5 Things Kids Need To Hear About Addiction
5 Things Kids Need To Hear About Addiction
December 28, 2021

By Sarah West

Original Source: normantranscript.com

As a kid, most drug and alcohol education came from a one-week unit in my health class each year.

While well-intentioned, it wasn’t enough for me to understand addiction within my own family. Knowing millions of kids are growing up like I did, here are the messages I wish I’d heard:

1. It’s not a moral issue

Growing up, the only time I saw portrayals of addicts was as criminals on the news, or in tabloids at the grocery store publicly shaming celebrities following overdoses, arrests and rehab stints.

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