Drug addiction draws more negative feelings than mental illness

posted Oct 12, 2014, 12:51 AM by kumar k
Drug addiction draws more negative feelings than mental illness While both are treatable health conditions, stigma of drug addiction much more pronounced, seen as 'moral failing.'

People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don't support insurance, housing, and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Read more
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