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7 Myths That Contribute to the Stigma Around Addiction

Society & Culture / Men's Interest : The Good Men Project

Addicts and alcoholics are often seen as morally corrupt people who are a lost cause. This is one of the oldest myths in the addiction book. The post 7 Myths That Contribute to the Stigma Around Addiction appeared first on The Good ...

Professional Voices: The Deadly Stigma of Addiction

Health / Addiction : The Fix

Is it possible to separate the disease of addiction from the stigma? Here are 8 life-changing reasons why we should try.

Charles Shaw: Chasing Amy: Prohibition & the Infantilization Of Addiction

News : Huffington Post

Prohibition is as guilty for the death of Amy Winehouse as her addiction. When Amy used drugs she wasn't just indulging, she was breaking the law. There's a huge social stigma behind breaking the law, and it usually means unwanted a...

It Wasn't Addiction That Killed Prince; It Was America's Stigmas About Addiction

News / Independent News : AlterNet

We need to reject the faulty premise that addiction is a shameful moral failing that should be hidden. Opioid addiction and overdose are preventable and treatable. The missed opportunities that could have prevented Prince’s death ar...

Drug deaths: Western drug policies are failing

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

England has a failing national drug policy, shown in a steep rise in drug related deaths since 2012, warn public health experts in The BMJ this week. Oddly, they claim fiscal responsibility and say giving addicts more free housing w...

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