1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email
Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

What Not to Say About Addiction

By January 16, 2013

Follow me on:

As some of the most misunderstood health conditions around today, people living with addictions of all kinds have to put up with ignorant comments from family, healthcare workers, and even the media.

If you are living with an addiction, you've probably got some real clangers to share.

Share the stupidest thing you've heard someone say about addiction.

If you know someone with an addiction, here are five things not to say to someone with a drug addiction.

And although it is shocking and sad that so many people get it wrong, here is what not to say to someone who has lost an addicted loved one.

No comments yet. Leave a Comment
Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.