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Why Addiction Stigma Stops Patients from Seeking Treatment

Clip: Season 45 Episode 12 | 1m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Nearly 20 million Americans are struggling with addiction, yet over 90% of them will not receive treatment, in large part due to the stigma surrounding the disease. One way to destigmatize addiction is to change the language that we use to describe it, starting now.

Aired: 09/25/18

Rating: NR

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