Congress is now singing the song that addiction is a disease, rather than a moral failing. Why the change in tune? Research on addiction has improved, and the new focus on the root cause of opioid addiction - often legal pain pills, inappropriately prescribed - have shifted the conversation. Still, the biggest health problem facing our nation is the stigma against addiction, according to Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Here’s why shame and stigma kill, and how we can all change that picture.
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