Changing the Narrative!

Addiction is complicated, and so is the media coverage that comes along with it.

America’s surge in opioid-related overdose deaths has resulted in daily news stories investigating the crisis and its impact. Media coverage of this issue is important and necessary—but unfortunately, many of these stories often include stigmatized language, outdated stereotypes, or harmful misinformation that contributes to the deadly stigma of addiction.

The public needs to understand that addiction is not a moral failure—it’s a medical illness, and it can be effectively treated. When the media focuses on these facts and reports on addiction with compassionate care, hearts and minds can change. With a better public understanding of addiction, we can increase treatment access and save countess lives.

On that note… We’ve found a great resource for you to broaden your understand of what is actually going on with addiction. (click on each box for more information)