PBS NewsHour

Stigma of Addiction Reduces Chances of Getting 'Clean'

Clip: 04/04/2013 | 6m 10s

In his new book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy," writer and journalist David Sheff outlines a slew of reasons why society and addiction treatment programs have largely failed to help 20 million people struggling with the disease. He explains that the stigma of addiction is one of the root causes for ineffective treatment and support.

Aired: 04/04/13

Rating: NR

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