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The problem of dangerous and illegal drugs has plagued society for centuries now. A huge part in fighting this battle is education and knowledge. People need to know what the effects are, treatment methods, how to talk to those addicted to the substances, how and where to report the illegal buying and selling of these drugs, and a whole lot more information.
Part of the problem though is that many misconceptions have been floating around, and people have many wrong beliefs when it comes to this issue. When people believe in myths, it puts a damper on fighting the malaise, and can sometimes exacerbate it. Here are two examples of myths on drug abuse and treatment that people should stop believing.
Example 1: People will never get addicted to prescription drugs.
Believing in this myth can cause a person to overdose on pills. Normally, prescription medication isn’t dangerous, but when people become dependent on them, which is very probable, then it has to be stopped.
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Example 2: Drug addicts never recover.
This is a myth that depends more on the person than anything else. There are quite a number of famous people who were hooked on drugs earlier on in their lives, who have since become motivational speakers, going around the country and helping the youth stay away from drugs. Recovery is indeed possible.
Hello there. I’m Heather Taras and I’m well on my way to being a drug counselor because I plan to make a difference any way I can. Learn more about me by subscribing to this Twitter account.