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!

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

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

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Glory House of Sioux Falls
(330) 747-2614
4000 South West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD

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Winner Alcohol/Drug Counseling Service
(605) 842-0312
229 South Main Street
Winner, SD

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WellSpring Inc
(605) 342-0345
1205 East Saint James Street
Rapid City, SD

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

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Robert Martin, NCC, MAC
(218) 244-2193 
Custer, SD

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Youth and Family Services Inc
(614) 220-8572
202 East Adams Street
Rapid City, SD

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Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Trt Ctr
(605) 845-7181
12451 Highway 1806
Mobridge, SD

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Keystone Outpatient Program
(614) 220-8572
704 North West Avenue
Sioux Falls, 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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