Addiction Counseling Programs Tooele 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/Tooele
(435) 843-3520
100 South 1000 West Street
Tooele, UT

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Copperhill Youth Center
(801) 561-3377
5899 West Rivendell Drive
West Jordan, UT

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Lynette Butcher NCC, MAC
(801) 916-3551 
Salt lake City, UT

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Ute Indian Tribe Substance Abuse
(435) 722-3234
550 South 6777 East Street
Fort Duchesne, UT

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

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Gambles, David
(801) 440-5892
1323 West 7900 South Suite 106
West Jordan, UT

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Joel Richard Fletcher, NCC
(801) 969-4181 
Kearns, UT

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Nickle Smith, Sonja
(801) 282-1374
9528 Caledonia Circle
South Jordan, UT

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

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Asian Association of Utah
(801) 467-6060
1588 South Major Street
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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