Addiction is only a part of me. So take the time to listen, and you may learn a thing or two about who I really am.
I ask that you walk beside me so that we can learn from each other.
Seeing substance use as a moral failing doesn’t help. It makes you feel stigma and shame, which makes it harder to change.
I used drugs to find purpose and freedom. Today, I find freedom in love and purpose in sacrifice and service.
Bringing diverse communities together to find and enact solutions to the overdose crisis.
Stigma and judgement have real and harmful consequences. Change starts with us, and how we see and treat others
People who use drugs have woken up from an overdose to find out that they no longer have a bed to sleep in for the night because they were service restricted for overdosing in the shelter.
I am still living it every day—the stigma of substance use. Life is a huge challenge.. The “day to day” that most of us take for granted.
There are many people out there who want to get help but can’t.