It’s Time to Stop Kicking People Out of Addiction TreatmentJanuary 31, 2019
Addiction is a disease and addicts deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect
We are in the midst of a tragic epidemic plowing through our communities. Comparable to a tornado it spins out of control with the sound of a freight train; touching down randomly while leaving behind trails of devastation.
No matter what your belief system it has to be evident that addiction is impacting people everywhere. Addiction touches the lives of not only the addict but all of those in the addict’s life. Even if you feel you have no personal experience with addiction it still impacts you. Like it or not an addict could be anyone you have had contact with in your life. Addiction is an equal opportunity condition. It does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, educational background, religious affiliation or employment status.
Fueled by our belief that addiction is a disease and addicts are good people who deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity and respect State Line provides treatment by embracing, empowering and helping recovering addicts find their purpose.
To help advocate for the people we have the privilege to serve as well as provide definition to the treatment we provide we will be reviewing the following article in segments.
Executive Vice President
Lu Carson, R.N., C.A.R.N., L.S.W.
“ It’s Time to Stop Kicking People Out of Addiction Treatment “
(Written by William L. White, MA, Christy K. Scott, Ph.D., Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D. And Michael G. Boyle, MA).
This is excellent and we recommend reading.
Helping others find their way out is a privilege that those of us who work in this field have the honor of doing. To treat those we serve with dignity and respect lies at the core of what we do.