There are many myths and misconceptions about substance use disorders, treatment, and recovery. Some of them are well-meaning, others are wishful thinking, while still others are ignorant and judgmental. Misconceptions about addiction and recovery add to the stigma of addiction … Read More
Do You Become a Different Person in Recovery?
People struggling with substance use issues face many barriers to recovery, the majority of which are internal. These individuals may have trouble admitting that they have a problem or asking for help. Maybe they fear the stigma of having a … Read More
What Makes People Finally Get Help for Addiction?
There are many reasons people resist seeking help for addiction. One of the biggest reasons is that they don’t believe that they need it. Forms of self-manipulation, including rationalization and justification, convince them that they don’t really drink and/or use … Read More
Blame Evolution: Shame And Stigma Happen Because Addiction Makes People Feel Sick
How could you do that to yourself? We have heard our family members say with a look of disgust on their face. Addiction isn’t pretty. Under the intoxicating influence of drugs and alcohol, we do things that are offensive to … Read More