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Five Commonly Heard Myths of Addiction


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.


Source

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.


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