Stigma surrounds addiction like an impenetrable veil. It undoubtedly causes harm and slows our progress towards effectively addressing addiction and overcoming it. How do we reduce this stigma?
I didn’t have an answer the first time I was faced with that question either. In actuality, that question haunted me even before I entered treatment. I was terrified because I didn’t know who I was without drugs anymore. And, maybe you’re feeling the same way.
Opioid addiction and abuse has taken over the United States and the state of Michigan is looking to help overcome the drug epidemic with effective rehab.