Are Drug Addicts Bad People?

Many people think of those who abuse substances as “bad people”.  But are they bad? Or, is the drug environment transforming them from a good person into a person who makes bad decisions and choices with poor outcomes? Listen to a group of recovering addicts talk about their opinions.

Discussion Guide:

Do you believe that people who are addicted to illegal drugs are bad?

How does one become good or bad?

When you were actively abusing drugs, did your choices and environment cause you to do bad deeds, have a bad attitude, bad works, bad results, bad reputation, and bad vibes?

Now in your recovery are you doing good deeds,  and have a good attitude, good results, good reputation, and good vibes?

What changes have you made to support a healthy recovery and feel good about yourself as a valuable and worthy person?


Credit and appreciation is given to author, Jason M. S. for his article “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. However, his identification is withheld for purposes of confidentiality.