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Can You Trust A Person With Substance Disorder?

NEWS - 10 truths HUFF POST

You have seen many articles about how people who have a substance use disorder lie and manipulate others.  These articles warn against trusting or believing a person with an addiction. This article will present a more compassionate viewpoint that pulls from many years of working as a counselor with very honest people who have suffered from and very frequently overcome serious substance use disorders….

…In over 20 years of experience working with individuals who use substances in a way that causes harm,  most individuals I have known, abstaining or actively using, defy these stereotypes.  This article focuses on the strengths of these individuals through the truths they tell. 

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In your comments, please show respect for each other and do not give advice. Please consider that your choice of words has the power to reduce stigma and change opinions (ie, "person struggling with substance use" vs. "addict", "use" vs. "abuse"...)