Changing the Narrative works to reduce stigma in media representations of drug use and addiction. Created by the Health in Justice Action Lab at Northeastern University, the website provide evidence-based information to counter common myths about drug use and addiction such as “helping is enabling,” people must “hit rock bottom” before beginning treatment and recovery, and misconceptions about harm reduction and syringe service programs. The website provides up-to-date and evidence-based information and includes links to experts available to speak to media representatives.
Funding Source: George Sarlo Foundation, Vital Projects Fund
A link to the website for Changing the Narrative, which works to reduce stigma in media representations of drug use and addiction