How Addiction Stigma Prevents People From Getting Help


By Sara Moore

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The doctor believed that people with addictions are sneaky and dishonest, and maybe this is why. My treatment has repeatedly been delayed or denied because I’ve been honest. Do other people have to lie to get medical care?

My name is Sara and I am 28 years old. I grew up in a two-parent household with a loving family, had excellent grades in high school, and graduated from college. I currently work full time. I love children, nature, animals, family, and my many friends.

Self-Medicating with Opioids

I have also struggled with depression, anxiety, and OCD since I was in my early teens. At age 18, my life was changed forever when I was…click here to continue readingĀ