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Together, we can end the stigma of addiction and
be a state without stigma.

The stigma of addiction

People living with substance use disorder experience stigma every day.

Stigmas about addiction can be negative, biased feelings, words or behaviors towards people living with addiction. Stigma creates barriers– and can prevent people from getting treatment or staying in recovery.

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How can I be anti-stigma? 

Learn more about ways you can actively take a stand against stigma and support recovery from addiction.

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