie, WY

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Behavioral Health Services
(307) 633-7370
2600 East 18th Street
Cheyenne, WY

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Peak Wellness Center
(307) 634-9653
2526 Seymour Avenue
Cheyenne, WY

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Big Horn County Counseling
(307) 568-2020
116 South 3rd Street
Basin, WY

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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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