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Opioid Bill Reframes Addiction As A Health Problem, Not A Crime

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by marydawn, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. marydawn

    marydawn Administrator Community Listener

  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Addiction should definitely be treated as a health problem, not a criminal one. People struggling with addiction are not bad people trying to be good; they are sick people trying to get well. Punishing them only adds to the stigma and destroys their hope and sense of self-worth.
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