stigma of addiction

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction Recovery
December 2, 2019

Stigma Still Impacts Every Part of Addiction Recovery

In case those affected can’t feel it every day, it’s been confirmed that stigma is present in all areas of addiction recovery….

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Stigma represents a serious challenge to those seeking addiction treatment.
November 20, 2018

The Role of Stigma in Addiction and Relapse

Imagine you’re in dire need of serious medical treatment— you’re in an incredible amount of pain, you have infected wounds, you can…

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Jeff Tweedy's New Memoir Discusses Addiction and Trauma
November 19, 2018

Wilco Frontman Jeff Tweedy’s Addiction and Trauma Discussed in New Memoir

At Recovery Unplugged, we discuss at length the power of music to alter mood, improve our day and enrich our emotional experiences….

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Vaping Addiction A Growing Problem among Teens
November 15, 2018

Is Vaping Addiction a Threat to Teens?

Over the past few years, the advent of the vape pen and e-cigarette has changed the way that society approaches nicotine consumption….

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Attending National Recovery Month Events in Your Area
September 6, 2018

Finding National Recovery Month Events in Your Area

National Recovery Month 2018 is in full swing and communities all over the country are mobilizing to organize events and help spread…

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National Recovery Month 2020
September 1, 2018

It’s Officially National Recovery Month: Get Involved Now

Today marks the start of National Recovery Month, an event started by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to…

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Pursuing and Maintaining Dignity in Addiction Recovery
July 30, 2018

Pursuing and Maintaining Dignity in Addiction Recovery

It takes a tremendous amount of courage and dignity to acknowledge and seek help for drug or alcohol addiction; however, it may…

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Addicted Veterans
November 10, 2017

The Never-Ending War: Examining the Plight of Addicted Veterans

Objectively speaking, it’s hard to think of circumstances more treacherous than the battlefield during an active armed conflict; the deafening blasts of…

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The Relationship between Addiction and Poverty
August 3, 2016

The Relationship between Addiction and Poverty

According to the United States Census, approximately 45 million Americans live below the poverty line. Meanwhile, it is estimated that just over…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center 7 Rappers That Struggle with Addiction
February 25, 2016

7 Rappers That Struggle with Addiction

No one is safe from addiction. More than 23 million Americans aged 12 or older — or 9.2 percent of the population — have abused drugs in the past month, according to the most recent 2012 data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Alcohol abuse is just as prevalent in 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults.

While some superstars are able to overcome addiction and clean up their acts quietly and swiftly, it takes others years of struggle. In “the rap game” it is prevalent and even glorified but addiction is even a problem for them.

Here are 7 Rappers that you may or may not have known have issues with addiction. Here is what they had to say about their addiction:…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Addiction Perception – Then and Now
December 18, 2015

Addiction Perception – Then and Now

From the start of the 1900s we have demonized addiction. In the 1950s (just like now) heroin use was a hot topic….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Addiction Stigma and Understanding
October 22, 2015

Addiction Stigma and Understanding

“Why the bigotry, why the stigma, why the shame when we almost all have a version of this disease? We’re all using something to deal with the pain and suffering of being human…Why are we a nation that waits for a person to break before anyone even seems to give a shit? Today, I realize my greatest gift in life was discovering my mental illness so I could recover and help others along the way” – Joey Pantoliano

How do we change the way we look at addiction? It seems as our country’s drug problem expands that we need to shift focus away from stigmatization and toward encouraging a life of recovery, so that recovery becomes more accessible. We need to greet substance abuse with more compassion, eliminating the idea of treatment as punishment. Our views are based on the old concept of the War on Drugs of the 70s and 80s which viewed drug use as a crime leading to punishment as the only acceptable response. This has left us with an awful view of addiction stigma….

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