BREAKING THE STIGMA OF ADDICTION

“You’re an addict,” the rehab counselor says firmly as she locks eyes with her young client. “And what’s more, you will always be an addict for as long as you live.” Factually, her advice is correct. Addiction is a chronic disease. But does labeling a person “addict” do more harm than good? “Whoa, Jim!” Some of you are shouting at your computer screens right now. “Don’t you agree with the … Read more