Substance use disorders are treatable illnesses, not moral failings. The Opioid Response Network challenges you to confront stigma with easy, daily activity.
Commit to 21 days of daily activity to educate yourself, your organization and your community, and Stand Against Stigma.
Choose 1 resource each day from our Resources Library. Read, Listen or Watch, and learn how to combat stigma related to substance use disorders.
Share what you learn with others and ask them to join too!
Take action. Want to do more? Up the ante in your Stand Against Stigma and take action! Visit the Take Action page for ideas about what else you can do.
The Opioid Response Network convened a stakeholders committee with national organizations across justice, corrections and medicine. These collaborating organizations came together under one important, shared belief: Building collaboration and sharing of information and knowledge across justice, corrections and healthcare systems to address the opioid and stimulant crisis is vital.
These stakeholders are identifying opportunities to share resources and coordinating efforts to reduce recidivism, keep communities safe and individuals healthy and productive. The Stand Against Stigma Challenge is an initiative of this committee.
The Opioid Response Network provides education and training in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid and stimulant use disorders at the local level and at no cost. The coalition is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry working collaboratively with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders and 40 national professional organizations.