With your help, we want to increase understanding of the devastating stigma associated with substance use and addiction. Everyday it threatens the well-being of people touched by this health issue.
That’s why National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is focusing on Stigma Ends with Me.
This year NAAW is from November 25 to December 1.
We have created a number of tools and resources you can use to engage your networks to put an end to the harms caused by stigma. These resources are designed to help you facilitate conversations to increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks and service providers.
You can view and download the resources online.
CCSA’s NAAW highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol and other drug-related harm. It gives Canadians an opportunity to learn more about prevention, to talk about treatment and recovery, and to bring forward solutions for change.
Use the hashtag #StigmaEndsWithMe and share your NAAW activities on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and show us how you’re trying to end stigma within your community.
On behalf of our team, thank you for your continued support of CCSA and NAAW.
Spread the Message
The team at CCSA created a suite of resources to help reduce stigma. These resources were designed to help you facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks and service providers.
Using the hashtag #StigmaEndsWithMe, please share your NAAW activities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and show how you are trying to end stigma within your community. You can share your plans, photos and social media information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on social media.
This National Addiction Awareness Week, we encourage you to read and share our stigma primer and use what you learn to recognize stigmatizing language, attitudes and behaviours that surround people experiencing the harms of substance use.
2019 Campaign Resources
Take the “Stop Stigma” Pledge
Stigma ends with all of us.
Are you ready to pledge to help end the stigma surrounding substance use and addiction? Print this sign and fill in how you’re going to help end stigma in your personal, professional or community life. Take a selfie, share it online with #StigmaEndsWithMe and tag us.
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The opinions expressed in this post are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the FASD Prevention Conversation Project or its members.