Home of New Vision wrote -
For much of the past century, experts studying substance use grappled in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions about the nature of addiction. When scientists began to study addictive behavior in the 1930s, people addicted to alcohol, opioids, and other drugs, were thought to be morally flawed and lacking in willpower. Those views shaped society’s response to substance use and co-occurring disorders (substance use coupled with mental health disorders), treating them as moral failings rather than chronic health issues. This led to an emphasis on punishment and stigma, rather than prevention and treatment.
Addiction is the most underfunded chronic health issue in the United States. No one would choose to have this brain disease. Imagine losing everything that is important to you. Add the darkness of guilt, shame, and depression or another undiagnosed mental illness. These issues only compound the problem.
Take a moment and visualize how horrible that must feel…
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, eclipsing traffic accidents and gun deaths. A record number of persons with substance use and co-occurring disorders need your help. Home of New Vision helps individuals get past the barriers that keep them from obtaining freedom from their substance use disorders and work through the core issues that are holding them back. Did you know there is a stronger link between childhood trauma and addiction than there is between obesity and diabetes? This means that the war on drugs is a war on traumatized people who just need help. We must end the shame, stigma and community denial that surrounds addiction and recognize it for the devastating health issue that it is.
Did you know there is a stronger link between childhood trauma and addiction than obesity and diabetes? This means that the war on drugs is a war on traumatized people that just need help. We must end the shame, stigma and community denial that surrounds addiction and recognize it for the devastating health issue that it is and help more people get into treatment.
This year Home of New Vision is participating in the Holiday Challenge to support the needs of people suffering with addiction and families coping with this heath problem. Your generosity will help provide essential services including housing, individual and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, outreach, education and so much more. So please join with us and be a part of the Crowdrise Holiday Challenge that will help us continue to offer hope and treatment to each individual that comes into the care of Home of New Vision