Addiction Counseling Programs Williston ND

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!

Family Recovery Home
(701) 774-9625
126 West Broadway
Williston, ND

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Mercy Recovery Center
(701) 774-7409
1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND

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Mercy Recovery Center
(701) 774-7409
1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND

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Parshall Resource Center
(701) 862-3682
104 South Main Street
Parshall, ND

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Native American Resource Center
(701) 774-0461x117
Main Street Trenton
Trenton, ND

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Basin Alcohol and Drug Services
(701) 774-0122
322 Main Street
Williston, ND

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Native American Resource Center
(701) 774-0461x117
Main Street Trenton
Trenton, ND

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Lake Region Human Service Center
(701) 665-2200
200 Highway 2 SW
Devils Lake, ND

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Centre Inc
(701) 237-9340x115
123 15th Street North
Fargo, ND

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Home On The Range
(701) 872-3745x109
16351 I-94
Sentinel Butte, ND

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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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