Gateway Foundation Reducing Addiction Stigma and Improving Access To Treatment

Reducing Addiction Stigma and Improving Access To Treatment

More than 23 million Americans struggle with drug or alcohol use disorders, yet only about 25 percent receive any treatment. This stems, in part, from society’s misconception of substance use disorder as a moral failing. This attitude can result in shame, or stigma, reducing the chance people struggling with substance use disorder will reach out for help. Following treatment,…