Addiction is not a Moral Failure

Addiction is not a Moral Failure

Latent or explicit, the view of addiction as a moral failure is doing real damage. The stigma against addiction is “the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic,” Vox’s German Lopez concluded after a year of reporting on the crisis. To overcome this stigma, we need to first understand it. Why is it so easy to see addiction as a sign of flawed character?

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Tags: Drug addiction, medication-assisted treatments, needle exchange programs, stigma,

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