The stigma of addiction is a deadly perception that prevents millions of people from seeking treatment for their substance use disorder (SUD). Although addiction is a brain disease that requires treatment, the stigma fosters fear of reaching out for help, ultimately costing lives. For those in recovery, for those with a loved one with SUD, for anyone with a passion for supporting successful treatment and recovery, it is essential that we all work together to combat and erase the stigma.
Recovery is a reality for more than 20 million Americans. By erasing the stigma of addiction, millions more will find the courage and support needed to find hope in recovery by seeking out treatment for their disease. Here is how you can help break the stigma and save lives:
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