STIGMA & Addiction
For people who use drugs, or are recovering from problematic drug use, stigma can be a barrier to a wide range of opportunities and rights. People who are stigmatized can endure:
Even among people who use drugs, stigma towards other who use a different drug can be common.
YOU can help end stigma by:
Instead Of Saying Certain Phrases, Try a Non-Judgmental Alternative!
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SPONSORED BY THE ALLEGANY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT,
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
12501-12503 Willowbrook Road, PO Box 1745
Cumberland, Maryland 21501-1745
OUR MISSION: Prescribe Change Allegany County’s mission is to create awareness and educate the citizens of Allegany County,
Maryland about the growing crisis of opioid prescription drugs, and heroin misuse and abuse in our community.