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What you need to know about Social Issues:

  • The Economic Costs of Addiction: Were substance abuse a ‘budget category’ it would rank the sixth biggest federal government expense
  • Addiction as Moral Weakness: The stigma of addiction hampers the recovery efforts of too many. Although some may view addiction as a moral failing or form of weakness, doctors and scientists will tell us that it is instead a very treatable brain disease.
  • Treatment Rights: Although you may think that you can’t get time off for treatment, federal law says that you have the right and that your employer can’t stop or sanction you
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Long-Term Effects of Growing Up with Addicted Parents

As we focus on adults in recovery from addiction, we often overlook the needs of their children. In many cases they have to find their own way.

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