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Come and join the fight against stigma

#StigmaMakesMeFeel

Join us as we launch our campaign against the stigma experienced by families affected by a loved one's drug or alcohol .

From our many conversations with families affected by drugs and alcohol, we know that stigma is rife, with societal attitudes about substance use to unhelpful remarks from friends causing families to feel isolated and obstruct them from accessing support through fear of being judged.

One family member told us stigma is “like being labelled with a big invisible sign that I can’t see but others can”.

Often stigma isn’t malicious, or deliberate, it’s due to people misunderstanding the issue and what families are going through.

That’s why we are launching our new campaign #StigmaMakesMeFeel to tackle stigma face-on by getting it out in the open. We want people to think about how families experience stigma, and tell us how that makes them feel.

We are aiming to get 1000 photos of people posing with our #StigmaMakesMeFeel campaign boards, starting at the event!

We will also be showcasing some of our recent stigma-busting partnership projects – ‘Family Lives in Recovery’, ‘Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)’, ‘Changing Lives’ and our advocacy work on Dual Diagnosis. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be available on the night.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Rob Stebbings who will send further details: r.stebbings@adfam.org.uk / 020 3817 9410