I don’t ever post anything to do with politicians or politics, but this short 6-minute video from Chris Christie, the Governor of New Jersey, is so very powerful to me that I just really wanted to share it with you all. I truly believe that it is time to treat addiction as a disease and not a moral failing so that so many people still suffering can get the help they need.
“Somehow, if it’s heroin or cocaine or alcohol, we say, ‘They decided it, they’re getting what they deserved.'” – Chris Christie
Christie’s talk on addiction, part of the HuffPost original series ’16 and President, has been viewed more than three million times on Facebook and has been shown repeatedly on cable news. ~ from http://www.huffingtonpost.com. As you can see the views have now climbed to over 4 million.
I don’t really know anything about him or his stance on the political forum. Maybe a bit ignorant on my part. I am by no means endorsing him as a politician but maybe rather as a human. This video is very touching and powerful stand on how addiction and addicts are still viewed. And if the word is getting out about the changes that are so desperately needed when it comes to treatment of those suffering from addiction, than I believe that it is a huge step forward.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this video – is it time to rethink how we view addiction?
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