Addiction Counseling Programs Mitchell SD

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!

Choices Recovery Services LLC/Mitchell
(605) 996-1647
728 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, SD

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Stepping Stones
(605) 995-8180
901 South Miller Street
Mitchell, SD

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Butzman, Carol
(605) 718-4004
4940 5th Street Suite 1B
Rapid City, SD

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Megan Jo Christopherson Spawn, NCC
(605) 336-0510 
Sioux Falls, SD

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Arturo Zambrano NCC
(605) 352-7072 
Huron, SD

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Life Light Counseling Inc
(605) 996-2070
1315 North Main Street
Mitchell, SD

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Keystone Treatment Center
(877) 762-3740
1010 E. 2nd Street
Canton, SD

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First Step Counseling Services/SF
(605) 361-1505
4320 South Louise Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD

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Northern Hills Alcohol/Drug Services
(605) 787-9200
7205 Timberline Road
Black Hawk, SD

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(605) 996-1647
728 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, SD

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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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