As National Recovery Month, now in its 29th year, comes to an end, Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center continues its work to shatter the myths about substance abuse disorders and addiction. With a spotlight on addiction, it is no surprise that over time the public’s perceptions and understanding of this disease have morphed to include several misconceptions and assumptions. Misinformation can perpetuate the stigma associated with this disease.
“The topic of drug addiction is plagued by myths and misperceptions that have been developed and engrained in our culture and undermine recovery,” said Robin Parsons, chief clinical officer at Fairbanks. “These myths are crippling to those who suffer with drug addiction and make it much harder for individuals to seek out treatment and then transition back to a normal life in recovery,” Parsons added. “Proper education on drug addiction is key. When families, friends, employers and acquaintances understand the disease, they better understand their loved ones and help strengthen the recovery process.”
In an effort to help stop the stigma, Fairbanks is responding to these top myths with the facts.
About Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center
Located in Indianapolis, Ind., Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center is a nonprofit addiction and recovery center that provides treatment and hope for men, women and adolescents who are committed to living the life of recovery. Fairbanks is one of the oldest independent addiction and recovery centers in America. With over 70 years of experience, Fairbanks is dedicated to its mission to inspire hope and transform lives as the experts in addiction, focused on recovery. Visit the website fairbankscd.org for more information.