Addiction is not a Moral Failure

Mar 16, 2018Commentary, Health

Latent or explicit, the view of addiction as a moral failure is doing real damage. The stigma against addiction is “the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic,” Vox’s German Lopez concluded after a year of reporting on the crisis. To overcome this stigma, we need to first understand it. Why is it so easy to see addiction as a sign of flawed character?

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Reimagining Welfare (Part 2 of 2)

Reimagining Welfare (Part 2 of 2)

CEO Paul Mero wrote a commentary for Utah Politico Hub (second part) outlining some principles and guidelines for a more effective approach to welfare and the safety net. Here's an excerpt: Community-centered, government-supported. . . . Shifting the burden of welfare...

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