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Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change." - Eric McCormack In doing my research for this blog, I came across an...

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Stigma: Dealing with the Family

Stigma: Dealing with the Family

"Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle; the other two sides are shame and stigma." - Germaine Greer I remember one of the most shameful days of my life as if it were yesterday. I was in my late twenties living in North Philadelphia. The Bad Lands. Crack cocaine had...

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Addiction is not a Moral Deficiency

Addiction is not a Moral Deficiency

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” ― Albert Einstein It's very easy to say alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease not a moral issue if you have personal experience battling with it. It's...

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