If Cancer Patients Where Treated Like Addicts

There is a new PSA from First Call that is trying to end the stigma of addiction. Watch this video. What if cancer patients where treated like addicts?

“Frankly, it’s because people are dying and have been dying for a long time,” Susan Whitmore, president and CEO of First Call, said. “People die behind shame all the time and in the last 15 years there’s been substantial research about the fact that substance abuse disorders are brain disorders and that drugs and alcohol change people’s brain chemistry in a way that contributes to the fact that it’s a chronic and progressive disease that needs to be treated.” read full article


One comment

  1. That’s really powerful. I’m​not sure I’m ready to let myself off the hook for my behavior in addiction, but I think this is a wonderful way to start the conversation.


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