This toolkit on pregnancy and substance use from a harm reduction perspective includes information intended for pregnant and parenting people who use drugs, their loved ones, and their service providers.
The 16 and Recovering documentary series profiles students attending a recovery high school in Beverly, Massachusetts over the course of a school year. The website includes information on hosting a screening of the documentary as well as links to resources for educators and community members.
This report provides a summary of a qualitative research study on inmate attitudes toward a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program for substance use disorder in the Rhode Island corrections system. Rhode Island implemented a MAT program in its correctional facilities statewide.
This 3 minute video describe the Community Opioid Prevention and Education (COPE) trailer deployed by the Montgomery County, Maryland police department. The COPE trailer uses a model bedroom and bathroom to educate citizens about the signs of opioid abuse they might see in their friends and loved ones and provides information about accessing treatment and using naloxone to reverse opioid overdose.
GOAL (Global Outreach for Addiction Leadership and Learning) helps faith-based organizations build sustainable addiction prevention and recovery support programs. GOAL is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and also works in communities around the world including Kenya and Uganda.
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.
Recovery Reinvented is an initiative of the North Dakota Behavioral Health Division led by North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum who herself is in long term recovery for over 18 years. The goal of Recovery Reinvented is to eliminate the shame and stigma of addiction in North Dakota through education and promoting proven prevention, treatment and recovery approaches.
This web page summarizes a study that looked at the effects of language on attitudes towards people who use substances. The study offered participants two descriptions of individuals — a person who was a “substance abuser” or a person who “had a substance use disorder” – and then asked several questions about the participant’s impressions of these persons.
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.
Farm Town Strong provides resources to assist farm and ranch communities address the opioid crisis from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union. The website includes results of a survey describing farm and ranch community perceptions of the opioid crisis as well as links to informational and support hotlines, a substance use disorder treatment locator, information about prevention and safe mediation disposal.