[cutting/comment] Kevan Christie: Tackling alcoholism doesn’t need to be anonymous any longer | The Scotsman

One issue to raise is the idea of anonymity. In the context of helping someone overcome addiction which is undeniably linked to mental health, this should not require in 2017 that the individual in question feels any need to remain anonymous. … It’s time for Alcoholics Anonymous stand up and join the debate over how addiction is crippling our country. The time for anonymity has gone.

Source: http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/kevan-christie-tackling-alcoholism-doesn-t-need-to-be-anonymous-any-longer-1-4584425

Note: It would be preferable to eliminate unwarranted shame without denying people privacy. ■