STIGMA AS AN OBSTACLE TO SUSTAINED RECOVERY
More than 40% of UK households indicate that they don't want to live next door to someone who has been dependent on drugs
While the initiation of recovery is mostly triggered by individual, psychological change and social triggers, sustaining recovery is more strongly predicted by opportunities provided by the community
Unfortunately, people in recovery often experience stigma on a daily basis. By employers who don't want to hire them, by landlords who block them from renting houses, by neighbours who ignore them...
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