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5 Misconceptions about Addiction that can be barriers to Recovery

 Many of the thoughts regarding addiction or individuals suffering from substance use disorder are not based in fact or science, but rather in old beliefs, biases or stigma. It is imperative that we begin seeing addiction for what it is: a public health issue, a healthcare issue and that individuals suffering from addiction are not “bad” or “morally corrupt” people but rather people suffering from a complex, chronic, progressive brain disease that often presents in poor or misguided attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. However, just like other chronic, progressive illnesses, with the proper and appropriate treatment and support, those suffering from addiction can be treated and recover. In order to change the way society looks at addiction, we need to examine misconceptions that occur regarding addiction that for sufferers can often be a barrier to recovery. 

 

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