Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids
Article from NPR by Martha Bebinger
Choose Empathy Over Tough Love
"More compassion in the home fits the shift away from criminalizing addiction — toward accepting and treating it as a chronic medical condition. If a child had cancer, parents "wouldn't disengage with them or be angry with them," says Botticelli. "So I do think it aligns our scientific understanding that addiction is a disease and not a moral failure."
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