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7 Common Myths about Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Myth 1: Addiction is a sign of weakness


Myth 2: Prescription drugs are harmless


Myth 3: Only certain types of people are addicts


Myth 4: Only “hard” drugs are addictive


Myth 5: Drug use always causes addiction


Myth 6: Addiction equals dependence


Myth 7: There’s a 'cure' for addiction


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