Identifying Stigmas of Alcoholics Currently in and “Graduated” from the Treatment Process
Many addiction researchers understand alcoholism to be a disease that is in the same group with mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and hypertension. In contrast, United States society views alcoholism to be an individual choice to become a dependent user. Several stereotypes and stigmas are attributed to individuals experiencing alcoholism at different points in their recovery process. (Ljubičić et al., 2013; Miller, 1993; Schomerus et al., 2010).