WASHTENAW COUNTY

Resource Center

Stigma & Addiction

Among the many challenges in delivering appropriate care to the nearly 20 million people in the United States with substance use disorders is the chilling effect of stigma. This article from the New England Journal of Medicine cautions against stigma and the negative effect it can have on recovery, and how we may be able to overcome it.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challengs for people with substance use disorders and in recovery. While our in-person meetings are postponed, we encourage you to check out the following community resources.

Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction 

This article offers useful tips on language and terms to avoid that will help reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. Clinicians and families can show leadership in how language can de-stigmatize the disease of addiction. 

Impacting the Opioid Crisis

Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers 

This course will empower non-prescribing providers to directly impact the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States through increased knowledge and tools that will transform practice and policies.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challengs for people with substance use disorders and in recovery. While our in-person meetings are postponed, we encourage you to check out the following community resources.

Injury Prevention in Children & Teens

Injuries are the #1 cause of death among children and teens. This course lays a foundation for the prevention of child and teen injuries.

Families Against Narcotics
18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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