5 Myths about Addiction that Undermine Recovery

These myths about the addicted stigmatize them and can sabotage interventions.
Published on May 14, 2013 by David Sack, M.D. in Where Science Meets the Steps

Honest, courageous and insightful aren’t words typically used to describe drug addicts. But if given the chance, many addicts end up developing these qualities and contributing to society in a way they never imagined possible. These successes occur in spite of major obstacles, from the ever-present threat of relapse to the pervasive stereotypes addicts encounter along the way. Even with three decades of myth-busting research behind us, some of the most damaging beliefs about addiction remain:

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