In our last newsletter we explained the difference between having a “drug problem” and “self-medicating due to a mental illness.” We want to emphasize again; officials and society in general need to stop stigmatizing mental illness. Once that happens, the success rate with helping people with substance abuse issues will skyrocket.
We treat illnesses like heart failure, kidney failure, spinal issues, cancer, etc, without a second thought. We should treat mental illness no differently. It’s an illness, plain and simple.
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