Addiction Counseling Programs Post Falls ID

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!

Powder Basin Associates
(208) 762-3979
7905 Meadowlark Way
Coeur d Alene, ID

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Port of Hope Centers Inc
(208) 664-3300
218 North 23rd Street
Coeur d Alene, ID

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Patricia Morris, NCC
(208) 666-3891 
Coeur d Alenei, IA

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Chem Depend Servs Inpt/Outpt/North ID
(208) 666-3890
2003 Lincoln Way
Coeur d Alene, ID

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Social Treatment Opportunity Programs
(509) 927-3668
9212 East Montgomery Street
Spokane, WA

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Olsen, Pamela
(208) 667-9756
1104 W Ironwood Dr #A
Coeur D'Adlene, ID

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Thompson, Tony
(208) 664-0890
1423 N Government Way
Coeur D'Adlene, ID

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Park, James
(208) 664-4533
250 Northwest Blvd Suite 106A
Coeur D'Adlene, ID

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Daybreak Youth Services
(509) 927-1991
11711 East Sprague Street
Spokane Valley, WA

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LeVan, Jo
(509) 999-3413
408 N. Mullan Road Suite 105
Spokane Valley, WA

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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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