DISEASE, NOT CRIME

Changing perceptions about drug addiction

Drug addicts are scorned by society yet they are sick and need help

In Summary

• Scientifically, drug addiction is a disease, but ignorance leads to punishing the victims

• Reachout Centre is trying to create awareness to stop stigma and help addicts recover

Drug addicts have long been viewed as morally flawed and indisciplined members of the society, leading to an emphasis on punishment rather than prevention and treatment.

Society has failed to ...

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