Substance abuse is not a subject that many people feel comfortable talking about. That could be because they know someone who is addicted to a particular drug, they have been an addict in the past, or they are with someone, or have a family member, who is currently in the midst of substance abuse patterns. Basically, this is a subject which has a huge stigma attached to it.
That stigma needs knocking down.
The biggest barrier to someone getting the treatment and support they need is the fact they feel unable to reach out and ask for help in the first place. If this stigma wasn’t around, if people didn’t feel this way, more and more people suffering from the grips of addiction would be able to free themselves and get back to a healthier, happier, and brighter life.
It can be done.