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Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Busts 4 Big Addiction Myths
Date:7/29/2014

r regional target. Impoverished inner city kids become addicts; so do suburban multimillionaires and billionaires. People down on their luck and struggling become addicts; so do famous celebrities and athletes who seem to have everything handed to them on a silver platter. Alienated and marginalized people become addicts; so do parents, teachers, police officers, and people who from the outside appear to live normal, functional lives. The point to remember is that addiction is an equal opportunity affliction and in some respects, an epidemic.

3. Myth: Drug Addiction Can’t Occur with a Prescription. Many people mistakenly believe that prescription painkillers, anti-anxiety medication or stimulants are safe because they’re created in a licensed lab and authorized for use by a doctor. These drugs are only safe when used as prescribed, and use must be monitored by a doctor. When it comes to addiction: drugs are drugs. The fact that some are illicit and controlled, while others are available by prescription is beside the point.

4. Myth: Drug Addiction is an Untreatable Disease. Each year across the country, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life get the medically-approved, compassionate treatment they need to break free of addiction and live a happy, healthy sober life. For some this journey is more difficult than others. However, with the right treatment provided by an accredited facility, along with dedication and commitment on behalf of the addict, recovery is not only available and possible – it’s likely and probable.

Added Per Wickstrom: “While all of these myths must be shattered right now, I’d have to say that the fourth one is the most insidious. Drug treatment is definitely possible, and so i
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