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This Thinker Says Dependancy Stigma Prevents Restoration

Unfounded stigmas and stereotypes can block access to addiction treatment. Thousands of people are unnecessarily dying because we misinterpret how those struggling with addiction think, according to a philosopher, German Lopez. After a year of reporting on the crisis, Lopez claims the stigma against addiction “is the single biggest reason America is failing in its […]

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How and Why Did the Stigma of Dependancy Start?

Here’s a brief history on addiction stigma and tips on how we can end it. Chemical dependency can be defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease – one that’s characterized by a compulsive need to seek and use a substance. While treatment professionals and small part of the general population see substance abuse this way, […]

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