The Stigma Of Addiction: How Do I Break It?

The Stigma Of Addiction: How Do I Break It?

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What is Alcoholism? In 1956, alcoholism was classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. The definition of a disease is “a quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or a group of people.” The AMA’s conclusion is fitting to say the least. Today, alcoholism is a part of a much larger epidemic - the disease of addiction. Unlike physical ailments, alcohol addiction has become a serious societal issue, one plagued by stigmas and stereotypes. People often say, “Addicts are weak, they just need to toughen up and quit,” or, “Addicts are liars, burnouts and waste of space,” and “Addicts are bad people and criminals.” All too often these types of judgmental statements are spoken. The purpose of this article is to give the reader a glimpse…
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