5 Myths About Addiction that Undermine Recovery

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This article comes from Psychology Today and was written by David Sack M.D. The article addresses five myths about addiction. The full article is available below, what are your thoughts?

Honest, courageous and insightful aren’t words typically used to describe drug addicts. But if given the chance, many addicts end up developing these qualities and contributing to society in a way they never imagined possible. These successes occur in spite of major obstacles, from the ever-present threat of relapse to the pervasive stereotypes addicts encounter along the way. Even with three decades of myth-busting research behind us, some of the most damaging beliefs about addiction remain:

David Sack M.D.

5 Myths About Addiction that Undermine Recovery