Addiction Counseling Programs West Memphis 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!

Sharon Davis NCC
(901) 210-4969 
Memphis, TN

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Amanda Smart NCC, MAC
(901) 545-2441 
Memphis, TN

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Grace House Inc
(901) 722-8460
329 North Bellevue Street
Memphis, TN

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Memphis Treatment Center for
(901) 722-9420
1270 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN

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Comprehensive Counseling Network
(901) 353-5440
2150 Whitney Avenue
Memphis, TN

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Baby Love/Midtown Mental Health Center
(901) 577-0200x370
450 Pontotoc Street
Memphis, TN

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Whitehaven Southwest Mental Health Ctr
(901) 259-1920
1087 Alice Avenue
Memphis, TN

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Serenity Recovery Centers Inc
(901) 521-1131
1094 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN

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Brett Stancil, NCC
(901) 523-8990 
Memphis, TN

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Memphis Recovery Centers Inc
(901) 272-7751
219 North Montgomery Street
Memphis, TN

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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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