Together, we can end addiction stigma

The stigma that surrounds addiction—and the preconceived views of those who struggle with substance use—don’t have to be permanent. 

In fact, views are already shifting due to greater awareness of addiction as a disease, increased understanding of treatment and recovery, and growing empathy and compassion for our family members, friends, and neighbors.

Learn more about addiction and substance use disorder, listen to Vermonters’ experiences with this disease, and find helpful support resources for you, your family, or your friend. 

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Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health

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