Think you know everything you need to know about opioid addiction? Consider these seven myths first.
Myth #1: People with opioid use disorders (addictions) fit a certain profile.
Myth #2: If you can hold down a job, then you’re not addicted.
Myth #3: If you only use prescribed medication, you won’t develop an addiction.
Myth #4: Addiction is the result of personal weakness.
Myth #5: Treatment and recovery support groups don’t work. Drug addicts and alcoholics are a hopeless cause.
Myth #6: If a person relapses, their chances of reaching sustained recovery are slim.
Myth #7: Medication-assisted treatment isn’t true recovery.
Source: PennLive.com – January 4, 2018