Addictions have many misconceptions, even though about one in every 10 Americans above age 12 have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, according to Drug Free. Here are five common misconceptions.
Don’t let these misconceptions stop you from getting the help and treatment that you need to get better.
Misconception #1: Having addictions means you are a weak person.
Misconception #2: People who are addicted could just quit if they wanted to.
Misconception #3: A person must hit rock bottom before getting treatment.
Misconception #4: Someone who has a stable job does not have an addiction.
Misconception #5: People who relapse are never going to get better.
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