STIGMA OF ADDICTION
Some people are able to maintain the appearance of productivity for quite a while after they become addicted. This ability has generated the myth of the high-functioning addict. Is there really such a thing?
The stigma surrounding addiction does nothing to actually help the problem and only perpetuates the very thing it claims to oppose.
Addiction in America will not be resolved until we break away from stigma and start looking at addicts as people worthy of help.