Addiction Counseling Programs Park City UT

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!

Valley Mental Health
(435) 649-8347
1753 Sidewinder Drive
Park City, UT

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Renaissance Ranch
(435) 940-0406
4383 West Kilby Road
Park City, UT

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Baughman, Cyndi
(801) 665-1543
1390 South 1100 East Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT

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Journey At Willowcreek
(801) 947-7664
8072 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sequoia Counseling Center
(801) 463-7520
3378 South 900 East Street
Salt Lake City, UT

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Peters, Donn
(435) 649-6838
2024 Sidewinder
Park City, UT

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Hanks, Julie
(801) 944-4555
7084 South 2300 East Suite 120
Salt Lake City, UT

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University of Utah
(801) 587-3235
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT

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Scoville, Barbara
(801) 278-0200
5635 Sth Waterbury Way Ste C202
Salt Lake City, UT

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Evans-Cazier, Anne
(801) 419-3312
1308 S. 1700 E. Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT

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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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