Reducing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders requires changing people’s attitudes and behaviors, a challenging task many state and local government and community organizations have undertaken. In this collection, we provide guidance on creating your own community anti-stigma campaigns and examples of programs currently in operation across the country.
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family created a toolkit for communities to launch a public health information campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse. The toolkit includes targeted educational materials and information about implementing harm reduction and safe medication disposal programs as well as information for patients, caregivers, and parents to help them better understand the risks of prescription medications and how to reduce those risks.
New Hampshire’s Strength Over Stigma (SOS) Recovery Community Organization is one of the non-profit entities in New Hampshire given state grant funding to help businesses create recovery friendly workplace programs.
This resource supports successful planning, design, implementation, and sustainability of syringe service programs (SSPs). The document describes 5 main strategies for SSP implementation and service delivery that are know to be effective:
Faces & Voices of Recovery is a non-profit organization that organizes individuals in recovery and their allies to support recovery through advocacy, education, and leadership.
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)’s mission is to eliminate disparities in behavioral health care by building a national network of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and sexual minority communities and organizations to promote policies, practices, standards and research.
The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE) is a multi-issue, grassroots community organization of 23 multicultural and interfaith congregations in Hillsborough county, Florida. HOPE engages and trains community members to identify problems experienced by families and community residents, convenes meetings with local experts and decision-makers to understand community problems and identify solutions, and engages with decision-makers to implement solutions and hold them accountable for change.
This resource was developed by leaders from over 100 organizations and provides a discussion and list of actions that communities, organizations, businesses, governments, and funders can take to achieve the expectation of: all people and places thriving – no exceptions.
This report describes 5 principles policymakers can use to ensure the best use of funds from opioid litigation. The principles include:
The Faith in Harm Reduction online toolkit is a national collection of faith and community leaders who work together to address stigma against people who use drugs and advance liberation, health, and wholeness for communities impacted by overdose, trauma, stigma of substance use, and radicalized drug policy.