Addiction Counseling Programs Mcalester OK

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!

Professional Counseling and
(918) 420-5238
400 East Wyandotte Avenue
McAlester, OK

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Southeastern Oklahoma Social Services
(918) 424-9058
512 East Chickasaw Street
McAlester, OK

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Narconon Arrowhead/Oklahoma
(800) 468-6933
HC 67 Box 5
Canadian, OK

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Thompson, Lori
(918) 745-0095
2431 East 51st Street Suite 500
Tula, OK

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New Choice Inc
(918) 663-6057x1
2761 East Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK

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David Ray NCC
(870) 238-5001 
McAlester, OK

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Oaks Behavioral Health Center
(918) 423-6030
628 East Creek Street
McAlester, OK

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New Discoveries Youth/Family Servs Inc
(405) 232-1401
628 NE 4th Street
Oklahoma City, OK

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Baustert, Carol
(405) 943-1281
3508 NW 50th Street
Oklahoma city, OK

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Susan Norton, Rabecca
(918) 902-3999
8596 E 101St Suite D
Tulsa, OK

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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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