Addiction Counseling Programs Prairie Village KS

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!

Barnds Jr., Larsen K.
(816) 346-5133
8014 State Line Road Suite 112
Prairie Village, KS

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Colson , Donald
(913) 648-1212
4121 W 83rd St Suite 277
Prairie Village, KS

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Miles, Rebecca Rasmussen
(913) 643-0222
5250 W. 94th Terrace Suite 111
Prairie Village, KS

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Allison, Ryan
(913) 636-9650
4121 W. 83rd St Suite 227
Prairie Village, KS

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Winden-Donnelly, Mary
(913) 381-2000
8014 State Line Rd Suite 112
Prairie Village, KS

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Winden-Donnelly, Mary
(913) 381-2000
8014 State Line Road Suite 112
Prairie Village, KS

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Barnds, Jr., Larsen
(816) 346-5133
8014 State Line Road Suite 112
Prairie Village, KS

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Swanson-Moten, Yulonda
(816) 519-8524
8014 State Line Rd Suite 112
Prairie Village, KS

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Metzler, Jamie
(913) 791-3810
3520 West 75th St. Suite 200
Prairie Village, KS

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Waring, Shirley A.
(913) 710-2040
4726 W 78th Terrace
Prairie Village, KS

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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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