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The Council on Chemical Abuse is working with SOS Berks on a new community awareness campaign to combat the stigma surrounding opioid and other substance abuse disorders. We know that stigma can prevent people from seeking treatment for addiction. In an effort to reduce stigma in Berks County, we are seeking local individuals in recovery or their family members to share their own experiences about how stigma affected them and how they overcame it.
Selected testimonials will be shared this fall on the SOS Berks website, either as brief written stories or (for willing individuals) as short videos.
Because stigma surrounding the life-saving drug Naloxone is particularly harmful, we would love to hear from someone who specifically has a story to share about that. This is part of an upcoming Stigma Reduction Campaign to happen in Berks this fall.
Please note: Participants must reside or work in Berks County.
For questions or more information please contact Jennifer Kirlin @ COCA at JKirlin@cocaberks.org or call 610-685-4475 (direct line).