Anonymity of addiction hurts more than it helps

  • Article by: Maura Casey , Hartford Courant
  • Updated: January 2, 2013 - 10:31 AM

The of advocacy by people in recovery has enabled a treatment system to take shape that has, too often, criminalized addiction instead of treating it as a public health issue.

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trudgeJan. 2, 1311:03 AM

Without anonymity, many folks would not seek treatment or go to AA. Addiction is not criminalized, criminal behavior is and always should be criminalized. Consequences. Lastly, Successful treatment programs integrate with AA groups so the people getting treatment transition into a lifelong program. Keep things the way they are.

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FrankLJan. 2, 13 3:44 PM

The author is using the wrong analogy. The 30 day treatment is like going in for knee surgery. Once you get out, it is up to you to follow-up on rehab.

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