Fort Collins, CO - Leading Addiction support non-profit Addiction Advocates has launched a scathing attack on the media, criticizing the way they treat people suffering from addictions. Their anger and frustrations are focused on the way the various media outlets portray addiction. This perpetuates negative perceptions, rather than supporting people battling to regain their lives, putting yet more obstacles in the way of recovery.
It is no secret that bad news sells, and the easy and profitable path taken by the media is to publish headlines that exacerbate the problem and drive a further wedge between people suffering addiction and the general public. The full article which includes all of the arguments and reasons behind the anger and frustration can be read here.
“Battling the problems of addiction is one of the toughest challenges known to mankind,” said Marcus Hansen, a spokesperson for Addiction Advocates. “ Rather than assist addicts, by reporting stories in a kind and compassionate way, the media only want to highlight the negative aspects. People suffering from addictions need support and encouragement, which is what Addiction Advocates continually focus on, but it feels like we are continually fighting against the media. This makes our jobs much more challenging and serves no positive purpose whatsoever. The media is supposed to report the facts, in a calm and non-judgemental fashion, but the reality is totally different.”
Addiction Advocates is a non-profit organization offering support and help to anyone suffering from the problems of addiction. This includes the person themselves, friends and family members, many of whom suffer in silence as one of the side-effects of addiction. By tackling the issues in a holistic way, everyone involved in the situation can receive the help and support they deserve both individually and as a group.
If you are interested in the work of the Addiction Advocates or would be interested in learning more, visit their website at addictionadvocates.com
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