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Anti-Stigma Toolkit

Source: Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center & The Danya Institute

This toolkit is designed for people who want to engage in efforts to reduce addiction-related stigma. The toolkit can help addiction treatment professionals and community groups to create multi-component stigma prevention and stigma reduction campaigns.

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Stigma Free West Virginia

Source: West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health

Website for Stigma Free West Virginia which works to reduce stigma around individuals with substance use disorders. Includes information about what stigma is and how it affects individual’s and community’s ability to treat substance use disorder and recover from addiction. Includes stories of recovery and links to relevant resources.

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Stigma Free West Virginia: Training and Evaluation Resources

Source: West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health

Stigma Free West Virginia works to reduce the stigma around individuals with substance use disorder to improve treatment and recovery from addiction. This website provides training and evaluation resources to be used when conducting anti-stigma trainings. Includes links to 6 training videos.

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Opioid Use Disorder – A Guide for Stigma Reduction Efforts

Source: Arizona Rethink RX Abuse

This 2 page guide from the ReThink Rx Initiative in Arizona defines stigma and explains why we must address stigma in order to have an impact on the opioid and addiction crisis. It also describes 8 steps individuals and organizations can take to reduces stigma.

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Reducing Stigma Education Tools (ReSET)

Source: Dell Medical School - University of Texas at Austin

This OpenEdX free training program on reducing stigma is designed for health care providers and includes 2 modules. The first module explains the impact of opioid use disorder stigma on patients and explores the medial model of addiction. The second module emphasizes developing practical tools for addressing stigma and delivering compassionate, recovery-oriented care to patients with opioid use disorder.

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Stories of Stigma: Sue’s Story

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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.

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Stigma-Free Communities Initiative Faith Organization Toolkit

Source: Morris County, New Jersey Stigma-Free Communities Initiative

This toolkit was designed to assist faith-based organizations in creating stigma-free communities. The toolkit includes information about stigma, a sample resolution for organizations to adopt, and information about forming a task force, creating an action plan, and communicating with the press.

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Morris County Proud to Be Stigma-Free

Source: Morris County, New Jersey Stigma-Free Communities Initiative

Morris County, New Jersey’s Proud to Be Stigma-Free Initiative’s website includes educational information about stigma and how it impedes individuals from seeking help for substance use disorder or mental health conditions. It also includes a community pledge and tool-kits for local municipalities, colleges and universities, and faith-based organizations.

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Understanding Drug-Related Stigma: Tools for Better Practice and Social Change – Participant Workbook

Source: Harm Reduction Coalition

The resource is the participant manual from the Harm Reduction Coalition’s training to Understanding Drug-Related Stigma. For more information about the training, see the Harm Reduction Coalitions website at: https://harmreduction.org/issue-area/issue-drugs-drug-users/understanding-drug-related-stigma/.

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