They’re not weak.
They’re not unmotivated.
They aren’t suffering from a lack of willpower.
They’re suffering from addiction.
Kenny House, substance abuse counselor at Coastal Horizons, said common misconceptions about people suffering from substance abuse are that they’re weak, unmotivated and lack willpower.
But these ideas are untrue.
“The flip side of that misconception is that addiction really is best described as a brain disease expressed in compulsive behavior,” House explained.