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Brand Selvia

My thoughts on Ivy Trace

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 10:58 AM
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  • Alcoholics and addicts are Stigma words.......Examples of Stigma

    Recent interviews with people in recovery from opioid addiction report the following examples of stigma*:

    Hurtful words and labels, including junkie, loser, thief, druggie, abuser and addict

    Comments, such as “Once a junkie, always a junkie” or “You’re not fit to be a parent”

    Perceptions, including:

    Addiction is a personal choice (when in fact it’s a disease)

    Addiction is a sign of human weakness, or a lack of morals or willpower

    Addiction is the result of poor parenting.

    People in recovery with children have experienced other parents unwilling to let their children play at their schoolmate’s homes

    Some communities view addiction as a crime, an act that must be penalized, versus a disease that needs treatment

    People known to local law enforcement have reported being “profiled”

    Addiction is a Disease

    -- Posted by Sheila Holloway on Sun, Sep 9, 2018, at 12:17 AM
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