Ending the Stigma of Opioid Use Disorder – This video from the Opioid Response Network (ORN-STR) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) highlights the voices of patients who are living with OUD to help emergency medicine physicians reduce the stigma of OUD.
AHA’s Behavioral Health Resources on Combating Stigma – Nancy Howell Agee, CEO of Carilion Clinic, discusses stigma in health care settings and the negative impact it has on those with OUD and suggests ways to equip health care providers and staff with tools to understand stigma and its effects.
The Shame, the Denial, the Stigma of Addiction – Justin Phillips, founder of Overdose Lifeline, provides her perspective on the harmful effects of shame and stigma in dealing with the loss of her son to opioid addiction. She shares her remorse at “not treating the chronic disease of addiction the same way we treat other chronic diseases.”
Breaking Down the Stigma of Addiction: A Witness’s Story Through Art – Artist and advocate William Stoehr shares his story of losing his sister to an opioid overdose. Painting a picture of hope, he reminds everyone there is support and that no one is alone. It also provides information about SAMHSA’s National Helpline for those with a SUD who need help or their loved ones who may be seeking support.
Real Stories from Real People: Overcoming Addiction – Real stories from 13 real people who have shared their personal accounts about dealing with prescription opioids.
#WorkInProgress | From addiction to the front lines of the opioid crisis – Skye Tikkanen tells her story about how she and other former heroin users are coaching overdose victims into recovery and creating new pathways back to work. Briefly discusses stigma.