Hopeless. Helpless. Junkie. Drug seeker. Crackhead. Deadbeat. Unfortunately, those words are still part of the stigma associated with the disease of addiction. And stigma is one of the main reasons people who need help don’t seek it. We need to work hard to eliminate that stigma, because it does way more harm than good.
At Families Against Narcotics, we believe that compassion > stigma, and we assist individuals and families affected by substance use disorder with the respect, empathy, and compassion they deserve.
YOU GOT THIS!
We are all in the midst of something unprecedented. But Families Against Narcotics and Hope Not Handcuffs are still here for you. Even though we can't be with you face-to-face, we are still available to help and support you--no matter where in Michigan you are.
We want you to know, that we will all make it through this challenging time together. One day at a time. You got this!
DON'T GIVE UP
We live in a connected society where people are not afraid to share their negative opinions freely on any subject they see fit.
This is no different with the stigma of addiction. These are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, siblings, and friends who deserve a beautiful life like anyone. Please help us erase the stigma of addiction!
OF PEOPLE USING HEROIN,
started after abusing a prescription painkiller.
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