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Stigma Around Substance Use

Stigma around substance use can prevent people from getting the help they need. #endstigma

Most of us know someone affected by substance use. Overdose-related deaths are affecting our friends, families and communities; it's a Canada-wide problem. But those affected continue to feel stigmatized.

Approximately 11 Canadians die every day from apparent opioid related incidents.

Stigma (negative attitudes or beliefs) can have a major impact on the quality of life of people who use drugs, people who are in recovery and their friends and family.

It's important that as Canadians, we reduce stigma around drug use, so people can get help when they want and need it.

Click the image below to open a larger, PDF version of "Changing How we Talk About Substance Use"

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