Stigma of addiction
Our society has a stigma against addiction, which is the idea that people who abuse drugs or alcohol despite the consequences are weak or morally deficient and that they choose to be addicts. This notion is incorrect.
Because of this stigma, many addicts deal with the guilt and shame associated with their substance use, which frequently keeps them from receiving the necessary care. In truth, people with addictions are just like everyone else. Anyone can become addicted. People of every race, age, gender, and social or economic class are impacted.
The anatomical structure and physiological processes of the brain are changed by the chronic disease of addiction, which also affects behaviour.