“Stigma isolates and discourages people from coming forward for treatment, and leads some clinicians, knowingly or unknowingly, to resist delivering evidence-based treatment services.”
– Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy.
Reducing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders is a critical step towards getting you, a loved one, a friend or a neighbor into treatment. A substance use disorder is an illness and does not define you or them. Being treated with dignity and respect makes it possible for individuals to seek treatment and get on a path to recovery.