Overcoming Addiction Discrimination

STATE EXPERTS AND POLICY-MAKERS ADJOURN PANEL WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON ADDICTION BIAS

The many New Jersey residents with an alcohol or drug addiction, as well as those who are in recovery from this disease, routinely encounter stigma and discrimination. Existing policies, laws, practices and misplaced perceptions undermine acceptance of addiction as a treatable disease and health condition and restrict access to appropriate health care, employment, housing, and public benefits. This powerful report is enhanced by fundamental principles, recommendations, action steps, true stories and testimonials.

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