Addiction Counseling Programs Van Buren AR

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!

Gateway House Inc
(479) 783-8849x27
3900 North Armour Avenue
Fort Smith, AR

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Oklahoma Treatment Services LLC
(918) 427-3344
117 East Ray Fine Boulevard
Roland, OK

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University of Arkansas for
(501) 661-7979
5821 West 20th Street
Little Rock, AR

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(479) 443-4301x5768
1100 North College Street
Fayetteville, AR

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BARBS Place
(501) 624-6185
276 Linden Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR

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Harbor House Inc
(479) 785-4083x11
615 North 19th Street
Fort Smith, AR

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Recovery Centers of Arkansas
(501) 372-4611
1201 River Road
North Little Rock, AR

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Ozark Counseling Services Inc
(870) 448-3724
East Main Street
Marshall, AR

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William Wilson NCC, MAC, NCGC
(501) 753-1616 
North Little Rock, AR

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Serenity House
(501) 663-7627
2801 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR

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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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