Addiction Treatment West Linn OR

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.

A Better Way Counseling Center
(503) 226-9061
818 NW 17th Avenue
Portland, OR
Specialty
Counseling center or practice
Additional Information
Free support groups: one for those suffering from an eating disorder - this group meets every other week; one for sufferers and/or their family and friends (family members may come to this group with or without their loved one who suffers from an eating disorder, and sufferers may come with or without their loved ones) - this group meets monthly every first Friday. Individual, Family and Group counseling for adults and children. We also work closely with physicians and nutritionists.

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Loveland Robert J Phd Pc
(503) 657-9094
1660 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR
 
Christensen, Mr. Joseph F, MA, LMFT
(503) 970-2522
5695 Hood Street
West Linn, OR
 
Tobin, Dr Stephan A
(503) 699-5534
19025 Nixon Avenue
West Linn, OR
 
Altman, Mr. Donald, MA, LPC
(503) 650-2208
1684 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, OR
 
McCoy, Mr. Lewis A., M.A.
(503) 936-3366
5695 Hood Street
West Linn, OR
 
Stopa, Mr. Christopher, MS, MFT
(503) 638-3917
2455 Southwest Gregory Drive
West Linn, OR
 
Ivan, Dr. Anca, PsyD
(503) 650-2240
1800 Blankenship Road Suite 200
West Linn, OR
 
Bryant Nancy R Phd
(503) 655-3505
1785 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR
 
Randall, Dr. Sylvia Adkins, PhD
(503) 686-8409
1609 Willamette Falls Drive Suite 2
West Linn, OR
 
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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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