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It’s Called Addiction: Let’s Break the Stigma

What are the first three words that come to mind when you think of addiction?

Photo by: Fernando Brasil

You may be thinking: deadbeat, hopeless, and neglectful.

Let me tell you the three words that come to my mind: strength, reliance, and mother.

I’m the daughter of an alcoholic, and that’s not something I’m ashamed of. When people find out my mom is a recovering addict, they look at me like they’ve seen a ghost. It greatly pisses me off!

It’s time to stop acting like addiction is a taboo subject that we can’t talk about.

Addiction is a disease, and it should be treated like one

Would you make offensive or hurtful remarks about someone who had cancer? No, you wouldn’t. So why make asshole comments about addicts?