Alcoholism Rehab Hood River OR

Alcoholism is a disease. Many people don't have enough knowdledge about it to see it that way...instead they see it as a self-inflicted burden. People who don't have the understanding of the addiction tend to look down on others for this disease, because perhaps they think it is the choice of the alcoholic to have a drinking problem or not.

Mid Columbia Center for Living
(541) 386-2620
1610 Woods Court
Hood River, OR

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(509) 493-3400
251 Rhine Village Drive
White Salmon, WA

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Mid Columbia Center for Living
(541) 296-5452
419 East 7th Street
The Dalles, OR

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Crossroads Behavioral Health
(509) 427-7100
77 SW Russel Avenue
Stevenson, WA

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Schmidt, Elizabeth
(503) 353-8599
6400 SE Lake Rd. Suite 285
Milwaukie, OR

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Providence Gorge Counseling and
(541) 387-6138
814 13th Street
Hood River, OR

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Crossroads
(541) 296-9805
414 Washington Street
The Dalles, OR

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Skamania County Counseling Center
(509) 427-3850
683 SW Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, WA

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Genesis Recovery Center
(541) 955-5569
1505 NW Washington Boulevard
Grants Pass, OR

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(541) 543-3262
401 E.10th Ave Suite 200
Eugene, OR

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Seacrette Nolan

Friday, September 14, 2007 Alcoholism is a disease. Many people don't have enough knowdledge about it to see it that way...instead they see it as a self-inflicted burden. People who don't have the understanding of the addiction tend to look down on others for this disease, because perhaps they think it is the choice of the alcoholic to have a drinking problem or not. It's not that simple, to just "not drink". That doesn't solve the problem. It is, however, the alcoholic's responsibility to get help.

Some people have more of an addictive nature than others. Alcoholism is hereditary; passed on from generation to generation, much like heart disease. Alcholics suffer from an actual change in chemicals in their brain (like other addicts). It changes the way a person behaves, thinks, and reacts to situations...even when they are sober. It takes a while for the recovering alcoholic to obtain sane, healthy thinking. And even then they continue to battle cravings, urges and relapses.

There are various extremes of alcoholism, which seems to depend on how long an individual lets the disease control their life. The effects of it varies from person to person, because everyone is different as human beings to a certain extent. However, the problem for all alcholics is one in the same. They have an addiction....

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