NAMA Recovery of Tennessee | The Tennessee Statewide & Northwestern Georgia Chapter of NAMA-R

3.10.2016

We Can Treat Addiction, But It’s Harder to Treat Stigma

We Can Treat Addiction, But It’s Harder to Treat Stigma

By: Zac Talbott


Addiction is complicated. It is incredibly difficult for each person who is trying to get through it to the other side. It is tough on their families. It is also a disease. It is a health issue. Sadly, that fact is too often forgotten by those who develop policy. Right now, Tennessee is embroiled in a debate about the fetal assault law, a policy that threatens pregnant women and mothers who have used drugs as a type of scare tactic to try to get them to seek treatment.