A team of experts dismantle myths surrounding medication-assisted treatment, detox and addiction.
It’s 2017, but there’s still plenty of ignorance to go around. Namely, when it comes to discussing and understanding substance use disorders, long-held beliefs about these issues often come from a place of fear and prejudice.
In a new report by the Cincinnati Enquirer, experts in the field of substance use disorder and mental health take on four common myths about addiction:
- Myth 1: Addiction is not a disease.
- Myth 2: If someone addicted to heroin wants to stop using, they should just detox.
- Myth 3: Using methadone or buprenorphine is just trading a drug for a drug.
- Myth 4: It’s their fault, or their parents’ fault, that they are addicted to heroin.
Read more at: https://www.thefix.com/four-addiction-myths-shattered
Source: TheFix.com – November 30, 2017