man wonders about the stigmas against functioning addicts

The Stigmas Against Functioning Addicts

There are many stigmas around addiction. There are many situations in which a person feels unable to communicate their need for help. You may not think that you can break away from life and that you need to keep focusing on what’s in front of you rather than your addiction. High-functioning addicts are individuals that…

the old definition of addiction with it's addiction stigma

Battling Addiction Stigma

Addiction is unlike any other disease, and addicts are people who are totally out of control. At least, that’s what it seems the rest of the world believes when they talk about substance abuse problems and addiction stigma. With the exception of sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse is perhaps the most stigmatized health condition that exists today.…