Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D., expert in substance abuse prevention and treatment identifies five myths of addiction below.
Myth 1: Addicted individuals must want help to get help.
Myth 2: Addicted individuals must hit rock bottom before they can get better.
Myth 3: Addicted individuals will quit on their own.
Myth 4: Addiction is a lifestyle choice, and no one has a right to interfere.
Myth 5: Trying to help might make things worse.
Spickard, A. (2019). Five Myths of Addiction. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-craving-brain/201912/five-myths-addiction?fbclid=IwAR1EL3Fb6dw4uMVVRl6fYIKf_VBgeXS0wmdphCK4AfsdJQJSybXhodnI9-c.