January 7, 2019

Addiction IS Your Fault

For weeks, the ad above (specific contact information removed) has appeared in major newspapers. Saying that “ADDICTION IS NOT YOUR FAULT” is dangerous because it connotes an underlying assumption. If you’re an addict, don’t blame yourself. I agree that shaming people won’t necessarily help them overcome an addiction. They’re already shamed by their dependency and heaping more guilt on them won’t help. But completely letting them off the hook …

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