The Addict Next Door By Kristen Hannum Essay

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Who comes to mind when you think of a drug addict? Someone you know may not be the first person you think of. Kristen Hannum is the author of "The addict Next Door" (2015). The author has written this article to portray the different stages of drug addiction and possible treatment. In this article, Pope Francis talks about his stance on illegal drug usage and the use of other narcotics to help with the addiction. So, should an addict be given a substitute drug to overcome another addiction? In all honesty, it depends on who you ask. Pope Francis does not think so according to this article. Treatment for drug addiction has significantly changed in the past several decades. The author begins by describing how Pope Francis does not believe in medicating a person who is addicted. This form of treatment may be seen as a substitute for the other drug. Although this may be true, this method is debatable to many. Some believe that today 's substitute drugs are trying to influence the addict in a more positive manner. They may help lessen the urge for stronger drug usage later on.
Personally, I do not agree with medicated drug treatments. My sister has been a drug addict for over 15 years. She has been in multiple in and outpatient rehabilitation centers. Gone to countless meetings. Also, numerous "substitute" drugs have been given to her. As a result, this just led to another addiction and another drug that she had to have.
Addiction does not discriminate. No…

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