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

Article from NPR by Martha Bebinger

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"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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