Is the Public Sympathetic to the Heroin Crisis, and How Does News Coverage Affect Stigma?

As recently as 110 years ago or so, heroin was freely available over the counter in many patent medicines. These medicines, and the heroin and other opioids they contained were a common part of everyday life and carried no stigma. The heroin included in the formula for these products was intended to treat pain, colic, …

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What Are 3 Steps to Take When You Feel Old Negative Self Talk Creeping Up?

Negative self-talk is quite common among many people, but addicts often face this condemnation on many levels. Cultural abuse of those who suffer from addiction, as well as personal experiences with verbal abuse, leave recovering and active addicts feeling particularly battered no matter where they are in the recovery process. For those who suffered any …

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What Are 5 Vital Things to Keep in Mind when Creating a Supportive Environment for Loved Ones After Rehab?

Few things are scarier than watching someone you love battle addiction. If this is an experience that you’ve recently had, then you know that there are also few things more heart-wrenching. Having a spouse, friend, or family member successfully complete drug or alcohol rehab is an incredible step towards a brighter, healthier, and more fulfilling …

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