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Addiction Myths

Shattering the Myth of Addiction

MaryBeth Cichocki | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
MaryBeth Cichocki

As a medical professional who has witnessed the horror of addiction from the very beginning of life and through the years of my son's addiction I can say with no uncertainty that there is no truth to the myth of addiction. Addiction is a disease like no other.

A Culture of Denial: Myths About Addicts and Addiction

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

People don't abuse substances because they are bored, looking for stimulation, stressed, or prone to self-medicating. While these are the usual suspects promoted by psychology texts, media, even bloggers, they rarely bear fruit.

Primary Addiction Myths, From Brad Lamm (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

How do you separate myths from reality when it comes to addiction? Addiction specialist and CEO of Change Inc. Brad Lamm shared the top myths in recov...

The Deluded Mantras of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Following are five key ways in which addiction experts demonstrate a detachment from the most self-evident truths about addiction, and what causes their addiction delusions.