Addiction Treatment Saint Joseph MO

When addiction grips a person, they become cocooned in their own existence, The outside world becomes alien, so they disassociate themselves from it, even their family.

Family Guidance Center For Behavioral Healthcare
(816) 364-6720
510 Francis St # 200
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Family Guidance Center for Behavioral Healthcare
(816) 236-2398
724 N 22nd St
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Kozminski Linda Msw Lcsw
(816) 676-1500
1009 W Saint Maartens Dr
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Adams Diana MS LCSW
(816) 232-0077
501 S 36th St
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Meier New Life Clinics - St. Louis Outpatient and Day Program
(314) 849-2120
9717 Landmark Parkway Drive
St. Louis, MO
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Counseling center or practice
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Meier Clinics has been providing answers to life's problems since 1976 through a wide array of mental health care programs. Our programs are unique as we treat the whole person?emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All of our clinical staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, addiction counselors, dieticians, etc.) are committed Christians who are fully credentialed and professionally trained. They are dedicated to providing a safe environment

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Out of Egypt: Life Recovery
(816) 287-0017
2536 N. 26th
St. Joseph, MO
 
Change Pointe
(816) 279-7093
2212 Lovers Ln
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Christensen Counseling Services
(816) 364-3476
3805 Oakland Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
 
Meier New Life Clinics - Columbia Outpatient
(573) 446-9665
2503 West Ash Street
Columbia, MO
Specialty
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Meier Clinics has been providing answers to life's problems since 1976 through a wide array of mental health care programs. Our programs are unique as we treat the whole person?emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All of our clinical staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, addiction counselors, dieticians, etc.) are committed Christians who are fully credentialed and professionally trained. They are dedicated to providing a safe environment

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Committee for Professional Counselors
(573) 751-0018
3605 Missouri Boulevard P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO
 
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Why a Person Becomes an Addict

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Why a Person Becomes an Addict

Danielle Morgan

Friday, September 14, 2007 They are many reasons to why a person becomes addicted to drugs.

They can be from very different back rounds.

Drugs affect people in many different ways, but one thing they can share, is a very powerful addiction to a drug they no longer have control of.

There are many physiological and physical problems that can affect a drug user, as a result of their drug use, here are some of the effects,

Paranoia,

Depression,

Low self esteem,

withdrawal symptoms - IE, muscle cramps, sweating, bowel problems, nausea, pain and many more.

Anxiety,

Self loathing,

Personality disorders,

Hallucinations,

These a just a few to mention, and as you can imagine, one would be enough to deal with, let alone five or all, which is very much a possibility.

As i mentioned, there are people that become addicted for many different reasons. Here are a few example,

- Emotional trauma, wanting to escape from recent or past traumatic experience

-Recreational use, which leads to addiction,

-Peer pressure, wanting to fit in, or pressure from partners, or family members,

-Curiosity, wanting to get high.

There are many reasons, but the outcomes are all pretty much alike.

When addiction grips a person, they become cocooned in their own existence, The outside world becomes alien, so they disassociate themselves from it, even their family.

It becomes a desperate life, for as their tolerance grow so does the cost,which leads to criminal activity's.

For many this leads to prison, but it only deters a few, but i believe a person has to wan,t to change, you can not force them.

For the loved ones trying to help, with no outcome its little wonder they call, heroine and crack cocaine "The Devils Drug".

They deeper one falls into the devils web, the harder it is to escape its grasp.

The word "reality" becomes an enemy, for one of the reasons their tolerance grows, is beca...

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