As part of CLOUD’s collection dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, we provide several videos that may be used in education or public information campaigns.
1. A 6-minute video from Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction that provides guidance for clinicians on how to improve their communication skills and reduce stigma in their interactions with patients
2. A series of videos from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts “State Without StigMA” campaign – Six 1-minute videos tell the stories of people whose experience of stigma toward their drug use made seeking help more difficult. The series also includes a 30-second public service advertisement that demonstrates the importance of rethinking attitudes and actions towards individuals with addiction to encourage their ability to achieve recovery.
- Anthony’s story
- Sue’s story
- Stephanie’s story
- Mike’s story
- Cotto’s story (English)
- Cotto’s story (Spanish)
- State Without StigMA public service advertisement
3. Videos previously highlighted in our collection on Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Pregnant and Parenting Women that explain how stigma impedes engaging these women in treatment and their achievement of recovery:
- A 10-minute video that features a woman who successfully treated her SUD while pregnant and includes clinicians discussing the harmful effects of stigma on effective treatment, and
- A 15-minute video featuring a number of women speaking about their addiction history and how support from clinicians and other providers helped them engage in treatment during pregnancy and achieve recovery for themselves and their children
This 6 minute video titled “Tell Me What to Say: How to Approach Challenging Patient Conversations” from a clinician at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction provides guidance for providers having difficult conversations with patients about addiction treatment in clinical settings.
This 1 minute video tells the story of Anthony who resisted seeking treatment for his opioid addiction because of the stigma he encountered from people who considered him just a “junkie” or “drug fiend.”
This 1 minute video tells the story of Sue who speaks about the stigma she and her daughter experienced due to her daughter’s opioid addiction and how stigma made seeking help more difficult.
This 1 minute video tells Stephanie’s story of the stigma she encountered due to her opioid addiction and how it discouraged her from seeking health care or treatment.
This 1 minute video tells the story of Mike who speaks about how the shame of his opioid addiction led him to distance himself from his family and avoid treatment.
This 1 minute video tells the story of Cotto who achieved recovery from his 25-year opioid addiction. Cotto talks about how the stigma he experienced while using prevented him from believing in himself and his ability to recover.
This 1 minute Spanish language video tells the story of Cotto who achieved recovery from his 25-year opioid addiction. Cotto talks about how the stigma he experienced while using prevented him from believing in himself and his ability to recover.
A 10 minute video with the purpose of educating people about opioid addiction and medication assisted treatment (MAT) with a focus on reducing stigma around the disease. Two physicians in Portland, Oregon are featured along with a young woman who successfully treated her opioid use disorder (OUD) with MAT and coordinated services through Project Nurture.
A 15-minute video of women talking about their experiences of getting help to address their opioid addiction and confront stigma during their pregnancies. Includes information about the importance of seeking treatment and support during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, and how these women worked with their providers to ensure a successful outcome for themselves and their