David Van Der Velde on Stigma and Addiction Recovery

David Van Der Velde on Stigma and Addiction Recovery
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“Regardless of the path you or your loved one take to find a long-term recovery solution from substance use disorder, compassion and forgiveness as the watchwords will help all involved find lasting recovery.”

This is from Awakening Recovery’s Executive Director and Co-Founder David Van Der Velde’s recently published article on Thrive Global about the negative role that stigma plays in the process of people getting the help they need and is available.

A common misunderstanding is the perception of a substance use disorder as a “moral weakness.” The resulting stigma is compounded by the idea that therapy, education and medications can always fix the problem.

Read the entire article on Thrive Global here.