Stigma: Overcoming the Effects

October 4, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

I recall someone telling me he could be patient as long as he knew that eventually he’d get what he wanted. Well, it’s easy to be patient then. The trick is to have patience when you don’t know the outcome.

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Stigma Makes People Feel Inferior

October 3, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Here we arrive at the core of stigma: the alleged inferiority of the person with alcoholism based on weakness of will. But alcoholic people aren’t weak-willed; if they were, it would be much easier to convince them to seek help.

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Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help

October 2, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcoholism is stigmatized. So is drug addiction. So is mental illness. And that’s an important obstacle to recovery.

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Can I Help My Boyfriend Stop Drinking?

September 22, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Once someone with alcoholism acknowledges the need for professional help, even insincerely, the biggest obstacle is gone.

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