Read this article. It sheds and interesting light on social stigma of substance use. What the writer appears to convey is how communities and Society grovel’s for those caught up in addiction to change. What we tend to forget is that many do enter treatment. Many do engage in changing their lifestyle, yet we seem to think that’s it. However, as pointed out in this article what has not changed is the social perspective and perception needing to be changed.
Having been through rehab twice now for addiction to cocaine, I have learnt that as an addict you need to change the way we think.
But how can the addict be expected to change the way they think when society won’t change the way they think about addicts?
Albert Einstein knew a thing or two about stuff, and it was him that said “The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
When I think about how society still perceives and treats addiction of any sort its still massively taboo, extremely judgmental and almost prehistoric. Over the past 100 years nothing has changed and the results haven’t improved.
The number of users are increasing, the types of drugs and stimulants are becoming more readily available and cheaper so we cant expect things to change from a sociological standpoint so surely the way…
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