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Stigma of Addiction

The Stigma of Addiction The stigma of addiction is keeping people from asking for help. Stigma is a “mark of disgrace,” it is discrimination against someone for being different than the rest, it is a negative judgment. I’m not sure when being different from everyone else became a bad thing, or why we think badly…

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Am I an Addict?

Am I an addict or am I experimenting? There is a fine line between trying and abusing. So how does good, clean, experimenting become an addiction? Many people don’t even realize they’ve crossed the line between trying and abusing drugs and alcohol. The chances are if you have to ask yourself “am I an addict,”…