For me I think the most misunderstood this is that addiction is a sign of weakness or a sign of decay in one's moral values. Once a person is dependent on a substance, they are dependent and the change that has happened in their brain is a chemical one. There has been a lot of research that has shown this. It wasn't too long ago that people did not think addiction was a disease. I guarantee that a lot of people these days still do not consider it a disease like cancer, heart disease, etc.
I really hope this stigma will change as more and more information and research is done in this area.
Most people confuse the symptoms with the disease. I think the disease is much deeper than what he addict displays.
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