Nonetheless, in most instances it’s an a priori resistance rooted in fear, rather than legitimate objections.
Too many doctors worry about “those people” showing up in the waiting room. They don’t particularly want to be known as a resource for the addicted.
…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.
…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…
Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.
I fear they’re regular Americans, like some of us, except for their twisted attitudes and beliefs about addiction.
When you’re addicted, it’s probably more correct to say that your addiction is abusing you. And will continue to do so if allowed.
Having read the research, I’m confident it’s not just a matter of decision-making, or willpower, or even depression.
Shame always plays a role. Not just the shame of discovery, but the shame of having a problem in the first place.
Politicians are often accused of flip-flopping, but they may see themselves as representing the will of the voters.