Addiction is one of the most misunderstood illnesses there is. Myths, stereotypes, misinformation—these things make it incredibly difficult to prevent and treat addiction effectively. Amid the deadliest overdose epidemic in U.S. history, it’s never been more important to set the record straight.
It can be hard to push back against opinions, attitudes, and policies that are rooted in stigma rather than fact. But knowledge is power. And once you’re educated about addiction, you can be a voice for change in your community. You can help educate others. And you can be a part of a world where people with substance use disorders can easily access high-quality, lifesaving treatment.
Shatterproof.org has lots of resources to educate, empower, and shatter deadly stigma. Start with these six.