Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids

Article from NPR by Martha Bebinger

two figures embracing as an example of empathy
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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