“There’s a lot of stigma and misunderstanding with substance use disorders, treatment and recovery. But you should never let social judgment stand in the way of getting your child the help he or she needs and deserves. Here are nine facts to know so you can be better prepared to help your child.”
This post from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a great read! “We need to change language like “junkie,” “addict,” and “alcoholic” if we are to lessen the stigma and negativity that saturates the perception of drug addiction.”
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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids write how parents often feel uncertain and ill-prepared when their son or daughter has completed addiction treatment. Many parents expect their teen or young adult to be “fixed” when he or she finishes a treatment program. Unfortunately, this is not a realistic expectation.
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