Fourth Of July March Looks To Reduce Stigma Of Addiction In Greenbrier County, Beyond

By Robert Bordelon

"Addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction – affecting people without regard to their economic circumstance, their education, their race, their geography, their IQ, or any other factor. Probably a confluence of factors – a potent but unknowable combination of nature and nurture – may or may not lead to addiction," said author David Sheff in his novel "Beautiful Boy."

Despite the twisted equality of opportunity, those afflicted with addiction, both before and during recovery, are often met with a stigma, alienating them from the social society and networks that could help in recovery.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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