Recovery Film Festivals can help! –
Oct. 16, 2020 –
- Educate ourselves – There are many ways to break the stigma of addiction. One of those is to educate ourselves on the topic of addiction. There are countless resources online regarding the topic. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has a collection of resources that can help our communities stay informed.
- Listen to others – Another way to be educated on the complexities of addiction is to just listen to those suffering. Being able to sit down and have a conversation to better understand the pain and struggle of addiction can always help create that dialogue of positive reinforcement.
- Empathize – Being able to empathize with a recovering addict is one of the most impactful ways to rid the stigma of addiction. Allowing yourself to avoid shaming the person for their disease will allow both parties to grow closer together. By opening up that conversation you can help encourage further recovery.